Tame It! 7 – A Tamed Life Is the Pattern He Gave Us

Day 7: Tame It! A Tamed Life Is the Pattern He Gave Us “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27, NASB). Even though this instruction was given almost two thousand years ago to Christians in Philippi, the very same instruction applies to each of us who follows Christ. We are commanded to live in a way that is worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ.…

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Tame It! 6 – Taming Our Actions

Day 6: Tame It! Taming Our Actions “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ESV).  So often the black-and-white nature of Scripture can be cutting and hard to hear. But when we allow God’s words to direct…

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Tame It! 5 – Taming Our Tongues

Day 5: Tame It! Taming Our Tongues “He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23, NASB).  If you ever need to be humbled (and we all do), just read a little of what the Bible says about our tongues. Yikes. Our tongues are capable of some pretty ugly stuff. But, if there’s one thing to be emphasized from what we’ve looked at so far, it’s…

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Tame It! 4 – Taming Our Minds

Day 4: Tame It! Taming Our Minds “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5, NKJV).  If there is one thing in our lives that is the hardest to tame, it is, without a doubt, our mind(s). Our minds are hard to even understand, so to tame them as God intends is definitely a challenge. But when we have Christ as our example and goal (as…

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Tame It! 3 – Taming Our Hands

Day 3: Tame It! Taming Our Hands “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (Psalm 90:17, ESV).  The Bible says a lot about our hands and how we use them. And I mean a lot. Just look at the book of Proverbs and you’ll see so many passages that speak just about…

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Tame It! 2 – Taming Our Feet

Day 2: Tame It! Taming Our Feet “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105, ESV).  Even though it’s not easy to hear (or admit) it, our natural tendency is to go against God. The more we understand what the Bible says about how we are meant to tame our bodies, the more clear that truth becomes. But God wants us to live according…

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Tame It! 1 – Taming Our Eyes

Day 1: Tame It! Taming Our Eyes “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways” (Psalm 119:37, ESV). If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t think all that much about seeing—you just do it. But when we look into God’s Word, it becomes clear that we should actually be very mindful of our eyes and, more importantly, what we choose to do with them.…

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