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Revealing

God’s Glorious
Self-Control
Pastor John Isaacs
KingsWay Community Church
March 11, 2007
The Glory of God
• Glory’s PROMISE
• Glory’s PROBLEM
• Glory’s PROVISION
• Glory’s FULFILLMENT
The Glory of God
The PROMISE
But truly, as I live, all the
earth shall be filled with
the glory of the Lord.
(Numbers 14:21)
The Glory of God
Exodus 34:6-7
Nehemiah 9:17
Psalm 145:11-12
Jonah 4:2

His Goodness & Greatness


The Glory of God
God’s Manifest Presence
1. The Goodness of God
- Revelation of His Character

2. The Greatness of God


- Demonstration of His Power
The Glory of God
God’s Glory, (His
Character Being Revealed
And His Power Being
Demonstrated), Is
Destined To Cover All The
Earth.
The Glory of God
• Glory’s PROMISE
• Glory’s PROBLEM
• Glory’s PROVISION
• Glory’s FULFILLMENT
The Glory of God
The PROBLEM
For all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of
God. (Romans 3:23)
The Glory of God
The PROBLEM
Therefore the curse has
devoured the earth, And
those who dwell in it are
desolate. (Isaiah 24:6)
The Glory of God
• Glory’s PROMISE
• Glory’s PROBLEM
• Glory’s PROVISION
• Glory’s FULFILLMENT
The Glory of God
The PROVISION
2 Corinthians 4:6
For it is the God who commanded light
to shine out of darkness, who has shone
in our hearts to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in
the face of Jesus Christ.
The Glory of God
• Glory’s PROMISE
• Glory’s PROBLEM
• Glory’s PROVISION
• Glory’s FULFILLMENT
The Glory of God
The FULFILLMENT
John 17:22
And the
glory which You gave Me I
have given them, that they may be
one just as We are one.
The Glory of God
The FULFILLMENT
2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in Him
are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the

glory of God through us.


The Glory of God
The FULFILLMENT
2 Corinthians 3:18
But we all, with unveiled face,
beholding as in a mirror the glory of
the Lord, are being transformed into
the same image from glory to
glory, just as by the Spirit of the
The Glory of God
The FULFILLMENT
Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make
known what are the riches of
the glory of this mystery among
the Gentiles: which is Christ in
you, the hope of glory.
Glory’s Path
The Goodness & Greatness of God

Always Present In The Godhead

Evident In Creation

With God’s People

Resident In His Holy Temple


Glory’s Path
Illuminated in God’s Law

Manifested in God’s Son

Revealed by God’s Spirit

Fills the earth


through God’s People!
Becoming God’s Glory
by Revealing HIS CHARACTER!

Fruit of the Spirit


Galatians 5:22-25
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against
such there is no law.
Fruit of the Spirit
God’s Glorious LOVE
God’s Glorious JOY
God’s Glorious PEACE
God’s Glorious PATIENCE
God’s Glorious KINDNESS
God’s Glorious GOODNESS
God’s Glorious FAITHFULNESS
God’s Glorious GENTLENESS
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Greek Word is Egkrateia
• strength to restrain
• holding oneself inwardly
• mastering of appetites
“Able to marshal and direct our energies
wisely.” (The Message)
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Concept in Scripture
Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than the
mighty, And he who rules his spirit than
he who takes a city.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Concept in Scripture
Proverbs 25:28
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
Is like a city broken down, without walls.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Concept in Scripture
James 1:26
If anyone among you thinks he is
religious, and does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his own heart, this one's
religion is useless.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Concept in Scripture
James 3:7-8
For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile
and creature of the sea, is tamed and
has been tamed by mankind. But no
man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly
evil, full of deadly poison.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
Acts 24:25
Now as he reasoned about righteousness,
self-control, and the judgment to come,
Felix was afraid and answered, "Go away
for now; when I have a convenient time I
will call for you."
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot exercise self-control,
let them marry. For it is better to marry
than to burn with passion.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
Titus 1:7-8
For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward
of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not
given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-
minded, just, holy, and self-controlled.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
2 Timothy 3:2-3
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-
control, brutal, despisers of good.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
Matthew 23:25
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of
the cup and dish, but inside they are full of
extortion and self-indulgence.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage of Egkrateia in Scripture
1 Corinthians 7:5
Do not deprive one another except with consent
for a time, that you may give yourselves to
fasting and prayer; and come together again so
that Satan does not tempt you because of your
lack of self-control.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Definition of Self-Control:
Control of one's emotions, desires, or
actions by one's own will.
Being within reasonable limits; not
excessive or extreme.
Moderate in indulgence of appetite.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Synonyms of SELF-CONTROL:
Temperate, moderate, self-command,
self-possessed.
To curb, to limit, to throttle, to restrain.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Biblical Usage of SELF-CONTROL:
Being reasonable in the consumption
of food and drink, and other
enjoyments of life, so as not to be
excessive and immoderate in the use
of them.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Biblical Usage of SELF-CONTROL:
Self-restraint as to one's desires and
lusts.
Fruit of the Spirit
Virtue vs. Fruit
• A virtue is developing the power to do
good or having the habit of doing good
within myself.
• The Fruit of the Spirit is God’s attribute
being revealed through my life, by the
Holy Spirit’s presence within me.
1. 3.
Balance 2. Locomotion
Direction
1. 3.
Balance 2. Locomotion
Direction
1. 3.
Setting 2. Sowing
your mind. Keeping
in step.
1. 3.
Setting 2. Sowing
your mind. Keeping
in step.
Fruit vs. Virtue
Self-Control as a Virtue
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N S L
O O O
N M T
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Fruit vs. Virtue
Self-Control as a Virtue
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
N S L
O O O
N M T
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Fruit vs. Virtue
Self-Control as a Virtue
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
N S L
O O O
N M T
E E S
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Usage As A Virtue
2 Peter 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.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Spiritual Fruit of Self-Control:
The supernatural ability to exercise
restraint over our impulses, emotions,
passions, desires, and appetites.
A supernatural ability to exercise authority
that guides or manages our inner self.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL

Beware of the
SELF-CONTROL
Killers!
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL

Self-Control Killers
1. Being in the flesh
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Romans 8:7-8
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God; for it is not subject to
the law of God, nor indeed can be.
8 So then, those who are in the
flesh cannot please God.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL

Self-Control Killers
1. Being in the Flesh
2. Religiosity
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
Matthew 23:25-26
25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside
of the cup and dish, but inside they are
full of extortion and self-indulgence. 26
Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of
the cup and dish, that the outside of them
may be clean also.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL

Self-Control Killers
1. Being in the Flesh
2. Religiosity
3. Entitlement
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 Or do you not know that your body is
the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God, and you are
not your own? 20 For you were bought
at a price; therefore glorify God in your
body and in your spirit, which are God's.
Fruit of the Spirit
His Glorious SELF-CONTROL

Self-Control Killers
1. Being in the Flesh
2. Religiosity
3. Entitlement
The Glory of God
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
11 Therefore we also pray always for you
that our God would count you worthy of
this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure
of His goodness and the work of faith
with power,
12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
may be glorified in you, and you in Him,
according to the grace of our God and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
The Kingdom of God expands
as the Glory of God
radiates in His people.
- God’s Glorious Character Revealed

The Fruit of the Spirit


THROUGH US!
God’s Glory Fills The Earth
When God’s People Reveal His Nature

Love Goodness
Joy Faithfulness
Peace Gentleness
Patience Self-Control
Kindness