Patience is of two kinds. The kind we practice with one another and the kind we practice in relation to God. One mark of a Christian congregation is that we are patient with one another, not grumbling. It is important for us to show this kind of patience. The other is a patience of faith, as we wait for God to fulfill his promises in spite of the challenging circumstances we may face. We may think things ought to be different. With John the Baptizer, we may even wonder if Christ is the one or ought we look for another? The patience of faith is part of the equation to get the right answer.
Sermon Date: December 15, 2019