Tag Archive: Ruth

Oct 21

What three things saved Ruth and Naomi from their suffering?

A time of suffering Ruth and Naomi lived centuries ago but faced the same suffering we see in the world today. Individuals and societies have cycles of faith, decline, consequences, repentance, and blessing. Choices have consequences.  We live in a world where we face the consequences of good choices and bad choices.  We face the …

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May 08

Go and Tell… and …Come and See

Come and See Just before his death, Moses spoke to the Jews who were about the enter the land promised to Abraham. He restated the law that was given to their parents who came out of Egypt. He spoke about how attractive their nation would be if they obeyed God’s law. Gentiles would wonder at …

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Mar 13

The Church and the Poor- Dignity and Charity in the Story of Ruth.

The Church and the Poor A few years ago I listened to a mixed-race pastor who leads a multiethnic congregation in an impoverished neighborhood. He spoke about the challenges of his ministry. One of the challenges he discussed was the need to balance dignity and charity. The need for charity was very real where he …

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Mar 05

Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world.

Jesus is the Jewish Messiah In his Gospel, Matthew argued that Jesus was the expected Jewish Messiah: He was a son of Abraham (1:1) He was the Son of David and the Messianic King (1:1; 9:27; 12:23; 15:22; 20:30-31; 21:9; 22:41-45) Matthew also used the Jewish Scriptures to present the case that Jesus’ life and …

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Mar 01

Jesus Was the Perfect Messiah for Imperfect People

Matthew called Jesus the Son of Abraham and the Son of David (Matthew 1:1). God promised Abraham that all of the world would be blessed through him and his descendants (Genesis 12:3). The promised Messiah would descend from him. God promised David that his throne would last forever (2 Samuel 7:16). The promised Messianic king would …

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