Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
MOMS and Self-control
South MOMS was blessed to hear from speakers Kempton and Caryn Turner last Tuesday. Here are a few highlights from their message on Self-Control:
- Self-control is the ability to keep yourself from indulging in things that do not increase your joy in Christ and bring glory to Him.
- Self-control sets up a firewall around your heart, mind and home to help protect you from unholy, unhealthy pleasures and patterns that long to destroy you and your family. (Proverbs 25:28)
- Self-control is a fruit of the spirit. When you are saved, self-control takes up residence in your heart. Therefore, we are not self-controlled, but spirit-controlled. (Galatians 5:22-23)
- A self-controlled woman is disciplined with her tastes, her time, her thoughts, and her talk.
Want to hear more? Mark your calendar now! The Turners will speak again next spring--at Downtown MOMS on April 3rd and at North MOMS on April 17th.