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.
Matthew Packer works with the praise band and youth and Christian education departments at the South Lyon UMC and teaches part-time in the music department at the University of Michigan-Flint. From 1999 to 2005 he was minister of worship and music at Fenton UMC, Fenton, Michigan. From 1990 to 1999 he was director of music and Christian education, Clare UMC, Clare, Michigan.
Doctor of Worship Studies, Institute For Worship Studies, Orange Park, Florida, 2004. Diaconal Minister Consecration, 1999 -- Studies at Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio, and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. Master of Music (1995) and Bachelor of Music Education (1987) from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
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