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A Lovely Quality Eph.4:1-3, Col.3:10-15. Define Forbearance To hold oneself up against, that is, (figuratively) : put up with - bear with endure, forbear,

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1 A Lovely Quality Eph.4:1-3, Col.3:10-15

2 Define Forbearance To hold oneself up against, that is, (figuratively) : put up with - bear with endure, forbear, suffer. 1) To hold up. 2) To hold one’s self erect and firm. 3) To sustain, to bear, to endure. “Holding yourselves back from one another.” RWP “putting up with one another in love;” BBE

3 Areas That Can Annoy Us Long Prayers 10 Minute Break Invitation Too Long Kids Making Noise, Being Busy Heating & Cooling Mess Up a Song Sermon Way Too Long Hearing Problems Wearing Loud Perfume Can’t See Board / Screen

4 Acting Without Forbearance Grumbling and Murmuring Snickering Disparaging Remarks Saying Insensitive Things Disruptive Looks, Ezk.3:8-9 Heckling - To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger. Gibes - To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.

5 Resulting Effect - Lack of Forbearance Hurt Peoples Feelings – Pr.18:19 Bad Influence on Children Create Disturbance Disruptive To Decorum, 1 Cor.14:40

6 Practicing Forbearance - Being Constructive, Helpful Think of the Golden Rule, Matt.7:12 WWJD Pray About Words I Choose – Neh.2:2-5 Look for a Good Time to Speak, Acts 18:24-26 How Can I Help the Situation? Can I Take Some Responsibility Maybe Put Things in the Form of a Question Make Folks Aware of Your Circumstances Praise and Commend When Good Things are Done Toughen Our Skin Reverence and Decorum - Principle of 1 Cor.14:40

7 The Plan of Salvation 1. Hear the Gospel of Christ, Rom.10:17 2. Believe in Jesus Christ, Acts 16:31 3. Repent and Turn to God, Luke 13:5 4. Confess Jesus Before Men, Acts 8:37 5. Be Baptized for the Remission of Sins, Ac.2:38 ---------------------------  Be Thou Faithful Unto Death, Rev.2:10  If Err as a Christian: Repent & Confess, Acts 19:18


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