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.
In a clear and non-technical style, Daniel Benedict provides a manual for understanding more deeply the essentials aspects of Christian worship. The discussion is designed for individual reading and for group study. A careful use of this book will enhance both the devotional life of individuals and the spiritual growth and refreshment of entire congregations.
—Laurence Hull Stookey, PhD
Wesley Theological Seminary
This wonderful book meets a widely felt need. It gives inspiration and practical help to readers who want congregational worship to change and shape their lives. I enthusiastically commend it to all who hope there is more to worship than they have yet discovered.
Former (1972–1993) Director of Worship Resource Development
General Board of Discipleship
The United Methodist Church
AUTHOR BIO: Rev. Dan Benedict is retired Director of Worship Resourcing, GBOD, and a member of the California-Pacific Annual Conference. He is currently an author and consultant, and a longtime member of the Order of Saint Luke and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Worship and the Arts.