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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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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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From the House of Bread to the World and Back

  Ruth 1:6-22; Hebrews 12:7-11; James 4:13-14 February 21, 2016 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved congregation of Christ: In Chapter 4 of his letter, the Apostle James warns Christians about making decisions in life without regard for the Lord’s will. He says that too often, our decisions are based primarily on our material pursuit. […]

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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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How Ruth and Naomi Found Rest

  This is the gist of the sermon at a PCA church in Newport Beach, California last Sunday, while we visited our son and his family. (Last paragraph is mine.) “The Lord grant that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband!” (Ruth 1:9). This is what Naomi said to Orpah […]

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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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