Faithfulness And Self-Control – Fruits Of The Holy Spirit (Part 5)

Matthew 6:2-4

Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward but when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

CG Discussion Points

  1. What comes to your mind when you hear the word faithfulness? How can we implement the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:2-4 and what Proverbs 20:6 describes into our everyday life? How important is faithfulness in relation to stewardship (1 Cor 4:1-2)?
  2. How have you experienced the faithfulness of God in your life as according to the promise in Hebrews 10:23? How did Jesus model a walk of faithfulness that we can follow and learn from? How important is the attitude of the heart as we chose to be faithful and how does faithfulness help us to finish our race strong?
  3. How is the man without self-control described in Proverbs 25:28? What can be some of the things we need self-control over in our lives and what could be the consequence of not having it?
  4. How can the fruit of self-control help us in finishing our race strong (1 Cor 9:25-27)? What is the difference between fighting in our own power to overcome weaknesses/sin in our lives and to do it with the leading of the Holy Spirt (2 Tim 1:7, Gal 5:16-18)?