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.
Beginnings: Longing to Belong is a ten-week study that explores the importance of community in the Christian faith, using fire as its central metaphor. Each session includes a meal, a video presentation, and a small-group discussion. The study can be used as part of the Beginnings series or as a stand-alone program.
This Small-Group Leader's Guide will help you, as a small-group leader, facilitate the group discussion following the weekly video presentation. With background information about the study, suggestions for nurturing a successful small group, and a discussion guide for each of the ten sessions, this book will assist you in offering a transforming experience to the participants in your small group.
Beginnings: Longing to Belong is the third installment in the Beginnings study series, which includes:
-Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith
-Beginnings: The Spiritual Life
-Beginnings: Longing to Belong
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