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.
United Methodist historian, Russell Richey has revised and updated thirteen of his previously published essays to explore the theology and practice of Connectionalism in American Methodism under four rubrics: connectionalism’s ordering, its relation to ministry, its ritual and apologetic aspects, and various ways in which it has been conceptualized in American Methodist history. An indispensable resource for any serious student of methodist history and theology.