Lombard Bible Church
Get Swole: Self-Control
June 4, 2023

Get Swole: Self-Control

June 4, 2023   /   Lombard Bible Church

Sermon Series: Get Swole – How To Work Out Your Salvation

Message 5: Self-Control

Lombard Bible Church

June 4, 2023

Rob Gallagher

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:3-15


Get Swole? 

“Get Swole” is a workout phrase encouraging someone to workout so much that their muscles look swollen/swole. “Get swole!” then means “Get buff!” or “Get strong!” The reason this Lombard Bible Church Sermon Series is called “Get Swole” is because we are looking closely at the 8 qualities of the Christian life that Peter calls the church to grow increasingly strong in 2 Peter 1:5-7: faith, excellence, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love. By God’s grace & the power He has given us through His Holy Spirit, we as a church, are to make every effort to grow stronger in the Lord in these 8 ways or as it says in verse 8, “to possess these qualities in increasing measure.” Spiritually speaking, God is calling all of us to “Get Swole!” Today’s spiritual workout area then is … self-control, the 4th quality listed 

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Remind yourself of chapter one in the Second Letter of Peter. Why does the author list Christian virtues at the beginning of his letter?

  2. In 2 Peter 1:5-7 what virtue jumps out at you? Why?

  3. How would you define the Christian virtue of self-control?

  4. Read the passages Galatians 5:23 and Acts 24:25 that also speak about self-control. How do these verses speak to you about the virtue?

  5. In what areas of your everyday life do you need to ask for God’s help to be a person of self-control?


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