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.
The audience may play the fool, the pharisee, the publican, God, the believer, or the skeptic. At all times we worked at keeping the responses short so that the long monotony of untrained reading would be avoided, and a minimum of rehearsal instruction would be needed to have maximum expression.
Both youth and adults have enjoyed these responsive readings. We think your congregation will as well!!