Self-control is an aspect of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23) that He produces in our lives when we walk by the Spirit. That is, we govern our lives by the desire from the Spirit of God rather than by the flesh. Self-control comes from applying what we have learned so that we have experiential knowledge in living out the life and godliness that God gave us.
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Our Boast in the Day of the Lord, 2 Corinthians 1:14
Our Crown of Rejoicing, 1 Thessalonians 2:19
It is Not About the Crowns, it is About the People
Incorruptible Crown – for exercising self-control in all things, 1 Corinthians 9:25
Crown of Life – for enduring a temptation, James 1:12
Crown of Evangelism, Philippians 4:1
Crown of Righteousness – for those who love His appearing, 2 Timothy 4:8
Crown of Rejoicing – for Preaching the Gospel, 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Crown of Glory – For Pastors, 1 Peter 5:4
Not Boasting of Bad Conduct, 1 Corinthians 5:6
Not Boasting About Our Works for Salvation, Romans 4:2
Examining Your Own Works, Are They Worthy, Galatians 6:4
Holding Fast in the Word of Life, Philippians 2:16
Christ is our Confidence and Boast, Hebrews 3:6
Assisting In Paul’s Ministry, 2 Corinthians 1:15-16
Coming to them in Confidence, 2 Corinthians 1:15
They Have Turned again to Paul
A Second Grace
Paul giving them a benefit by working with them
Not another blessing, there is no add-on to the faith
Often Used to Imply the Holy Spirit is Given After Salvation
Misunderstanding of the Progression of the Gospel
First to the Jews, Acts 2:5
Speaking in Tongues Was a Sign to the Jews, Acts 2:8
God Showing Peter the Gentiles are Being Accepted along with the Jews, Acts 10:44-46
Then Unto the Samaritans – Who are Mixed Jews
Philip Preaching the Gospel in Samaria, Acts 8:5
Peter an Apostle belonging to Jesus Christ, to the elect strangers of the dispersion of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia dispersed according to the foreknowledge of God even the Father, by the sanctification of the Spirit because of obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Grace is to you and may possibly peace be multiplied.
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is well-spoken of, who birthed us again according to His great mercy into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ out from the dead, into an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance, which is kept in the heaven for you, the ones who God’s natural ability is guarding through faith into a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, in which you rejoice, since it is necessary for a little while to suffer in various trials, in order that the approval of your faith – more precious than gold even gold that has been approved by fire – should be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen, you love, in whom now not seeing but you are believing, rejoicing with an inexpressible joy. And you will rejoice when you are in a state of having been glorified, having receiving the end of your faith; the salvation of the soul.
Concerning which salvation the prophets sought out and diligently searched, the ones who prophesied concerning the grace unto you, searching into what person or what time the Spirit from Christ by them declared, having before testified of the suffering unto Christ and the things concerning the glories to follow, to whom it was revealed that not to themselves but to us they were serving in these things now announced to you through those who declare the good news to you by the Holy Spirit, having been sent from heaven, into which angels desire to stoop to look.
Therefore, gird up the loins of your understanding (workings of your mind), being clear […]