Self-Control Sermon Illustrations

Self-Control Sermon Illustrations

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Lincoln's Worst Enemy

When Abraham Lincoln was candidate for the Presidency, someone asked him what he thought of the prospect. With characteristic humor he answered, "I do not fear Breckinridge, for he is of the South, and the North will not support him; I do not much fear Douglas, for the South is against him. But there is a man named Lincoln I see in the papers, of whom I am very much afraid. If I am defeated, it will be by that man."—Gospel Herald.


The Path of Sanity

How is the path of sanity and steadfastness to be found? How is one to learn to be sober and gentle, and self-controlled? The great secret, I am firmly convinced, and I beg for earnest consideration of it, is to keep nearer to God than to Christians. One can stand almost anything if one dwells in the secret place of the Most High. Our Lord could face all the contradictions of sinners and the unbelief of His own family in Nazareth because He dwelt not there, but in the bosom of His Father.—Dr. A. T. Schofield.


Things to Keep in Mind

The Value of—
A clock is in its reputation for accuracy.
A wrench is in its ability to adjust a problem.
A car is in its ability to perform well on the upgrade.
A stamp is in its ability to stick to the end of the journey.
A pair of scissors is in its ability to cooperate.
A tack is in its head that will not let it go too far.
A man is in his ability to combine all these virtues.—Courtesy Moody Monthly.


Wouldst thou have thy flesh obey the spirit?
Then let thy spirit obey thy God.
Thou must be governed that thou mayest govern.—Augustine

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