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Persevering Faith
May 26, 2015

God Is Loyal to Naomi

God Is Loyal to Naomi

The book of Ruth is a “bridge” between the time of the local judges, a time of great spiritual and moral apostasy (1:1), and the coming kingship of Israel. God was looking for a man after his heart to sit on the throne of Israel. By God’s grace, Ruth’s loyalty made her a part of […]

May 17, 2015

Watch Out! (part 1)

Watch Out! (part 1)

Paul stated why we should trust Christ and his finished work.  Now he explains why we should not trust religious frauds.

May 12, 2015

Boaz Is Loyal to Ruth

Boaz Is Loyal to Ruth

Naomi had bigger plans for Ruth and Boaz than just gleaning grain. In this chapter we see not only that Ruth was loyal to Naomi, Boaz was also loyal to Ruth.

May 3, 2015

Have We Left Our First Love?

Have We Left Our First Love?

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

April 28, 2015

Ruth Is Loyal to Naomi

Ruth Is Loyal to Naomi

In the second chapter, Ruth makes good on her promise to Naomi. She promised to leave everything she had ever known about life in Moab to go to Israel with Naomi (1:16–17). Now she is in Bethlehem, trying to provide for herself and her mother-in-law.

April 14, 2015

Ruth Is Loyal to the Lord

Ruth Is Loyal to the Lord

Naomi is left alone: no husband, no sons, no land, and no food. She is in Moab, the place of God’s enemies. The quest for food that led her and her family out of Judah, however well-intentioned it seemed at the time, had come to absolutely nothing.

March 31, 2015

Ruth: Loyal Love

Ruth: Loyal Love

The book of Ruth is about loyalty or “kindness.” In this short book, we see over and over loyalty (or a lack of it). The main character of the book of Ruth is God himself, and the book shows God’s loyalty to Naomi, Ruth, Boaz, Elimelech, and the entire nation of Israel!

March 22, 2015

Do Not Grow Weary

Do Not Grow Weary

Having thanked God for his work in the Thessalonian believers and addressed their concerns about the Day of the Lord, Paul confronts a problem in the church. He shows himself a model of spiritual diligence (3:1–5) as well as working hard physically (3:6–12), and he encourages the believers to do the same.

March 22, 2015

God’s Dear Remnant

God’s Dear Remnant

God does not leave himself without a witness. Those who love and serve him faithfully may be in the minority, but we are not alone. In every age God has a remnant according to the election of grace. Press on in faithfulness, for he who called you is faithful.  

March 15, 2015

Stand Firm and Wait

Stand Firm and Wait

The second chapter addresses specific questions the Thessalonian believers had for Paul (2:1). These questions involved the timing of Jesus’ second coming and the gathering of believers to be with the Lord. In spite of present persecution and impending evil, Paul encourages the believers with God’s election and calling, and commands them to persevere through […]

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