David Gilliland preaches on the 7 comings in the book of Ruth that plot what he calls “the growth of a soul”. Are you growing in your soul? Are you making progress? This message will challenge you to press on and develop in character and testimony for God, as you see Ruth coming to the field, the fold, the feast, the floor etc. Readings: Ruth 1:19-22, 2:2-3, 7, 11-2, 14, 3:1-3, 6-7, 14-18, 4:11-12 (Message preached at Sussex Conference, Canada,…
Alan Barber preaches on the godly character of Ruth the Moabite, who came to know and trust in the God of Israel. Alan takes up numerous practical lessons from the events recorded in Ruth Chs 1 and 2, especially the move of Elimelech and Naomi to Moab, the disaster that ensued, and the gracious recovery granted by the Lord which then brought Ruth into such blessing (Message preached 23rd Oct 2014)
Thomas West preaches a message from Ruth Chapter 4. Summarising the book of Ruth, Thomas wraps up by explaining the Levitical law of levirate marriage and the picture it presents of Christ being willing and able, as our ‘kinsman-redeemer’, to purchase us to Himself, despite us Gentiles being outside the commonwealth of Israel (Message given May 24th 2015)
David Castles preaches a message from Ruth Chapter 3 in which Ruth the fatherless, the stranger and the widow, finds all her needs met at the feet of one who was her “near-kinsman”, Boaz the mighty man of wealth. This picture of sinners finding their all in a Saviour who is related to them in his perfect humanity is developed to profit (Message given May 17th 2015)
Malcolm Radcliffe preaches a message from Ruth Chapter 2 and takes up the subject of gleaning in the field. This chapter is often taken up in relation to the Word of God (“Where have you gleaned today?”) but Mr Radcliffe takes it up as a picture of the local assembly.
Michael Penfold preaches on Ruth Chapter 1, which features Naomi the restored backslider, Ruth the new believer, and Orpah the false professor. Moab, a nation marked by immorality, enmity, idolatry and luxury, sat just “next door” to Israel and tempted God’s people to recross Jordan and head “back to the world”, especially during a time of famine. This is a “chapter of choices” which holds many pertinent lessons for us (Message given May 3rd 2015)
Mervyn Hall gives an introduction to the Old Testament book of Ruth. He outlines a number of ways in which the book can be approached – historically, doctrinally, dispensationally, practically and devotionally. This message presents a helpful overview of this precious jewel of a book, and serves to open up numerous avenues of profitable study (Message given Apr 26th 2015)
Lindsay Carswell preaches on “progress in the life of Ruth”. Ruth Ch. 1 – the famine. Ch. 2 – parched corn. Ch. 3 – six measures of barley and Ch 4. – a son. Lindsay challenges his audience – are we making progress as Christians? (Message preached 18th Dec 2011)
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