Galatians 5: 16-23; Ephesians 2: 1-3
August 6, 2017 – PM

When we read our texts in Gal. 5:16-23 and Eph. 2:1-3, we see that there is a
relentless war between the ________ and ____________ and our own sinful
nature/desires and _______ of ___________.
1. What is self-control?
__________, lordship, ____________ over self.
The things or people that we most think or talk about are often the influences
that drive or control us. What might be some of the things/people that drive
or control you?
2. Why do we need self-control?
The flesh is the bent of the whole person to ___ _____ rather than to be
_______ _____.
Either ________ is your master, or _________ ______ is your master.
When Jesus is your _________, he is able to save you from the rule and
___________ of sin.
3. What is self-control not?

Self-control is NOT a matter of ___________ or a ________ grind-it-out-on-

Self-control is choosing the ____________ thing over the _________ thing.
4. How do we exercise self-control?
When you read 1 Cor. 9:23-27, what does Paul keep out before him?
We need to __________ the important thing—to please ______.
Read Heb. 12:1-2. How would you describe the joy/vision that is set before
you? What can you do to keep this vision before you?