UpStreet – Self-Control

Self-control is choosing to do what you should do not what you want to do.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 25:28: “A person without self-control is like a city whose walls are broken through.”


Jan. 3: For week one, we’ll look at Proverbs 25:28 – “A person without self-control is like a city whose walls are broken through.” In ancient times, the city without walls was exposed to harsh elements and cities that could conquer them. A lack of self-control exposes you to danger.

Bottom Line: God can give you the power to control yourself.
Week 1 – God Time Card

 Jan. 10: In week two, we’ll discover more about Proverbs 16:32 – “It is better to be patient than to fight. It is better to control your temper than to take a city.” God reminds us having patience and showing self-control is more important than winning an argument or conquering an entire city.

Bottom Line: Pause before you lose your temper.
Week 2 – God Time Card

Jan. 17: For week three, we’ll look at Proverbs 21:23 – “Those who are careful about what they say keep themselves out of trouble.” We want kids to understand the power of showing self-control with the words they say.

Bottom Line: Select your words carefully.
Week 3 – God Time Card

Jan. 24: In week four, we’ll see what God says in Proverbs 25:16 – “If you find honey, eat just enough. If you eat too much of it, you will throw up.” You can have too much of a good thing. Here we are given a clear picture of what could happen if we don’t know when to stop.

Bottom Line: Know when to stop.
Week 4 – God Time Card

Jan. 31: For the final week, we’ll look closer at Proverbs 4:23 – “Above everything else, guard your heart. Everything you do comes from it.” In order to show self-control, you need to fill your heart and minds with what will help you guard your heart.

Bottom Line: Use God’s words to guide your thoughts.
Week 5 – God Time Card