CPRC Men’s Bible Study Respectable Sins Study 8 Chapters 13 and 18
Jan 9th 2016(DV)
Lack of Self Control, Envy and Jealousy
Key Verses Prov.25:28, Gal.5:19-21, I Peter 2:11.
Self-control is one of the fruit of the Spirit, it is the opposite of self-indulgence. It is moderation in all things.
- Recall how Solomon’s self-indulgence had serious consequences from I Kings 11:1-6, 29-33.
2. What do these verses teach about self-control.
3. What is the difference between will-power and Christian self -control? (Titus 2:11-12)
What does this mean to you personally?
4. What is the battle against? (I Peter 2:11)
In what areas in people’s lives do they commonly fail in lack of self-control?
What are your weaknesses?
Is it true we cannot pick and choose in which areas to exercise self-control? (i.e. failure in one area leads to failure in more)
5. What means of grace help us manifest self-control?
Why is this important in our individualistic, goal-orientated culture?
6. What points does Paul make about envy and jealousy:
7. Note from these verses what tempts people to envy and jealousy.
Acts 5:12-17, 13:44-45
Gen.4:4-8, 37:4-11, 18-20
What’s the difference between envy and jealousy?
8. Is competitiveness sinful?
9. What difference is there between doing your best and being driven by envy and jealousy?
Check these verses on doing your best: Col.3:23, I Cor.9:24-27, II Tim.2:15
And these on envy and jealousy: Eccles 4:4, Song of songs 8:6, James 3:16.
10. What three facts, based on Scripture, ought we to remember when tempted to envy or jealousy? (I Sam.2:7, Rom.12:5, I Cor.12, Eph.5:21, I Cor.4:6-7)
11. Explore God’s jealousy and good jealousy.