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.
You've heard his name--now read his classic spiritual autobiography. Here is John Bunyan's "Grace Abounding, " an important and powerful book abridged and updated for today's reader. Written more than three centuries ago, this Christian classic still speaks to readers, addressing concerns that trouble the human heart today just as they did in the 1600s. "Grace Abounding" gives an account of God's exceeding goodness in the life of "his poor servant John Bunyan"--as well as Bunyan's call to the ministry and his imprisonment for that ministry. It's a powerful introduction to a giant of the faith, and an encouraging story of God's power to change people.