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 study is an addition to the author’s popular “Back Side” books . J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into twelve of Jesus’ parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. The book also will contain a study guide.
Chapter titles:1. The Value of the House--Matthew 7:24-272. The Man Who Talked with His Soul--Luke 12:13-213. What Chance Does an Average Sinner Have?--Luke 7:36-484. The Importance of Downward Mobility--Luke 14:7-115. The Danger of Being Good and Empty--Matthew 12:43-456. Risky business--Matthew 13:45-467. Miracles Can Be Overrated--Luke 16:19-318. Second Chance for a Poor Manager--Luke 16:1-139. A Laugh and a Prayer--Luke 11:5-13, 18:1-810. It Happens While We Sleep--Matthew 13:24-30, 36-4311. The Importance of Being Dressed for the Party--Matthew 22:1-1412. The Genius of Effective Waiting--Luke 12:32-40