Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Is JESUS IN THE GOSPELS the fifth DISCIPLE (DISCIPLE V)?Not really. JESUS IN THE GOSPELS is the first study in DISCIPLE Second Generation Studies. Although not required, we recommend completion of at least one DISCIPLE study before beginning JESUS IN THE GOSPELS.
What can participants expect from this study? Varying portraits of Jesus: his complexity, his divinity, and his humanity. Expect a serious study that will enrich understanding of who Jesus is.
Can I use JESUS IN THE GOSPELS with my Sunday school class?Yes, you can, but you will need to expand the Sunday school session to 2 1/2 hours to accomodate the weekly group meeting.
How small or large can a group be?Groups of at least eight and no more than fourteen will function best.
Can we break up the study into smaller sections? Yes, you can. The most feasible break would occur after Lesson 12 (Sermon on the Mount) or after Lesson 22 (Emphasis on Synoptic Gospels).
Why is training recommended if the leader has already attended a DISCIPLE training seminar?Experience has shown the content and approach are different enough from DISCIPLE that specific training is helpful. The fact that the format of the study manual is different from the familiar DISCIPLE format and layout and requires a different approach to daily study--plus the addition of the new Gospel Comparisons--means that participants will look to the leader for guidance in using the materials. A training seminar will prepare leaders to assist participants in their groups in knowing how to use the suggestions of things to look for when reading Scripture and for using Gospel Comparisons to discover differences and similarities in Gospel accounts of the same story.
What is the recommended Bible for study?Choose a good study Bible that contains introductory articles, notes, maps, charts, illustrations, glossaries, dictionary, concordances, and indexes. We recommend the The New Interpreter's Study Bible (NRSV).
How soon can I expect to receive my order? Each order usually is shipped within 3 to 5 business days. You may also visit your local Cokesbury Christian Bookstore to purchase resources.
How do I return unused JESUS IN THE GOSPELS resources? If you have your original packing slip that came with your order, simply follow the instructions on the reverse side of the slip. Otherwise, send a letter of explanation that includes your church’s name, address, and account number to the following address: UMPH Distribution Center Attn: Returns Dept. 341 Great Circle Rd. Nashville, TN 37228