Day One

The World, The Word

Before getting started, make sure you've watched [su_lightbox src=""]Captain Nate's introduction video[/su_lightbox].

The Focus

In this video, we’ll be comparing and contrasting the way the world thinks about self-control and the way the bible teaches us to view it.

Essential Question

Self-Control is NOT just about discipline. Before you watch Day 1, think about what this could possibly mean.

Today's Verses
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  • 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
  • Luke 9:24-25
What is self-control? What does the world say about it? Name some famous examples of disciplined men (for example, soldiers, professional athletes, people who have made a lot of money).

Who are some people in your life that exhibit true biblical self-control? Why do they come to mind?

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Luke 9:24-25

Luke 12:16-21
What does it look like to rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance rather than human wisdom?

In Luke 9, Jesus says, “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me you will find true life.” What does it mean to give up your life for Christ?

In [su_tooltip style="bootstrap" position="top" shadow="no" rounded="no" size="default" title="1 Corinthians 9:25" content="Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable." behavior="click" close="yes" class=""]1 Corinthians 9:25[/su_tooltip], Paul mentions an “eternal prize,” what does he mean by this?

What are some ways you might practice self-control?

What would you hope to accomplish by being self-controlled?

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