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The Character Quality Method of Bible Study

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2 Timothy 2:15 AMP
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
We have already looked at the Devotional Bible Study Method and last week we studied the Chapter Summary Method.
The Character Quality Method of Bible Study involves finding out what the Bible says about a particular characteristic of a person, with a heavy emphasis on personal application.
It is a combination of three other Bible Study methods Word Study, Biographical Method and Cross-Reference Method.
Step One- Name the Quality
Step Two- Name the Opposite Quality
Step Three- Do a simple Word Study
Step Four- Find Some Cross- References
Step Five- Do a brief Biographical Study
Step Six- Find a memory verse
Step Seven - Select a Situation or Relationship to work on
Step Eight - Plan a Specific Project
Step Nine- Write Out a Personal Illustration
Step One = Patience
Step Two=
patience
patience
patience The capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without becoming angry or upset
synonyms forbearance, longanimity, long-suffering, patientness, resignation, uncomplainingness
related words composure, cool, equanimity, impeturbability, self-control; endurance, sufferance, suffering, tolerance, toleration; nonresistance, passiveness, passivity, submission, submissiveness
Merriam-Webster, I. (1996). Merriam-Webster’s collegiate thesaurus. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.
Step Two= antonyms impatience
the capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without becoming angry or upset
1 the capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without becoming angry or upset
Step Three= enduring : to persevere, to delay , to wait; forbearing delay. to be long- suffering
μακροθυμέω (makrothymeō), be patient. Cognate words: μακροθυμία, μακροθύμως. Heb. equiv. fr. LXX: אַף (1×) 25.168 (12) to be patient , ; ; ;  (2), 8; ; 1Cl 49.5; IPoly 6.2; Diog 9.2; to persevere 67.126 (1) to delay Forms of μακροθυμέω
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† μακροθυμία, † μακροθυμέω, † μακρόθυμος, † μακροθύμως* Contents: A. Occurrence and Meaning in non-biblical Greek. B. The Theological Significance of the Terms in the OT (LXX) and Later Judaism. C. The Rabbis. D. μακροθυμ in the New Testament: 1. Synoptic Gospels; 2. Paul: a. The Longsuffering of God; b. The Longsuffering of the Christian; c. The Pastorals; 3. The Catholic Epistles: a. James; b. Hebrews; c. 1 Peter; d. 2 Peter. A. Occurrence and Meaning in non-biblical Greek. Other words formed with → θυμός are found fairly early, e.g., μεγάθυμος from the time of Homer,1 and ὀξύθυμος which forms something of an antonym for μακρόθυμος, from the tragic poets.2 But μακρόθυμος and its derivates are comparatively late in the non-biblical Gk. world, and they are also rare. When μακροθυμία occurs first in Menand., it is not without a certain element of “resignation” or forced “acceptance.” For men, as distinct from the blessedness of the gods who know no suffering, the …
TDNT
25.168 μακροθυμέωa: (derivative of μακροθυμία ‘patience,’ 25.167) to demonstrate patience despite difficulties—‘to be patient, to remain patient, to wait patiently.’ καὶ οὕτως μακροθυμήσας ἐπέτυχεν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας ‘and so after waiting patiently, he received what was promised’ ; μακροθύμησον ἐπ’ ἐμοί, καὶ πάντα ἀποδώσω σοι ‘be patient with me and I will repay you everything’ .
Louw-Nida
μακροθυμήσας makrothymēsas
μακροθυμέω makrothymeōbe patient
μακροθυμεω makrothymeō be patient
VAAP-SNM verb, aorist, active, participle, singular, nominative, masculine
G3114 Greek Strong’s
LN 25.168 Louw-Nida
to be patient (enduring) verb
Promises — A declaration that one will do something.
Assurance, Blessing and Cursing, Covenant, Encouragement, Eternity, God: Faithfulness, Honesty and Dishonesty, Hope, Patience, Perseverance, Tabernacle
Step Four = Scripture defines Scripture
James 5:11 KJV 1900
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
James 4:11 ESV
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
What are some bad consequences this trait can bring me?
What are some benefits this trait can bring others?
What are some bad consequences this trait can bring to others?
Is there any promise from God related to this trait?
Psalm 37:7 ESV
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Ps
Ps
Psalm 40:1 ESV
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
Acts 26:3 ESV
especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.
Ac
Hebrews 6:15 ESV
And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.
1 Peter 2:20 ESV
For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
1 Peter
What are the benefits this trait can bring me?
What are some bad consequences this trait can bring me?
What are some benefits this trait can bring others?
What are some bad consequences this trait can bring to others?
Is there any promise from God related to this trait?
Step Five: Who models this ? Job
What show this quality in his / her life?
Job 42:10 ESV
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Job 1:22 ESV
In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.
Job 1:
How Did this Quality affect his/her life? ________________________________________________
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Job 1:21 ESV
And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Job 1:
Did the quality help or hinder his/her growth to maturity ? How ? ___________________________________________________
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Job 13:15 ESV
Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.
What results did it produce in his/her life? ___________________________________________________
Job 42:10 ESV
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Step Six: What am I hiding?
James 5:11 KJV 1900
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Psalm 119:11 ESV
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Step Seven: Choose a target
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Romans 5:3 KJV 1900
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4 KJV 1900
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5 KJV 1900
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Luke 19:
Step Eight: Get it out of the notebook.
James 1:22 ESV
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Step Nine : Find a way to measure it.
Eph 4:
Ephesians 4:14 ESV
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
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