10th November 2019.
This week we continued our series around the topic of fruitfulness and what it means to live a fruitful life. Stephen focused on self control and looked at times in Jesus’ life where He demonstrated self control in the face of temptation (Mat 4:1-11), injustice (Mat 21:12-13) and suffering (Mat 26:36-42).
“You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally. I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. “
– 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. The Message