2013-12-15 — Be Patient For The LORD'S Advent

Church Year: Advent 3:
Date: December 15, 2013

Theme: Be Patient For The LORD’S Advent

– James 5:7-11

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 73 : Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates Hymnary.org link
TLH 518 st. 1-4: If Thou but Suffer God to Guide Thee Hymnary.org link
TLH 63 : On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 35:1-10
Matthew 11:2-11

Theme: Be Patient For The LORD’S Advent

James 5:7–11 (Listen)

Patience in Suffering

Be patient, therefore, brothers,1 until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.


[1] 5:7 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 9, 10, 12, 19