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.
Dean B. McIntyre is the director of music resources at the General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee, a position that includes responsibility for development of musical and worship resources, planning and leading field events related to music and worship, continued development and expansion of GBOD’s music website, and the MethodistMusicians email listserv. In addition he chairs The United Methodist Church’s study of worship and music in the denomination for the 2004-2008 quadrennium. Dr. McIntyre has published works for organ, handbells, and adult and children’s choirs with a number of publishers. He is a member of ASCAP and a Life Member of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.
McIntyre received a B.A. in organ performance, California State University, San Bernardino; a Masters in music, post-secondary music education, Eastern New Mexico University; and a Ph.D. in fine arts, (music history and literature) from Texas Tech University.