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1 Forbearance Prepared by Rev. A. Lenise Gardner For Beth Rapha Transformation Class

2 Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience, leniency. a refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due Law. The act of a creditor who refrains from enforcing a debt when it falls due. Defining Forbearance

3 Strong’s: –NT:430: anechomai (an-ekh'- om-ahee); middle voice from NT:303 and NT:2192; to hold oneself up against, i.e. (figuratively) put up with: Thayer’s: –to hold oneself erect and firm Vine’s: –NT:430: anecho NT:430, "to hold up" (ana, "up," echo, "to have or hold"), is used in the middle voice in the NT, signifying "to bear with, endure"; it is rendered "forbearing (one another)" in Eph 4:2 and Col 3:13. See BEAR. The Roots of the Matter

4 Proverbs 24:10: If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. So How Strong Are You?

5 Colossians 1:10-11: That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Measure Your Strength Level

6 Romans 2:4: Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? God Forbears With Us!

7 Romans 3:24-25: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; God’s Forbearance

8 Proverbs 25:15: By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. Forbearance

9 Colossians 3:12-14: Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Forbearance And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

10 Ephesians 4:1-3: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Forbearance

11 If The Animal Can, Why Can’t We? Since we are made in the image and likeness of God, we have the ability to display forbearance with each other. When we have to do it, we can do it!

12 Forbearance Is A Learned Behavior We who are believers already have forbearance on the inside through the Holy Ghost! But you have to train your flesh to let it flow! If the child can do it, we can do it!

13 Action Plans Last Wednesday’s: Consider someone or something that God wants you to forbear! Do something especially kind for them! This Past Wednesday’s: Consider something in you that someone else must forbear! TONIGHT: Select some mundane daily activities (traffic, waiting in line, letting someone go first) to begin to train your spirit, soul and body to forbear.

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