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.
Imperfect Peace is a collection of nine sermons--with a preface--on major controversial topics that trouble Christian pulpits in our era: divorce, homosexuality, God's wrath, dishonesty, and other issues.
CONTENTS 1. "Whoever Divorces" (Matthew 5:3132; 19:39) 2. "Women Should Be Silent in the Churches" (1 Corinthians 14:2640; 1 Timothy 2:815) 3. "Uneasy Peace" (Genesis 31:4455) 4. "To Lie With a Male as With a Woman" (Leviticus 18:1930; Acts 8:2640) 5. "The Revenge of Dinah's Honor" (Genesis 34; Matthew 5:3848) 6. "No One Comes to the Father Except Through Me" (John 14:17) 7. "The Flood" (Genesis 6--8; Isaiah 41:4b10) 8. "Can't I Do Anything Right?" (Isaiah 64:19) 9. "Blessed Are the Clever?" (Luke 16:19) These nine sermons deal respectively with Divorce, Exclusion in the Church, The Problem of Mistrust, Homosexuality, Vengeance and Forgiveness, Universalism, God's Wrath, The Pervasiveness of Sin, and Dishonesty.