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Youth Group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Phipps
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VBS 2023

A Note From the Director

Grant Hartsell

A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out.

Proverbs 25:28 (The Message)

What do you think of when you think of self-control? For most of us, it’s a pretty boring topic. Who really likes the idea of controlling yourself and saying “no” to all the fun things in life?

It’s more fun to lose your temper. To get upset and to yell at your mom when you’re really mad. It’s more fun to eat all the chips you want and watch TV until 3 a.m.

The problem is, when we lack self-control, it can tear our lives down. Self-control is important to have because without it we can destroy relationships. We can tear down trust. If we don’t learn to control our actions and words, in the long run, it can lead us in a bad direction.

That’s why the Bible tells us about self-control. It’s not because God is trying to stop us from having fun. Rather, it’s because God wants good things for our lives. He doesn’t want our relationships destroyed. He doesn’t want us to do things we will regret and pay for later in life.

So today, ask yourself if there are areas where you need to develop greater self-control. If you’re prone to losing your temper and saying unkind things, ask God for helpful ideas about how you can control yourself. Developing self-control is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself and for your future.