Ruth and the Redeemer

A five-week series leading up to Christmas 2013, from the book of Ruth. What does Ruth have to do with the birth of Our Savior? Quite a bit, actually. Follow along with us and find out!

The Relative Redeemer | Ruth 4:17-22
December 22, 2013 | Pastor Mike

What does the life of Ruth have to do with Christmas? Quite a bit, actually. And the key is in the genealogy.

An Unexpected Victory | Ruth 4:1-16
December 8, 2013 | Pastor Mike

Why does God make us suffer? If God is loving and is really in control, if he really has a plan, then why does he make us go through periods of emptiness? Naomi must have asked this question. And the Bible gives us an answer. 

The Baby at the End of This Book | Ruth 3:1-18
December 1, 2013 | Pastor Mike

Naomi prayed for Ruth's provision. Then she played a role in it. And we see that all along Naomi's plan... was actually God's plan. [There is no audio available for this message. Our apologies.]

God Behind the Scenes | Ruth 2:1-23
November 24, 2013 | Pastor Mike

Ruth and Naomi have arrived in Bethlehem, and Ruth takes charge. Ruth's luck changes drastically over the course of a single day... but a clue in the Bible tells us that her luck wasn't really "luck" at all. Neither is ours.

A Step of Faith | Ruth 1:1-22
November 17, 2013 | Pastor Mike

A young woman is basically homeless, left without her husband. She is far away from home—and getting farther. And yet she decides to follow her mother-in-law to a small, insignificant town called Bethlehem. Why?