Contributed on Jun 4, 2007
The introduction to a series on the Book of Ruth, looking at Naomi’s courage and hope in the face of tragedy.
Ruth 1:1-7 – “Doing what needs to be done” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni June 3, 2007 Text (NIV) 1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2007
Second in my series on Ruth, looking at the three choices made by the women at the heart of the story.
Ruth 1: 8-18 – “Three Women, Three Choices” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni June 10, 2007 Text Ru 1:8 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the LORD show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2007
It’s easy to think that God’s punishing us when we confronted with tragedy. Naomi thought so, too. Part of my series on the story of Naomi and Ruth.
Ruth 1:19—2:7 – “Is God punishing me?” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni June 17, 2007 Text Ru 1:19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2007
God starts to break through the clouds surrounding Naomi and Ruth, renewing thier hope through the perosn of Boaz. Part of my ongoing series of the story of Naomi and Ruth.
Ruth 2:8-23 – “Never give up on hope” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni. June 23, 2007 Text Ru 2:8 So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls. 9 Watch the field ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2007
The marriage proposal between Ruth and Boaz, shown as an example of stepping out in faith. Part of my ongoing series in Ruth.
Ruth 3 – “ A Decent Proposal” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni July 1, 2007 Text Ru 3:1 One day Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not try to find a home for you, where you will be well provided for? 2 Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2007
Concluding my series on the book of Ruth, focusing on how Ruth’s faith in God saw her through her tragedy and into God’s blessing.
Ruth 4 – Faith in God works By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni July 8, 2007 Introduction/Review We have been following the lives of two widows, Naomi and Ruth. Naomi is Ruth’s mother-in-law, and she is past the age of remarriage and child bearing. Without assistance ...read more