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Self-control is about being in control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Key Points:

  • God wants us to have self-control, but it’s not always easy.
  • Joseph, in the Old Testament, was treated badly by his own family. When he had a chance to get back at them, he had self-control because God was with him.
  • The next time you’re in a situation where you might lose self-control, remember that God is with you.

Memory Verse:

Ephesians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. Parents: When are you most tempted to lose self-control?
  3. Kids: Would you need to use self-control in these situations?
  4. Someone has just taken your favorite toy from you.
  5. Someone has just called you a mean name that hurt your feelings – now they are laughing at you.
  6. You just received some discipline from mom or dad, and now your brother or sister is smiling.
  7. Kids: The next time you’re in a tough situation, what are some things you can do to make keeping your self-control easier? Make a list.
  8. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?