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  • Bless The Lord, Oh My Soul Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 12, 2012
    based on 133 ratings
     | 52,371 views

    Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. So what do you have? What blessings has God given you? And are those blessings the same as what David speaks of in this Psalm? The answers may surprise you.

    OPEN: Years ago, there was a popular song called “Big Yellow Taxi”, by Joni Mitchell. In the chorus was this memorable line: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone.” You don’t know what you’ve got… till it’s gone. You know, there is so much in our ...read more

  • Three Reasons Why Naomi Went From Sweet To Bitter

    Contributed by Jerry Stepp on Nov 30, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 11,182 views

    The Choices that SHE made caused her attitude to change as well as her outlook on life

    Three (3) Reasons Why Naomi Went From Sweet To Bitter Ruth 1:1-22 Introduction; This book opens with a famine, and closes with a great feast. This book begins with a funeral, and ends with a wedding. Matthew Henry’s Commentary says… <>We find in this book excellent example of faith, ...read more

  • The Woman Who Impressed God Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 379 ratings
     | 60,826 views

    What was it about Ruth that impressed God so much more than many others. After all, she was one of only 2 women to have a book dedicated to her story. Why?

    OPEN: A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California, was eager for the title of "doctor" - until one newly degreed professor shared his story. He said: A friend had called his home and asked, "Is the doctor in?" The Professor’s 10 year old son replied, "Yes, but he’s not the kind ...read more

  • Three Women, Three Choices Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,627 views

    Second in my series on Ruth, looking at the three choices made by the women at the heart of the story.

    Ruth 1: 8-18 – “Three Women, Three Choices” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni June 10, 2007 Text Ru 1:8 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the LORD show kindness to you, as you have shown to your dead and to ...read more

  • A Decent Proposal Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,711 views

    The marriage proposal between Ruth and Boaz, shown as an example of stepping out in faith. Part of my ongoing series in Ruth.

    Ruth 3 – “ A Decent Proposal” By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni July 1, 2007 Text Ru 3:1 One day Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not try to find a home for you, where you will be well provided for? 2 Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls ...read more

  • Faith In God Works Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jul 11, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,178 views

    Concluding my series on the book of Ruth, focusing on how Ruth’s faith in God saw her through her tragedy and into God’s blessing.

    Ruth 4 – Faith in God works By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni July 8, 2007 Introduction/Review We have been following the lives of two widows, Naomi and Ruth. Naomi is Ruth’s mother-in-law, and she is past the age of remarriage and child bearing. Without assistance ...read more

  • Finding God At The End Of Ourselves Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 18,720 views

    Trusting in the providence of God even when life doesn’t make sense.

    Do you ever read Romance novels? I don’t – believe me! I’m not particularly interested in that kind of literature. I’m a “facts” man. I like non-fiction. I like theology. I like pastoral administrative type books too. I like the kind of books that put most people to sleep. But I found a ...read more

  • Under The Wings Of God Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 11,979 views

    Finding refuge close to God’s heart.

    As we left off last week, we saw how God had brought Naomi and Ruth through some very trying times. They had lost their husbands and were on a perilous journey back from Moab to Bethlehem. The lesson we looked at last week was that we have to come to the end of ourselves in order to find the ...read more

  • There Is A Redeemer Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,588 views

    Claiming Christ as our Redeemer/Savior.

    Today’s message comes out of Ruth 3. Let’s take a quick review of what has led us to this point… Chapter 1: Naomi and her husband and sons move from Bethlehem to Moab because of a famine in the land. Yet Naomi’s husband dies. Her sons marry, but 10 years later, they too die. Naomi sets out ...read more

  • The Best Is Yet To Come! Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 5,255 views

    What God can do with a heart full of hope!

    Last week, we looked at how Ruth stepped forward and in a bold move, visited Boaz at the threshing floor in the middle of the night to propose marriage. Scene 1: Taking Care of Business (vv. 1-12) Boaz went to the city gates where the official business was taken care of. In the presence ...read more

  • Love, Loyalty And Labor Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 13, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,035 views

    A mother’s day sermon on the book of Ruth.

    Sermon for 5/12/2002- Mother’s Day Ruth 3:16 Introduction: A. Read Ruth 3:16-18 B. Attractive = Pleasing to the eye or mind. C. Beauty = A pleasing quality associated with harmony of form or color, excellence of craftsmanship, truthfulness, originality, or another, often undefined ...read more

  • Ruth - A Woman Of Character Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 185 ratings
     | 26,252 views

    Ruth, a pagan widow through her faith becomes the key to Israel’s future and to God’s plan of salvation for the world

    Today we continue our series on Heroes of Faith, characters from the Judges, though no longer from the book of Judges. But the setting of our story in that era is made clear in the opening verse of ch 1 of Ruth: "In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land." Our author ...read more

  • Love That Is Better Than Seven Sons Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,045 views

    Ruth. Pt. 1

    LOVE THAT IS BETTER THAN SEVEN SONS (RUTH 1:1-18) The biggest star of the 2002 World Cup was twenty-five years-old Ronaldo of the victorious Brazil team, the highest goalscorer and the comeback story of the tournament. When he was seventeen, he had his first taste of the World Cup as a non-playing ...read more

  • It Is Well With My Soul Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 205 ratings
     | 18,688 views

    Ruth, Pt. 2

    IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL (RUTH 1:1-18) The hymn “It is Well with My Soul” was written by Horatio Spafford after a series of disasters struck his family. Spafford, a successful businessman and a close friend of the evangelist D.L. Moody, had lost his only son at about the same time the Chicago fire ...read more

  • The Most Beautiful Short Story In The World

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 249 ratings
     | 33,851 views

    Ruth’s love story tells of her "kinsman-redeemer" which points to Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHORT STORY IN THE WORLD I think everybody likes to read a love story, especially if it’s true. The book of Ruth is such a story if it’s read at a superficial level and taken at its face value. It’s got all the ingredients: there’s a beautiful young girl who met a young man ...read more