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Topic: Self-control

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-18
Changing My Evil Heart: How do I, who has backslidden and feel that evil is deeply rooted, actually change my heart? Lecture recommended lecture; Spiritual Warfare & both books, "Empire of the Risen Son". [Romans 7, Matthew 26:41].
John Owen's (Puritan): What do you think of the Puritan writer, John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin"?


2021-05-14
Gluttony & Lack of Self-control: What do think of a pastor who says that gluttons will not inherit the "Kingdom of God"? [I Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:18-21, Matthew 15:11-20, Mark 7:15].



2021-05-05
Free Will and Self-control: Could you clarify if there is a sharp distinction between self-control and one's free will?



2021-05-04
Praise Songs Overly Romantic: Don't some of the songs sung to Jesus sound overly romantic and maybe a little feminine?
"Turn the Other Cheek Not Masculine": Could you respond to the idea that we are not to just "turn the other cheek", but are to get angry as Jesus did and remain strong, masculine men? [Matthew 5:38-40].


2021-04-28
Why Didn't God Create us Better?: Why didn't God create us with stronger desires to do good and more self-control?



2021-04-09
God Created a Flawed World: If God is all powerful and wise, why did He create such a flawed creation, and create beings that did not have the self-control to do the right thing? [Deuteronomy 30:11].
God's Foreknowledge: If God has foreknowledge, why would He bother testing us, if He already knows the outcome?


2021-03-31
Making Difficult Commitments and Promises: How do you know what to make a commitment to, so that one won't eventually break it and sin?, as in the temptation of something like pornography?



2020-12-31
Being Overweight & Our Witness: Is my being overweight a bad witness as I attempt to teach and witness?



2020-11-18
Plato's Four Temperments: Do you place much weight in the different types of temperaments that Plato described? [2 Corinthians 12:1-14, Psalm 2:8, Revelation 5:10, Matthew 5:5, 2 Corinthians 5:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Genesis 1:1, I Corinthians 10:3, Psalm 115:16].



2020-09-30
Times When Masturbation is Not Sinful: Are there situations where masturbation is not considered as a sin, like a military couple separated for a long period? [Psalm 103:14].



2020-09-11
Masturbation: Would you talk about masturbation and how it compares with adultery and if and how we can control it? [Matthew 23:23]



2020-09-03
Controlling One's Temper: Could you give me advise on how to control my temper better?
When Anger is Not Sin: If I used my anger in a positive way, then is it no longer sinful? [Isaiah 53:7, Ephesians 4:26-30].


2017-10-25
The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Has Steve ever heard of the book called, The Ladder of Divine Ascent (caller calls it letter of divine ascension)?
Gnosticism & Asceticism: There's a lot of talk about Gnosticism in the Bible, but Christians don't have to practice Asceticism, even though people like John the Baptist & Paul seemed to practice asceticism, since Jesus didn't, & we are supposed to follow His example!


2017-02-07
Self-Control & Calvinism: Calvinism in relation to self-control & the fruits of the Spirit. [Galatians 5:22-23] (follow up)



2016-01-07
Taking Up Your Cross Daily: What exactly does Jesus mean to take up your cross & follow Him daily? Does that mean living a holy life? Is it talking about day-to-day activities & life, such as who you are going to marry? [Luke 9:23]
Addictive Behavior or Living Sin: We don't have to torture ourselves, our body, in order to get out of a life of sin, do we?

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