'Ruth' Tagged Posts

February 10, 2016 Intro to Esther

We are moving from the book of Ruth to the book of Esther this week. I decided to do the introduction in my blog because I don’t want to have to rush through it to get to chapter 1. When you turn from Ruth to Esther, you enter a totally different dimension. You go from a quiet Jewish village to a busy Gentile city, from doing business in a traditional way at the city gate to obeying decrees of a…

January 18, 2016 Does God Want Us to Be Happy?

When you saw the title of this blog, “Does God want you to be happy?”, what was your first instinct? If you are like most people I believe you would say, “Yes, God wants us to be happy.” After all God is a loving God so why wouldn’t he want us to be happy? As I think about Sunday’s sermon in Ruth 2, I see events taking place that will certainly make Ruth, Boaz and Naomi happy, but was happiness…

January 11, 2016 Running

I have been thinking quite a bit about Sunday’s sermon title, “Commit: Don’t Run.” How we handle life’s challenges says a whole lot about a couple of things, our commitment level and our faith. I think more so, our faith. According to Warren Wiersbe in his commentary on Hebrews, “True Bible faith is confident obedience to God’s Word in spite of the circumstances and consequences.”   This, my friends, is the failure of our society. We have lost true Bible…