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.
Introduction to the Book of Ruth Series: Ruth June 16, 2013 NOTE: If you would like to have the formatted student study sheet that goes along with this week’s intro study with a helpful chart and a color map, write and request it at email@example.com. TEXT: Ruth 1:1-5 – ...read more
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.
Famines and Failures Series: Ruth June 23, 2013 TEXT: Turn to Ruth 1 INTRODUCTION Last week we introduced the book of Ruth and looked at the background and setting of the book. We don’t want to go over the whole lesson again, but by way of a quick review, we saw that the book of ...read more
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.
Decisions Series: Ruth (Sermon 3 in series) June 30, 2013 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Ruth 1. INTRODUCTION Illus. – At seven o’clock on the morning of December 7, 1941 two US soldiers were on duty at a small radar station in the Pacific ocean. Suddenly, their radar ...read more
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.
The Blessings of the Christian Life Chuck Sligh July 7, 2013 TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Ruth 1. INTRODUCTION Illus. – I read this week about a pastor who met his wife in El Salvador. He had never considered what that would have meant for his wife. She told him that as a ...read more
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.
From Pleasant to Bitter Chuck Sligh Series: Ruth July 28, 2013 TEXT: Ruth 1:19-22 – “So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi? 20 And she said unto ...read more
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.
From Bitterness To Blessing Chuck Sligh Series: Ruth August 11, 2013 TEXT: Turn to Ruth 2 INTRODUCTION Illus. – One April day in 1945, Harry S Truman wrote to his mother: “I had hurried to the White House to see the president, and when I got there, I found out I was the ...read more