Contributed on Jan 21, 2013
In a time of famine, Elimelech and his family run from God to the land of God’s enemies, and pay a steep price as they do what seems right in God’s eyes. How will we respond in the time of our own “famines?”
Walking in the Wilderness - Ruth 1:1-5 - January 20, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth - #1 Some years ago I was given, as a gift, a copy of the New Testament. I truly appreciate the thought that went into that gift, and the heart with which it was given, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2013
Naomi, Orpah, and Ruth – three women standing at a cross roads in life. One will find restoration, one will write herself out of God’s story, and one will journey down the road less travelled. Which road will you choose?
The Road Less Travelled - Ruth 1:3-18 - January 27, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope - The Redemption of Ruth - #2 Quite a number of years ago now, an author by the name of Robert Frost, penned a poem entitled, “The Road Not Taken.” It’s a poem that tells the story ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
Naomi returns to Bethlehem despondent and embittered by sorrow and loss. What she fails to see, is what we often miss as well – that God is already at work behind the scenes!
Running On Empty - Ruth 1:19-22 - February 3, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth - #3 As some of you will know, I have a sister. She lives in Calgary, and has a growing family of her own, so we don’t see each other very often – certainly not as ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2013
(#4) Ruth discovers God's grace, favor and provision in unexpected places! That's how God often works in our own lives - where will you discover God's grace in yours?
Fields of Favor and Faith - Ruth 2:1-4 - February 17, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope - The Redemption of Ruth - #4 Looking back over the years it is safe to say that the summer of 1994 has been the most difficult period of my life thus far. Much of what I believed to be true about ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2013
In times of harship we cry out to God to deliver us, to change our circumstances, but God wants to do a work of transformation in our hearts. Join us as we see how God reveals His grace to Ruth and begins a work in her heart.
The Incomparable Boaz - Ruth 2:4-16 - February 24, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth #5 When we find ourselves in a miserable situation in life, surrounded by circumstances that are not of our choosing, nor of our liking, the prayer of our hearts is likely ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2013
Ruth has taken refuge in the God of Israel and has begun to experience His amazing grace for God's love never fails and He has not stopped showing His kindness to the living and the dead!
“GODISNOWHERE” - Ruth 2:17-23 - March 3, 2013 Series: From Heartache To Hope – The Redemption of Ruth - #6 Let’s try something right here at the outset. I want you to picture for a moment, two creatures that make their homes in desert places. One is a vulture ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2013
From heartache to hope – today we see Ruth move from the one to the other as a kinsmen-redeemer is found. Her story becomes a picture of the hope that we can have in Jesus today as we discover the Heart of the Redeemer.
The Heart of the Redeemer - Ruth 4:1-10 - April 21, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth #10 Some time ago now we began a series of messages on the book of Ruth. The series was called “From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth.” The ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2013
This is the tenth and final message in our series on the book of Ruth. Today we discover the amazing grace of our God as he brings redemption to Ruth and Naomi, hope out of despair, and life out of death. This can be the story of our lives too!
The Amazing Grace of God! - Ruth 4:9-22 - April 28, 2013 Series: From Heartache to Hope – The Redemption of Ruth - #10 This morning we’re going to wrap up our series on the book of Ruth. And if you’ve been with us through this ten week journey you know it’s not ...read more