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  • On Self-Control  PRO

    Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 1, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    ON SELF-CONTROL When I’m at the pizza buffet and I’ve already had more than enough to eat, and I know there’s a good chance another slice will make me miserable for the next 3-4 hours and I eat it anyway .... I lack self control. When I decide to stay up late and play video games or surf the more

  • Self-Destruction

    Contributed by Akinsanya Adubi on Sep 28, 2009

    SELF-DESTRUCTION The same way a lot of people have destroyed what the Lord rightly gave to them with their own hands. The case of a governor of one of the states in Nigeria is a very good example. He jumped bail in England and was removed on coming back home. There was also the case of one boy who more

  • Self-Remedies

    Contributed by John Putty on Apr 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    SELF-REMEDIES Not many people enjoy going to the doctor, but according to Reuters, in 1994, one London accountant to that to an extreme. The 63 year old man needed bladder surgery, but he couldn't overcome his fear of doctors and hospitals. So he self-reliantly did what had to be done. He more

  • Being Self

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Feb 28, 2016

    A little boy named Adam wanted to be like his friend Bobby. Adam loved the way Bobby walked and talked. Bobby, however, wanted to be like Charlie. Something about Charlie’s stride and accent intrigued him. Charlie, on the other hand, was impressed with Danny. Charlie wanted to look and sound like more

  • On Self-Control

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 13, 2011

    ON SELF-CONTROL Daniel Akst in a secular article called, "Whose in Charge Here?" wrote: "Life in modern Western cultures is like living at a giant all-you-can-eat buffet offering more calories, credit, sex, intoxicants, and just about anything else one could take to excess than our forebears more

  • Self Evaluation  PRO

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jul 22, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    ILLUSTRATION - Self Evaluation -------------------------------- State employment officials in Tucson, Arizona, posted an interesting sign over a full-length mirror. Directed to all job hunters, it read, “Would you hire this person?” In another office a mirror and sign posed this question: “Are you more

  • Self-Image

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 14, 2012

    SELF-IMAGE There's a story about a girl who was the daughter of one of the royal families of Europe. She had a big, round nose that destroyed her beauty in the eyes of others--and especially in her own eyes. She grew up with this terrible image of herself as an ugly person. So her family hired a more

  • Self Can Never Cast Out Self, Even In The ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007

    "Self can never cast out self, even in the regenerate man. Praise God The death of Jesus, once and forever, is the death to self. And the gift of the Holy more

  • Man's Capacity For Self-Deception Is ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Man's capacity for self-deception more

  • Wiersbe On Self-Sacrifice

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 15, 2010

    WIERSBE ON SELF-SACRIFICE "Self-preservation is the first law of physical life, but self-sacrifice is the first more

  • It Is Foolish To Replace Self-Control With ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 3 ratings

    It is foolish to replace self-control with abstinence: the latter is more

  • Love Then Is The Giving Of Self, And As Long As ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2001
    based on 3 ratings

    Love then is the giving of self, and as long as we have a body and are working out our salvation, it will always be synonymous with sacrifice, in the Christian sense of the word. Love sacrifices naturally just as the eye sees and the ear hears. That is why we speak of "arrows" and "darts" of more

  • Mixing Music With Self-Control  PRO

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on May 12, 2002
    based on 23 ratings

    MIXING MUSIC WITH SELF-CONTROL James Schaefer of the University of Minnesota did a ten-year study of a bar in Missoula, Montana. (He followed it up with a three-year study of 65 bars around Minneapolis.) His startling conclusion: country-western tunes and alcohol go together. He found that the more

  • Self Love Is Ordinary

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Nov 10, 2004

    Self Love Is Ordinary Self-love is so ordinary that Jesus used it as a reference point: Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” When I was in elementary school, the teacher sometimes solved the first problem on a sheet of homework to show us how the others were solved. Jesus used our love for more

  • Optimists Are Self-Motivated By Inspiring ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007

    Optimists are self-motivated by inspiring themselves to action. They believe in who they are and in what they are doing. They make mistakes and learn from them. They achieve more

  • The Heroes Of This World Think Not Of Self. ...

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Sep 7, 2005

    The heroes of this world think not of self. Think of the everyday heroes or rescue workers we hear of these days. They see what needs to be done, or who needs to be saved and they do it before they analyze their role in the matter. It is in that act of forgetting our self, in a constructive way of more

  • From Dying To Self - A Wealthy ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008

    Illustration from Dying to Self - A wealthy university graduate chose to live frugally in a single room, cooking his own meals. As a result he was able to give two million dollars to foreign missions. In explanation of his choice he wrote these words: “Gladly would I make the floor my bed, a box my more

  • Self-Sufficiency Is An Insufficient Legacy

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 7, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Self-sufficiency is an insufficient legacy. Frankly, a lot of churches in the 1950s had to face this question. The people had just come out of the Great Depression and understood the value of having a lot of money. When the baby boom came, they were able to use that money to build bigger more

  • Love Is Not Self-Seeking

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2009

    LOVE IS NOT SELF-SEEKING I read a beautiful story that illustrates this truth. In December of 1971 the Daily News of Maryville, Tennessee, ran a brief story about a nine-year-old boy who did an inspiring and self-giving act. He loved his mother, who had been widowed, and wanted to buy her a more

  • Self-Gratification, Nfl ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 20, 2009

    Self-Gratification, NFL Style Dexter Manly, has two Super Bowl rings, and amassed over 100 sacks during his career-heard voices. They were voices calling him into personal and instant gratification as a star. Clothes, meals, cars and drugs took over his life. In 91 he was banned from the NFL. His more