Bible Study



  1. What part of your sport requires the most self-control?
  2. What happens if you play in an out-of-control way?
  3. Tell us about a player you know who shows great self-control.
  4. Let’s read about someone who demonstrated tremendous self-control.   Read Matthew 4:1-11.
  5. How is Jesus’ self-control evident in this story?  Over what factors does he exercise self-control?
  6. In what situations in your game do you struggle to maintain self-control?
  7. How might Jesus’ example here affect your approach to the game with respect to self-control?


  • Exercise self-control on and off the field of competition.
  • Follow Jesus’ example and be self-controlled, even when greatly tempted.
Bible Reference: 
Matthew 4