Continuing the series “How to Build your Faith,” this message delves into the biblical concept of self-control and its significance in strengthening one’s faith. We explore the importance of self-control in different aspects of life and will learn how to cultivate self-control as a vital virtue in your spiritual journey. You will be encouraged to seek God’s guidance and rely on His strength to develop self-control, ultimately leading to a deeper and more fulfilling faith experience in the message The Expectation of Self-Control.

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100 Bible Verses on Faith and Self-Control

Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 (NASB)
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

2 Peter 1:5-7 (NASB)
“Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness…”

1 Timothy 6:11 (NASB)
“But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.”

Titus 2:2 (NASB)
“Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.”

2 Timothy 1:7 (NASB)
“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

Hebrews 11:6 (NASB)
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

1 Peter 1:5 (NASB)
“who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”

James 2:17 (NASB)
“Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.”

Romans 10:17 (NASB)
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”

Philippians 3:12 (NASB)
“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.”

2 Timothy 2:22 (NASB)
“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

Ephesians 6:16 (NASB)
“in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

Hebrews 10:23 (NASB)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

1 Peter 4:7 (NASB)
“The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.”

Colossians 2:5 (NASB)
“For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NASB)
“constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ…”

2 Peter 3:9 (NASB)
“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”

Jude 1:20-21 (NASB)
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God…”

Matthew 17:20 (NASB)
“And He said to them, ‘Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.'”

Mark 9:23 (NASB)
“And Jesus said to him, ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.'”

Luke 17:5 (NASB)
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!'”

John 20:29 (NASB)
“Jesus said to him, ‘Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.'”

Acts 26:18 (NASB)
“to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'”

Romans 1:17 (NASB)
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘But the righteous man shall live by faith.'”

Romans 3:22 (NASB)
“even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction.”

Romans 4:20-21 (NASB)
“yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong faith, giving glory God, and being fully assured that God had promised, He was able also to perform.”

Romans 1422 (NASB)
“The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NASB)
“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

2 Corinthians 1:24 (NASB)
“Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Ephesians 3:12 (NASB)
“in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.”

Philippians 4:13 (NASB)
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Colossians 2:12 (NASB)
“having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.”

1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NASB)
“But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.”

Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:30 (NASB)
“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.”

James 1:6 (NASB)
“But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.”

James 2:14 (NASB)
“What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?”

1 Peter 5:8 (NASB)
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”

2 Peter 1:10 (NASB)
“Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble.”

1 Corinthians 9:25 (NASB)
“Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”

Proverbs 25:28 (NASB)
“Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit.”

Proverbs 16:32 (NASB)
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.”

1 Corinthians 7:9 (NASB)
“But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.”

2 Timothy 3:3 (NASB)
“unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good…”

Proverbs 29:11 (NASB)
“A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.”

Proverbs 14:29 (NASB)
“He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.”

James 3:2 (NASB)
“For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.”

Proverbs 25:15 (NASB)
“By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.”

Galatians 5:23 (NASB)
“gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Proverbs 16:23 (NASB)
“The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips.”

Ecclesiastes 7:9 (NASB)
“Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools.”

Proverbs 19:11 (NASB)
“A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.”

Proverbs 12:16 (NASB)
“A fool’s anger is known at once, but a prudent man conceals dishonor.”

Proverbs 15:1 (NASB)
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Titus 2:6 (NASB)
“Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;”

Proverbs 16:20 (NASB)
“He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”

Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NASB)
“Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.”

Galatians 2:20 (NASB)
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

Hebrews 12:2 (NASB)
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Romans 12:3 (NASB)
“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”

Ephesians 3:17 (NASB)
“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love…”

1 Peter 1:21 (NASB)
“who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”

James 1:3 (NASB)
“knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

Hebrews 11:11 (NASB)
“By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.”

Romans 4:16 (NASB)
“For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all…”

Hebrews 10:38 (NASB)
“But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

Romans 5:1 (NASB)
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…”

Hebrews 11:33 (NASB)
“who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions…”

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NASB)
“for we walk by faith, not by sight…”

Romans 3:28 (NASB)
“For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.”

Hebrews 11:39 (NASB)
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised…”

Mark 11:22 (NASB)
“And Jesus answered saying to them, ‘Have faith in God.'”

Romans 1:12 (NASB)
“that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.”

Matthew 9:22 (NASB)
“But Jesus turning and seeing her said, ‘Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.’ At once the woman was made well.”

Acts 6:8 (NASB)
“And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people.”

Romans 14:22 (NASB)
“The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.”

Philippians 1:25 (NASB)
“Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith…”

1 John 5:4 (NASB)
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 (NASB)
“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”

1 Timothy 6:12 (NASB)
“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NASB)
“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.”

James 1:22 (NASB)
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”

1 Peter 2:9 (NASB)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Jude 1:24 (NASB)
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy…”

Hebrews 11:13 (NASB)
“All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.”

Romans 5:2 (NASB)
“through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.”

Hebrews 6:12 (NASB)
“so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

James 2:26 (NASB)
“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”

Hebrews 11:35 (NASB)
“Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection…”

Romans 14:23 (NASB)
“But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.”

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)
“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?”

Philippians 3:9 (NASB)
“and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith…”

Romans 12:2 (NASB)
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Galatians 6:9 (NASB)
“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”

James 4:7 (NASB)
“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 (NASB)
“Let all that you do be done in love.”

Colossians 3:16 (NASB)
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Ephesians 4:22-24 (NASB)
“that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”

Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (NASB)
“But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good…”

James 2:18 (NASB)
“But someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.'”

Hebrews 10:23-24 (NASB)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds…”

Romans 15:13 (NASB)
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Ephesians 6:10 (NASB)
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”

Colossians 4:2 (NASB)
“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving…”

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB)
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…”

Jude 1:3 (NASB)
“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.”

Romans 4:19-20 (NASB)
“Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb; yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God…”

Galatians 5:5 (NASB)
“For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.”

Ephesians 2:8 (NASB)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God…”

Colossians 2:8 (NASB)
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world rather than according to Christ.”

Hebrews 11:25 (NASB)
“choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin…”

Romans 16:19 (NASB)
“For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.”

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NASB)
“Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.”

Colossians 3:23-24 (NASB)
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of
the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

James 3:13 (NASB)
“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.”

Jude 1:22-23 (NASB)
“And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.”

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