Bible Study

Discipline - Chapel

Chapel – Discipline

1 – Today’s characteristic of Successful People and Successful Teams is
• To achieve the success we all want, we will have to grow increasingly more disciplined.
• To be well disciplined is to be self-controlled in all areas of one’s life.

2 – I Corinthians 9:24-25 gives us a strong understanding of a life of
discipline (read the text).
• They all run, but only one is the winner. ½ of all teams who compete today will lose.
• Many coaches say, “There is a winner and a loser on every play of the game.”
• “Compete in such a way as to win.” The Apostle makes no apology for this statement.
• Competitors exercise self-control in ALL things.
o Physical discipline – Technique, effort, skill – all are under your control.
o Mental discipline – Strategy, assignments, responsibilities, knowledge of the sport – all are under your control.
o Emotional discipline – Not too high, not too low. Not overcome by elation or disappointment. Not overly subject to momentum shifts. All this is under your control.

3 – The rewards of discipline.
• There are both short-term and long-term rewards.
o The ability to both compete successfully and live successfully comes from a disciplined life.
o Living a disciplined life builds trust among one’s teammates and among one’s family, friends and colleagues.
o As you live a disciplined lifestyle, your game and your team will consistently grow. Your whole life will also consistently grow as you live in a self-controlled manner.

4 – Today’s challenge.
• Compete to win. No apologies, no excuses.
• Exercise self-control in all things.
o Be physically under control.
o Be mentally under control.
o Be emotionally under control.
• Exercise discipline and we will reap both the short-term and long-term rewards of self-control.

This resource provided by Roger D. Lipe

Bible Reference: 
1 Corinthians 9