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.
SATB/Moderate/60 Minutes (drama version)
The Christmas season is a hopeful one for those who understand why Christ came to earth; for others, it may be a painful time of year—particularly if they have broken relationships.
Meet Phillip Galloway: He’s got a 20-year chip on his shoulder because of a troubled past, and he’s not really into family bonding. His family, however, has been praying that God will restore hope to his heart.
This contemporary approach to the Christmas story carries a realistic, evangelical message that will pull on your heartstrings. You’ll want the “Phillip” in your life to relate to the young man in this story.
J. Daniel Smith has woven together a beautiful mix of musical styles, and each song has the strength to carry the wonderful message of Christmas. Matt Tullos’s compelling and well-crafted script features flexible presentation options for every church, whether presenting the work with a single narrator or a fully staged dramatic production. There’s something for everyone who enjoys using their talents for God!
Titles: Prologue; Overture; Christmas Praise; The Glory of Christmas; God Has Come; God of Every Generation; That’s When I’ll Know I’m Home; Look to the Light; A Christmas Prayer; Mercy; Glory to God; Finale