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Self Control. 2 Pet. 1:5-7. 5. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6. to knowledge self-control , to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7. to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

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Self Control

2 Pet. 1:5-7

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5. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

6. to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

7. to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

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Solomon

“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” Pro.25:28

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” Prov. 16:32

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“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Prov. 15:1

“He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.” Prov. 14:17

“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.” Eccl. 7:9

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“Flying off the handle”

“Losing our cool”

“Blowing our top”

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David is An Example

Self Control

1 Sam. 17:19-32

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I. Self Control under

Severe Circumstances

1. Verbally attacked by his Brothers

1 Sam. 17:28

Why have you come here ??

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“And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?” 1 Sam. 17:29

Hard to control self when family attacks us verbally

Matt. 5:39 - turn the other cheek

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I. Self Control under

Severe Circumstances

2. Ungrateful return for kindness

Brought food and provisions

Luke 17:12-18 ungrateful lepers

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I. Self Control under

Severe Circumstances

3. Unfair judgment of Motives

Eliab accused David

Matt. 7:1-5

Matt. 5:44 - pray for them

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I. Self Control under

Severe Circumstances

4. Open attack upon his reputation

Accused of pride and evil heart

Sometimes criticized

Matt. 5:10-12

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I. Self Control under

Severe Circumstances

1. Verbally attacked by his Brothers

2. Ungrateful return for kindness

3. Unfair judgment of Motives

4. Open attack upon his reputation

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II. Exhibited an Admirable

Spirit

1. Meekness and Patience

Became a type of Christ

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“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” Prov. 14:29

“A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” Prov. 15:18

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“19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

James 1:19-20

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II. Exhibited an Admirable

Spirit

2. Fast repression of Anger

Filled with righteous indignation

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“Anger lodges in the bosom of fools.” Ecl. 7:9

Eph 4:26-27 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

Col. 3:8-9 - put off anger, wrath

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II. Exhibited an Admirable

Spirit

3. Wise and gentle Language

Useless to argue with angry man

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“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Prov. 15:1

“Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: keep the door of my lips.” Psalms 141:3

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II. Exhibited an Admirable

Spirit

4. Stuck to His Goals

1 Sam. 17:30

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Follow the Example of Christ

1 Pet. 2:21-23

Left us an example

Follow His steps

Watched His words

Did not threaten

Committed to righteous judge

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Self Control

Have a satisfied spirit

Have a Worthy Character

Prepared for future trials

2 Pet. 1:5-7

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Self Control

The first victory of a man

If we do not control self we will be defeated in life

A Christian is a man who has

control of himself so he can let

God direct him

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Evening December 13, 2009