Sermon Series: Growing Useful Character

Growing Useful Character, Part 1: Self-Discipline to be Useful, Sunday, August 1, 2021

Pastor Paul Harmoin
The topic of self-discipline usually doesn’t create a lot of excitement from most people. “Yeah, we’re talking about self-discipline today!” I think most people have a negative perspective about it because it creates feelings of guilt. Somehow, we inherently know we should have self-discipline. We know this is an important part of character. And yet...we avoid the topic a lot. Today we are not going to avoid this very important topic. BUT...I don’t want to create any guilt in the process. My motive is to follow Jesus in growing our character and self-discipline is another part of our development.
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sermon Series: Growing Useful Character

Please do not misunderstand anything here. God loves us unconditionally regardless of effort or usefulness. This isn’t about how much God loves us. It’s about being useful to God for Kingdom work and responsibility. The less disciplined we are the less God can use us. WHY? Because you’ve never learned to tell yourself no to lesser things so you can say yes to greater things. This is the essence of growing useful Character. I tell myself I will do what is right and good so I can do something of greater value.

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