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  • Chosen To Soar Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 7, 2014
     | 2,118 views

    The Lord chooses Israel to be a Holy Nation. This is not a position of privilege, but one of responsibility.

    Exodus 19:3-7, 20:1-17 “Chosen to Soar” INTRODUCTION They were an unremarkable people descended from a man and wife who have no other distinction than we know their names. The people had no notable culture and no great art work. They were broken and poor. Yet, they were ...read more

  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 7, 2014
     | 2,407 views

    Joseph is unjustly put in prison; yet God is present with him there.

    Genesis 39:1-23 "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" INTRODUCTION We go through life telling ourselves little lies. These lies include: "If I work hard, I can get whatever I want," "If I earn just 20% more, I'll be happy," "Affluence, security and comfort are what life really is all ...read more

  • Bold Steps Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 10, 2014
     | 1,566 views

    Ruth moves boldly to establish a relationship with Boaz. Her boldness is rewarded.

    Ruth 3 1-18 "Bold Steps" INTRODUCTION The world has always been captivated by stores of great love. Stories such as Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers, or their modern day counterparts Tony and Maria in West Side Story. There are the love stories of Hollywood royalty such as ...read more

  • People Of The Covenant Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 10, 2014
     | 2,133 views

    In the midst of judgment, The Lord moves to establish a Covenant with Noah, his family, and the animals of the ark. Out of death and destruction there is new life.

    Genesis 6:8-22, 9:8-15 “People of the Covenant” INTRODUCTION One of the best known Bible stories is the story about Noah and the flood. Recently Hollywood made a movie that was loosely based on the story and that featured Russell Crowe. That’s just the latest in a long ...read more

  • Ordinary Acts Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 3, 2014
     | 1,527 views

    Ruth and Boaz are married. Ruth gives birth to Obed, who is the grandfather of David. Ordinary actions are used by God to accomplish God’s purpose.

    Ruth 4:1-22 “Ordinary Actions” INTRODUCTION We are coming to the end of the story. We have walked with Naomi, Ruth and Boaz through normal family life, periods of grief, and times of poverty and struggling to survive. We have seen the loyalty of Ruth, the hopelessness of ...read more

  • Foolish Vows Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 26, 2014
     | 1,523 views

    Ruth proclaims her loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Her words at first appear foolish. She is not doing what is normal. Yet her loyalty honors God and God moves powerfully as a result of Ruth’s proclamation.

    Ruth 1:1-22 “Foolish Vows” INTRODUCTION Coping is an everyday experience and we all have various means of coping. We might call a friend and vent, or go for a long walk. Chocolate is sometimes an effective coping mechanism, as is taking a short break to pursue our favorite ...read more

  • The Blessings Of Kindness Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 26, 2014
     | 2,313 views

    Boaz acts kindly toward Ruth and Naomi. His kindness is used by God to accomplish God’s will.

    Ruth 2:1-23 “The Blessing of Kindness” INTRODUCTION Some stories are meant to entertain, while others are told to frighten. Memorable stories seem to be the stories that are not only captivating, but also teach a lesson. While growing up, I enjoyed Aesop’s fables like ...read more

  • Bold Steps Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 26, 2014
     | 1,695 views

    Ruth moves boldly to establish a relationship with Boaz. Her boldness is rewarded.

    Ruth 3 1-18 "Bold Steps" INTRODUCTION The world has always been captivated by stores of great love. Stories such as Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers, or their modern day counterparts Tony and Maria in West Side Story. There are the love stories of Hollywood royalty such as ...read more

  • The Look Of Love Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 4, 2014
     | 2,526 views

    One of the basic instructions of Jesus is to love one another. Love is the demonstration that we are in Jesus and Jesus is in us.

    1 John 4:7-21 “The Look of Love” INTRODUCTION I read today’s lesson and I was overwhelmed by the number of times that the word “love” appeared. The Beatles song, “All You Need is Love,” popped into my mind and I wondered if this passage of ...read more

  • Testing The Spirits Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,523 views

    Discernment is a gift. It gives God’s children the ability to distinguish between what God calls us to and what the world entices us toward.

    1 John 4:1-6 "Testing the Spirits" INTRODUCTION We have come a long way in communication since March 10, 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell spoke into a prototype of the telephone and said, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." It is now common to have the television on while ...read more

  • Inner Desire Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 29, 2014
     | 1,061 views

    Coveting—our envy of another’s possessions and blessings has the potential to destroy our relationship with God and with others. A life of thankfulness and gratitude is commanded instead of coveting.

    Exodus 20:17 “Inner Desires” INTRODUCTION One of the most popular arguments to persuade parents is, “But mom, dad, everyone’s doing it.” How did this work for you when you were young? This is the excuse that we use when confronted by the ninth and tenth ...read more

  • Witness To The Truth Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 29, 2014
     | 1,521 views

    We do not share speculations. Rather, we are eye witnesses and we share what we have seen and heard of the truth—Jesus.

    1 John 1:1-4 "Witness to the Truth" INTRODUCTION One of the discussions that is taking place in the Christian Church today centers around our understanding of faith. Is faith the propositions that you believe, or is it your motivation for living and your lifestyle? To put it another ...read more

  • Play Nicely With Others Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 30, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,093 views

    The Lord gives his people instructions for their lives together. They are given in love with the desire that the people of God live abundant, free, and fruitful lives.

    Exodus 20:12-16 “Play Nicely with Others” INTRODUCTION Twenty five years ago author Robert Fulghum wrote a book entitled, All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten. It was immediately a smashing success. The book contained observations and rules such as: Share ...read more

  • How To Love God Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 24, 2014
     | 1,916 views

    God has moved mightily in our lives. God invites us to respond by placing God first in our lives and loving him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength. (The first tablet of the Ten Commandments).

    Exodus 20:1-11 “How to Love God” INTRODUCTION Jesus spoke to a group of Jewish converts. His conversation is recorded in the eighth chapter of John’s gospel. In verse thirty-two Jesus says, “The truth will set you free.” Jesus follows this statement up in ...read more

  • Energized Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,068 views

    The Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples and energizes them for mission and ministry. The church is born and the Spirit continues to energize God’s people to this day.

    Acts 2:1-21 “Energized” INTRODUCTION We are creatures of habit, and we go through most of our lives on cruise control. Occasionally, though, something out of the ordinary happens and we are immediately inquisitive. • We make it from the #303 to the #101 and only ...read more