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“May His Name Be Renowned!”

  Ruth 4:1-22 (text); Philippians 2:9-11 March 13, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone comes and makes an offer, whether it’s family or friend or business associate? Isn’t it usually, “What’s in it for me? What benefit do I receive […]

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7 Markers Pointing to Ruth’s and Boaz’s Purity at the Threshing Floor

No other book in the Bible has a scene that provokes a reader‘s wild imaginations like that of Ruth and Boaz in Ruth Chapter 3. It describes a man and a woman lying together at the threshing floor at midnight, rife with suggestions of a sexual encounter, as depicted by Marc Chagall’s painting below. Did they or […]

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A Midnight Proposal at the Threshing Floor

  Ruth 2:23-3:18; Proverbs 31:10-12, 25, 30-31 March 6, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: In the old days, a man proposes marriage to the woman he loves by just a simple kneel before her plus a beautiful ring on her finger. Today, men think of all kinds of creative ways […]

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The “Blind Date” in a Field of Dreams

  Ruth 1:22-2:23; Psalm 91:1-2; Matthew 23:37 February 28, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: The 1964 Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of a Jewish family living in imperial Russia in the 1900s. He has two main issues: the edict of the Czar to edict all Jews […]

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Ruth and Boaz: A Love Story for the Ages

  Ruth 1:1-9; 2:1-13; 3:1-12; 4:13-17; Ephesians 5:25-29 February 14, 2016 (Big Springs URC) • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: Today, we will take a break from our study of the Gospel of John to start a short series on the Book of Ruth. We often hear about this much-loved book as […]

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New Sermon Series: The Book of Ruth

  This Sunday, February 14, 2016, we will take a break from our study of the Gospel of John to start a short series on the Book of Ruth. We often hear that this much-loved book is a love story between Ruth and Boaz, Ruth’s commitment to Naomi, and Boaz’s kindness and generosity. But are these the […]

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The Women Ancestors of Jesus Part 2: Rahab & Ruth (Study Guide)

Because of their need for food, Ruth meets her kinsman-redeemer (Boaz), and her King-Redeemer (Jesus).

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