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  • A Dead End Short Cut Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 20, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,233 views

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

    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 to stick with what you know, stay on the regular path. But sometimes you think, “Why ...read more

  • On The Road Again: Going The Wrong Way Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 31, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,137 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

  • The Terrible Price Of Playing With Sin

    Contributed by Jon Earls on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 103 ratings
     | 10,071 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
     | 2,375 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

  • A Disturbed Family Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,458 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 10, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,509 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
     | 2,380 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
     | 2,074 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

  • Going Back To Moab

    Contributed by James May on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 2,449 views

    The Book of Ruth gives us a picture of what could happen when a child of God turns back to the world of sin.

    GOING BACK TO MOAB During a tour of a large manufacturing plant, a visitor noticed a man using a torch to cut through some sheets of steel. His pattern was carefully marked on the steel plate and he was very carefully following those lines so that his work would not be in vain. There was a ...read more

  • Making The Wrong Decisions

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 4, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,739 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 28, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,338 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

  • Feast Or Famine Series

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Aug 2, 2007
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,403 views

    Ever experienced a famine in your life, a spiritual lack, a time of trial? What do you do? This sermons looks at how to turn your famine into a feast.

    From Famine to Feast Ruth 1:1-14 In the first of this series we began to look at Abrahams life and to look at his example of the footsteps of faith he took. In Genesis 12 he left Canaan for Egypt because of famine. This sermon is a stand alone but answers the question how to turn your famine ...read more

  • Whatever You Do Is Fine! Series

    Contributed by Eric Bain on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,032 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

  • Orpah Series

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Aug 13, 2008
    based on 32 ratings
     | 6,357 views

    Orpah had the truth, but turned her back on God.

    Orpah – 10th August 2008 am Ruth 1:1-18 Orpah was a Moabitess, a member of an accursed race. She was born and bread in paganism. The gods of her people were fearful demon gods, the most feared of all these gods was Chemosh. The priests of Moab were powerful and cruel. If any disaster ...read more

  • Adam Died Without Fulfilling His Obligation

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on May 30, 2016
     | 911 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