Contributed on Jun 19, 2013
A basic intro to Ruth, discussing its biblical and historical setting, basic story line, theme, author, date, outline, major and minor characters, location and basic teachings with a concluding discussion question about participant goals for the study.
Contributed on Jun 29, 2013
When we face famines in our lives, we can stay and wait it out by faith in the land of bread and praise, where God is, or go to the world (Moab) for answers. If we choose the latter, there are consequences, amply illustrated by our text.
Contributed on Jun 30, 2013
Our life is governed by our decisions and each decision has consequences. Naomi, Orpah and Ruth each made decisions that had life-altering consequences. Each of their decisions have lessons for our own lives.
Contributed on Jul 7, 2013
Ruth's decisive embrace of Naomi and her God and her people is a perfect illustration of the Christian's decision to follow Christ. He receives five wonderful new things.
Contributed on Jul 30, 2013
Upon Naomi's return home she said, "Don't call me Naomi [Pleasant] anymore. Call me Mara [Bitter]" This sermon examines her bitterness, now destructive bitterness is and how to deal with the trials in life.
Contributed on Aug 14, 2013
Naomi was bitter at God for the way her life turned out. In this sermons we see that "along came Jones" (to borrow from Ray Stevens) in the form of a man named Boaz who would change her and Ruth's destiny forever, turning Naomi's bitterness to blessing.