Sunday, August 26, 2018

Posted on Aug 23 2018
Matthew 6:19f “Trust God!” Bible Background: In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus’ teachings are summarized in “The Sermon on the Mount”, which was probably not one long sermon, but more a collection of Jesus’ sayings. This section invites hearers to rely on God
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Posted on Aug 14 2018
Ruth 4=A Happy Ending! Bible Background: We saw Ruth propose marriage to Boaz; Boaz accepts. In Act 4, he makes it official. They get pregnant; have a son; and name him Obed. Obed will become the father of Jesse-whose son will be David, the King. Amazing! Digging Deeper: 1. Boaz wastes no time
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Posted on Aug 08 2018
Ruth 3 = Making Things Happen! Bible Background: The short story of Ruth takes a dramatic change as Naomi sends Ruth to meet Boaz at night on the threshing floor. The plot gets suggestive of a romantic seduction, and the ‘happy ending’ is just about to unfold! Digging Deeper: 1.
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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Posted on Aug 03 2018
Ruth 2 = There is Hope! Bible Background: The 4 chapters of Ruth are like 4 ‘acts’ of a drama. In Act 2, Ruth goes to glean leftover grain from a field, which happens to belong to a rich man named Boaz, who happens to be related to Naomi’s late husband. The despair of chapter
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