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  • On The Road Again: Going The Wrong Way Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 31, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,731 views

    Four observations from Ruth about Elimelech, a backslidden Christian.

    INTRODUCTION The story of Ruth has often been called the greatest piece of literature ever written and the Cinderella story of the Bible. I’m calling our study, “The Romance of Redemption,” a title I borrowed from Ray Stedman. How many of you have already read the story of ...read more

  • A Dead End Short Cut Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 20, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,384 views

    Elimelech takes a spiritual short-cut that ultimately leads to Naomi becoming a widow in a foreign land. Short cuts never work out.

    You can also listen to this message here:- http://www.nec.org.au/listen-to-a-sermon-series/ruth/ Message Ruth 1:1-5 “A Dead-End Short Cut”. We have all done it haven’t we. You’re driving to a specific destination and someone says, “I know a shortcut!” Do you really? Often your first instinct is ...read more

  • The Terrible Price Of Playing With Sin

    Contributed by Jon Earls on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 103 ratings
     | 10,821 views

    Elimelech did what so many Christians have tried to do. He tried to just play with sin for a little while, but he ended up paying the price for his sins. So will you.

    There have been many ships that have sunk while at sea, but few have captured the attention like the sinking of the Titanic. She sank on her maiden voyage in April of 1912 and the persistent theory was that an iceberg tore a three hundred-foot gash in the side of the nine hundred-foot ship. In ...read more

  • Walking In The Wilderness Series

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Jan 21, 2013
     | 2,774 views

    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

  • The Story Behind The Story

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 28, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,008 views

    In these first seven verses of Ruth we are introduced to the family of a man named Elimelech who lived during the days of the judges (v. 1). It is the sad tale of a man who chooses to walk out on the Lord and on God's plan for his life. As a result of his

    Studies in the Book of Ruth “The Story Behind The Story.” Ruth 1:1-7 Only two books of the Bible bear the names of women; ...read more

  • A Disturbed Family Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,846 views

    The opening scene of the book is tragic for we find three graves in Moab. Let’s notice the story behind these 3 graves.

    Edward Boone said, "The book of Ruth is the history of a Jewish family, who, like the prodigal of Luke fifteen, went into the far country of Moab and there "began to be in want." W.G. Heslop writes, “The book of Ruth consists of less than 100 verses, and yet it would be impossible to exhaust ...read more

  • Justice For All Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 9, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,839 views

    1) Boaz’s preparation for court action, (2) the transcript of the court proceedings, & (3) Boaz’s response to the outcome of the court proceedings.

    This week saw the conviction of Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb receiving sentences of seven and six years in jail, respectively, by an Ontario Superior Court judge for their orchestrating a massive accounting fraud at theatre company Livent Inc. This has been a drama playing out for the past ...read more

  • Take Refuge Under The Lord's Wings

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,701 views

    We cling to the God of the Bible because he clings to us through Jesus.

    A steel reinforced, underground, lead-lined concrete vault. In case of nuclear attack that’s where you should take refuge, say experts. Only a structure like that will adequately protect you from the initial blast and subsequent radioactive fallout. Such structures were not uncommon during the ...read more

  • The Journey Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Dec 8, 2014
     | 2,472 views

    It is through Jesus that God speaks to you and me – no matter how dark the times, no matter how difficult the way, no matter how unfaithful people around us may be. God speaks to us through Jesus, and he calls us to himself just as he did Ruth.

    The book of Ruth is the story of an extended family living in a dangerous place during turbulent times. The story is told in four scenes, with a chapter devoted to each scene. Chapter 1 is about a journey, chapter 2 a day in the field, chapter 3 a night to remember, and chapter 4 a morning that ...read more

  • Making The Wrong Decisions

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 4, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,670 views

    How can we make decisions that are most glorifying to God and resulting in His blessing of our lives? When you surrender your decision-making process to God; God will guide and direct you in your decision-making process.

    Opening illustration: Listen to this description of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine (summary of the report): "There were two electrical engineers in the control room that night, and the best thing that could be said for what they were doing is they were 'playing around' with ...read more

  • Don't Go Into Moab

    Contributed by Steaven Snow on Jan 27, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,890 views

    The effects of making wrong decisions

    Don’t Go Into Moab TEXT: Ruth 1:1-8 1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and ...read more

  • Whatever You Do Is Fine! Series

    Contributed by Eric Bain on Sep 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,238 views

    This sermon looks at the tragic consequence of our sin in the lives of others.

    Whatever You do is Fine! Ruth 1 © 2007 Eric Bain NOTE: An audio version of this sermon is available at www.sanctuary-church.com This morning we are beginning a new - four week series looking at an OT Narrative… called Ruth. Grab a Bible... • Open to Ruth • Don’t be afraid to use ...read more

  • Adam Died Without Fulfilling His Obligation

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on May 6, 2016
     | 1,178 views

    To show that unbelievers of this world died without fulfilling their duties and obligations before GOD that's why their family will be left with the same negligence of not knowing the LORD JESUS CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you doing your obligation before GOD? Yes. The SEED OF ABRAHAM that lives within me is fulfilling it right now, He is my Hope of Glory. Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible) To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this ...read more

  • Adam Died Without Fulfilling His Obligation

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jun 7, 2016
     | 1,195 views

    To show that unbelievers of this world died without fulfilling their duties and obligations before GOD that's why their family will be left with the same negligence of not knowing the LORD JESUS CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you doing your obligation before GOD? Yes. The SEED OF ABRAHAM that lives within me is fulfilling it right now, He is my Hope of Glory. Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible) To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this ...read more

  • Adam Died Without Fulfilling His Obligation

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on May 28, 2016
     | 985 views

    To show that unbelievers of this world died without fulfilling their duties and obligations before GOD that's why their family will be left with the same negligence of not knowing the LORD JESUS CHRIST as LORD and SAVIOR.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you doing your obligation before GOD? Yes. The SEED OF ABRAHAM that lives within me is fulfilling it right now, He is my Hope of Glory. Colossians 1:27 (Amplified Bible) To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this ...read more