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.
In 7 Lessons for New Pastors, author Matthew Kim discusses various experiences he had during his first year as a senior pastor. He offers seven lessons that he learned and continues to learn as a young minister in hopes of assisting others as they navigate through their first year in ministry-- and beyond. Learn how to create balance in your new life as a minister, get a “behind-the-scenes” look at what pastoral life is really like, and read advice on how to find the right church.
Questions for individual or group reflection are included at the end of each chapter.