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December
15 2017
Service

Ruth: 1:16-21; The reproach of Christ. The doctrine of bitterness.

Title: Ruth: 1:16-21; The reproach of Christ. The doctrine of bittereness.     Love overcomes bitterness. Ruth's love for the Lord of Israel and Naomi allows her to see what Naomi cannot.   Rut 1:16 But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from...
December
13 2017
Service

Ruth: Historical background, 1:1-21; tragedy, and death overcome by love.

Title: Ruth: Historical background, 1:1-21; tragedy, and death overcome by love.     We continue in our introduction.   The two, Jew and Gentile (Boaz and Ruth), became one flesh....
December
10 2017
Service

Ruth: Introduction, part 3; the spirit of Ruth's great-grandson David.

Title: Ruth: Introduction, part 3; the spirit of Ruth's great-grandson David.   As the contents of the book of Ruth leads to the threshold of David's birth and his history, the spirit of the book also leads to David's spirit, as in the Psalms.   Just to get a flavor...
December
08 2017
Service

Ruth: Introduction, part 2; the spirit of Ruth's great-grandson David.

Title: Ruth: Introduction, part 2; the spirit of Ruth's great-grandson David.   The book of Ruth ends with a wonderful surprise, the genealogy of Christ.     Rut 4:18 Now these are the generations of Perez: to Perez was born...
December
07 2017
Service

Ruth: Introduction.

Title: Ruth: Introduction.   Ruth can be viewed as a third appendix to Judges.   The book of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges.   Rut 1:1 Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the...
December
06 2017
Service

Judges 20. The second appendix: The Benjamite War; Final battle - compassion is better than anger.

Title: Judges 20. The second appendix: The Benjamite War; Final battle - compassion is better than anger.     Jdg 20:26 Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the...
December
05 2017
Service

Judges 20. The second appendix: The Benjamite War; Coming to know Christ fully through complete devotion.

Title: Judges 20. The second appendix: The Benjamite War; Coming to know Christ fully through complete devotion.     In the world, the battle is won and then the reward is given. In Christianity, the reward is the battle and the victory in it.   If the reward or...
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