Self-Control and the Power of Christ

From over-eating, over-spending, alcohol abuse or perversion of sex to overindulging in entertainment, over-working or laziness to the inability to control our own emotionally charged reactions, lacking self-control is the harmful abuse of God's good gifts. Phone, food, and frustration are three personal areas I'm seeking to turn over to God. How about you?

"True self-control is not about bringing our selves under our own control, but under the power of Christ.”

“We are promised the gift of self-control, yet we also must take it by force.”

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/self-control-and-the-power-of-christ

Author: Scott Hescht

I serve as the lead Pastor of the Haven Community Church. My wife Courtney and I have two children, Zane and Daxton. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and pretty much all things creative. Bring up the topic of sports and you’ve got a friend for life. I also love to teach and preach God’s Word to anyone who will listen. I strive to be a constant learner as well, understanding that education isn’t something that we receive, but rather a lifelong journey. Above all, I strive to be a friend to those around me, seeking to be a light for Christ despite my own shortcomings.
I have a BFA at Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in Christian Leadership at Luther Rice Seminary. Prior to establishing The Haven in 2012, I have served as a pastor at Life Spring Church and an elder at Freedom Fellowship Church. In addition to pastoring the Haven, I serve on the board for Relationships for Christ Ministries, a missions organization working in Africa and Latin America.

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