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.
Gooch connects modern day readers with the 18th century world of John Wesley. This book is more then an academic or historical account of Wesley’s life. It also offers contemporary readers to connect to their Wesleyan heritage by comparing contemporary issues to topics Wesley addressed during his day. Wesley was deeply concerned with salvation of the individual, but Wesley also attended to needs that seem very current such as health care, poverty, slavery, and the need for growth as disciples of Christ through small group ministries. Each chapter includes questions for reflection to help readers understand the different dimension of the Wesleyan tradition.