Titus 2; various other texts
We all have something in common, a struggle with excess.
The solution to excess is self-control.
- Titus 2
- Self-control is more about surrender than self.
o 1 Timothy 3:2-3
- Self-Control is a byproduct of our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
o Galatians 5:22-23
- Without the Spirit’s help, we are unable to protect ourselves or resist our temptations.
o Proverbs 25:28
- A Relationship with the Holy Spirit gives us perseverance and strength to live as we are called.
o 2 Peter 1:1-11
Main Point: The only way to truly have control in life is to give it up. We never really learn to control ourselves until we give Jesus and the Holy Spirit control over our lives.