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Encouragement Cafe: Deny Self and Gain Control

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age

Titus 2:11-12 NKJV


Self-control may appear last in the list of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), but it is certainly not least. How can we express love to someone who has hurt us without self-control? We can convey gentleness rather than anger towards someone when we have self-control.

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Encouragement Cafe: Meek, Not Weak

Café Menu for Monday, August 31, 2015

Today’s Special is: A Gentle Spirit

Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Carolyn Dale Newell

Main Ingredient:

With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.

Ephesians 4:2 NKJV


Gentleness, otherwise known as meekness, is one of the fruits present in Christians.  It is produced by the Holy Spirit, not man.

Jesus said that the meek are blessed, and they will inherit the earth.  Paul commanded that our gentleness should be made known to all men.  Timothy pursued it.  Paul instructed Christians to put it on and wear it like a garment.  James said that we should learn through meekness, and Peter’s words tell us to be gentle when we defend our reason for hope.

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