Fruit of the Spirit // Self-Control

Probably the hardest fruit of the Spirit to work on. Probably the one that we truly need the most; the one that can contribute to the ability to use the other fruits too! Maybe that’s why Paul saved it for last.

Read: Galatians 5:22-23

Context: See Intro


  • Webster // ability to control oneself
  • Greek // ἐγκράτεια, enkrateia
  • Strength with temperament
  • This fruit is a “what comes first” situation. Self-control isn’t possible, without the help of the Holy Spirit.

Discuss with Kids :

  • Why do we need self-control?
  • What behaviors do we need to focus on controlling?
  • Can we control others? NO!
  • How do we gain self-control? Only by the Holy Spirit living and working inside of us.

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