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.
This is the second volume in a three-volume set of lectionary resources, providing preachers and worship leaders of all denominations a host of written material for worship and reflection. Designed to complement WJK's acclaimed "Texts for Preaching," this book weaves together a rich tapestry of quotations, meditations, poems, and prayers. With material extracted from both classic and contemporary spiritual writings, "Resources for Preaching and Worship" complements the lectionary readings for Sundays and important festival days in the church's year. Biblical and thematic indexes are included.