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The Fruit of the Spirit Additions of Scriptures and other edits: Jack Wheeler – Clovis Ca Email: email@example.com m Original Power Point Lesson www.suunysidechurchofchrist.com Steven J Wallace
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT “Longsuffering” Long - Temper
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT “Longsuffering” Not short - Temper
Galatians 5:22, 23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. OFTEN IN PERSON-TO-PERSON RELATIONSHIPS
“Because I don’t want him to decide how I am going to act.” Longsuffering
Patience & Longsuffering Both are to be found in the Christian Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Patience & Longsuffering Not exactly equivalent to each other –“patience” primarily deals with “circumstances” and “things” (study, debt, pressing on through roadblocks) –“longsuffering” primarily deals with relationships (family, brethren, peers) Eph 4:2, “with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love”
“Longsuffering” –Modeled By God Longsuffering of God’s character is highlighted throughout the Old Testament: Exodus 34:6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
“Longsuffering” –Modeled By God Psalms 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalms 103:8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
“Longsuffering” –Modeled By God Psalms 145:8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,
“Longsuffering” –Modeled By God Jonah 4:2 2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,
“Longsuffering” – Modeled By God Longsuffering of God in the days of Noah 1 Peter 3:20 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
“Longsuffering” – Modeled By God Longsuffering during the period of the Judges Longsuffering during the kingdom years with Israel and Judah Longsuffering when the Messiah suffered Longsuffering when evil persecuted the church
“Longsuffering” – Modeled By God 1 Timothy 1:15-16 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Why is God Longsuffering? Repentance 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Why is God Longsuffering? Salvation 2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
Why is God Longsuffering? Imitation Matthew 18:21-22 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Why is God Longsuffering? Judgment Longsuffering doesn’t ignore judgment but temporarily restrains it. We all have our opportunity to change
What About Us? suffer long with people endure difficult people accept persecution teach with longsuffering 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
What About Us? Longsuffering - Patience: –in marriage ??? –in business meetings ??? –in bible discussions ??? –In dealing with brethren ??? –driving on the road ??? –dealing with neighbors ???
1 Thessalonians 5:14, 15 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
What about You Today? God has been patient and longsuffering God is not willing that any should perish But lets not try God’s patience - longsuffering Don’t put off becoming a Christian any longer Come to Jesus now