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  • A Dead End Short Cut Series

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

    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 more

  • The Long Road Back Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 21, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    The disappointment which Naomi has at being a widow becomes the event God uses to bring His wondering child back home. For Ruth the road to redemption starts very unexpectedly.

    Message Ruth 1:6-22 “The Long Road Back.” Disappointment. The word immediately brings to mind all sorts of situations … doesn’t it. We have organising a project and all sorts of people make a commitment to give help, or support, or be part of a project. Then, when it comes to the crunch, more

  • Feeling Lucky? Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 21, 2018

    Through God's providence Ruth and Boaz are brought together and this relationship enables Ruth to be protected from exploitation. A foundation for redemption is being laid.

    Message Ruth 2:1-23 “Feeling Lucky” We live in a world where more and more people do not believe in God. At the same time, that does not stop our society from believing in the influences of higher forces, or forces beyond our control. Some people call it fate or luck. Others call it more

  • Accountabilty: Who's Your Accountability Partner

    Contributed by Theresa Odom-Surgick on Dec 18, 2017

    In this life at one time or another, we all have someone that we are accountable to or for...someone we have to be accountable to. My grandson gave us a great example of what we look like when we shrug off being accountable.

    In this life at one time or another, we all have someone that we are accountable to or for...someone we have to be accountable to. Whether for your children, grandchildren, your spouse, your boss, your Pastors, to yourself and most important of all, we are all accountable to God - we are all called more

  • Unconditional Love

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on May 13, 2008

    Seeing love in the story of Ruth

    One of the things we realize is that often we don’t love like we should. We’re not good lovers! Now, you might think you’re a pretty good lover -- at least your spouse thinks so. You show affection well. You give nice gifts to family members. You provide well for your family. You have more

  • A Disturbed Family Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Ruth: Quitting Is Not An Option Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This part 1 of a series on the life of Ruth. The theme is how God providentially moves in the lives of those who commit to Him.

    RUTH: QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION Ruth 1:1-22 By Pastor Ralph Juthman INTRODUCTION: Illustration- Ladies/Men Answer this Question, what is the title of your favotite movie, TV show or book ( other than the Bible). There are obvious differences. Personally, I like movies/tv shows and more

  • Ruth: A Love That's Amazing Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The third part of the series in Ruth.

    Ruth: A Love That Amazes Ruth 3; 1 John 4:7 Pastor Ralph Juthman INTRODUCTION: ( Read 1 John 4:7) 7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. There is nothing so immeasurable or as important as God’s love and yet more

  • A Tale Of Three Widows Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Exposition of Ruth 1:6-22

    Text: Ruth 1:6-22, Title: A Tale of Three Widows, Date/Place: LSCC, 4/30/06, AM A. Opening illustration: talk about weddings and the words of Ruth in v 16-17 B. Background to passage: After forsaking God and country and moving to Moab, as we saw last week, the hand of the Lord was against more

  • Where You Go I Will Go

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 10, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    It took great faith for Ruth to step out of her comfort zone.

    Ruth1:1-22 WSG 11-03-2012 Introduction I wonder if you have been tempted to ask the question: Why should we bother about the Old Testament now we have the New? I would reply: • In the Old Testament there are about 300 more

  • Ruth: You And Me, Me And You

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on May 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Mother's Day Sermon focusing on the risk and reward from chapter 1 of Ruth.

    Ruth: You and me, me and you May 13, 2012 Ruth 1:1-17 I started the sermon with this video which I made and can be found on youtube ~ Most people love a good comeback? They love when the underdog wins? In life, it does our hearts good to see more

  • Ruth: The Story Of King David’s Great Grandmother Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 14, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    Good mothers may be tough because they have to be, but their outstanding quality is kindness. Because they are kind, sometime kindness comes back to them. Moms, see how many of her experiences you can relate to.

    Ruth: The Story of King David’s Great Grandmother (Ruth 1-4) 1. Davon Huss tells this story about kindness: For 30 years, Randy Murphy drove without a traffic incident, without being stopped by the police, and without a driver’s license. Then, the 46 year old Knoxville, Tennessee more

  • Surviving Adversity

    Contributed by Daren Mitchell on May 23, 2012

    The story of Ruth teaches us about surrender, sovereignty and salvation. Jesus Christ is actually the main theme.

    Benjamin Franklin, who I don’t think ever professed a faith in Jesus, did have an appreciation for the Bible from a literary perspective. When he was the newly formed US government’s representative to France he indulged in a group of literary intellectuals. This group held no respect more

  • "It's Bo Time" Series

    Contributed by Larry Turner on May 28, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    In the South, it's "Bo Time" means its time to have your needs for provision met. For Naomi and Ruth it also meant time to have their needs met.

    Here in the South we have a chain of restaurants named Bo Jangles. And their commercials end with “It’s Bo Time.” as a way of saying all your hunger cravings can be filled right now by visiting their location. In fact, the time is right now. Today we are going to see that Naomi more

  • Ruth - 1:6-22 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jul 23, 2012

    Naomi and Ruth return, God begins to heal and work in their lives...

    TEACHING BRIEF Date Written: July 23, 2012 Date Taught: July 11, 2012 Church: OPBC (Wed Night) FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS Title: A Study in the Book of Ruth Text: Ruth 1:6-22 (read passage) Introduction: 6Then Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had blessed his people in Judah by giving more