When fire is contained it serves such an important purpose, but let loose, it can wreak havoc. Our emotions are a lot like this. Emotions make us who we are, enhance how we experience life, and add so much to our daily encounters. Left unchecked our emotions can be destructive. This is the focus of our “Campfires” series. We’re learning why it’s so important to lead our emotions in matters of the heart. To listen to the first message in this series, click the link below.
SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 4:23, 16:32, and 25:28; Galatians 5:16-26; 2 Timothy 3:2-4; 2 Peter 1:5-7
When fire is _________________ it brings ________________ to all who come near.
When fire is ______ of ____________________________ it wreaks havoc on everything it its path.
We must learn to _______________ our ___________________ in matters of the heart.
- Self-control is a ___________ we must _________ to our faith.
- Self-control is ____________________ by those who ___________ in the Spirit.
- Self-control is a ____________ of the Spirit.
- Self-control is __________________ by those who have ____________________ their desires and passions.
A life without self-control is like an ______________________ city.
Self-control begins by first ________________ control of your life to Christ.
“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” -Henry David Thoreau
WORD BANK: contained, warmth, out, control, lead, emotions, virtue, add,
practiced, walk, fruit, exercised, crucified, unsecured, yielding