Self-Control | The Fruit of The Spirit For Kids
And . . . GO! Hey guys, it’s me again, Douglas.
And, yeah, today we’re gonna be talking about self-control. Yeah, self-control is basically just well, it’s basically just controlling yourself.
Yeah. Pretty simple, but self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit. It’s the
last of the fruit of the Spirit. And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. And it can
be really hard to control yourself. You know though actually we just taught my
dog Rosco, we taught him self-control. We taught him this little trick where it’s,
like, you take this little dog treat and you put it on his nose and he’s supposed
to stand there with the dog treat on his nose, and not move. Just like (holding still.)
And he’s got the little dog biscuit on his nose and you can tell that he wants to eat it
so bad ‘cuz he kind of starts to shake. He’s like (holding still and shaking.) And then, so he sits
there, and we say stay, stay, stay, and then we go and . . . GO! And we say “go,” then he gets to eat the
treat. But Rosco, you know, he’s got really good self-control. He doesn’t eat
that treat until we tell him to. And I feel like if a dog can have self-control,
we can totally have self-control. But it’s hard man, it is. It’s really, really
hard to have self-control. ‘Cause even if we know what’s right we still end up
doing the wrong thing. And I don’t know what it is about people, but we as
people we know what’s right, but we do the wrong thing anyways. Like my grandma,
she said, “Don’t go touch the electric fence!” My grandma’s property, she’s
got this electric fence, and she said don’t touch it: it’s gonna shock you. And I knew it was gonna shock me but I still went and, guess what I did? Yup,
touched the electric fence. And you know what happens when you touch the electric
fence? You get shocked! Yeah, just like my grandma said. And God has told us what
sin is, He’s told us what’s right and wrong. But you know what? We still end up
sinning. And bad things happen just like God said. It can be so hard to have
self-control. But, God would love to help us to have self-control. And really you
know the first step is, first of all, just knowing what right and wrong is.
You know God has written in our hearts. We know, we kind of know inside what’s
right and wrong. But even on some of the tricky stuff, God sent us His Word,
the Bible. So it’s not just that we know in our hearts what’s right and wrong but
we can read in the Bible what is right and wrong, if things are kind of tricky.
So it’s good to be in God’s Word and to read the Bible so you know
what’s right and what’s wrong. But then, you got to do it. Yeah. It doesn’t do you
any good to know what’s right and to do the wrong thing anyways. But God would
love to help you to have self-control. You know all throughout this whole
series we’re talking about the fruit of the Spirit and if an apple tree is a
good apple tree you can tell, because it’s going to have good apples. And if
you or I, we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us and we are living according
to the Spirit, you can tell because we’re gonna have these fruit. The fruit of the
Spirit. And so if you would like to have more self-control, you need more Jesus.
You need to follow what God has told you to do. You need to give your life to Jesus
and then you need to obey Him. And so that’s my challenge to you guys today.
And this challenge is not only for self-control, but also for all of the
fruit of the Spirit. If you’d like to have more self-control, if you would like
to have more of the fruit of the Spirit in your life, my challenge is that you
would draw near to God. That you would spend more time with God both in the
Bible and in prayer and, also too, like, going to church and stuff and
spending time with other people that are connected to God and and other
people that believe in God, and are living the way that God wants them to,
other Christians. And even, you know, watching Christian movies or videos or
listening to Christian music and anything that helps you draw closer to
God, anything that helps you live according to the Spirit. Because if you
have the Holy Spirit living inside you and you are living according to His will
then you will have all of the fruit of the Spirit. Hey guys, I hope you liked this video. Yeah, and we finished up our series on
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