Set in the dark and lawless days of the judges, the book of Ruth is a reminder that God is at work in the worst of times. God is sovereign over every event in our lives. Even in tragedy he is lovingly working all things together for our good and his glory. But Ruth’s story also reminds us that God is sovereign over the big sweep of history as well. A story which starts with tragedy, death and bitterness ends with love, life and future hope. And this is why Ruth is good news for us today. Her story leads us to Jesus’s story. As we see God’s kindness to Ruth we also see his kindness to us in Christ. Ruth points us to the love, life and future hope that is available to everyone who trusts in Jesus.
|22nd September||The Prodigal Widow||Ruth 1: 1 – 7|
|29th September||Covenant Love||Ruth 1: 8 – 18|
|6th October||Better or Bitter?||Ruth 1: 19 – 22|
|20th October||Kindness to the Outsider||Ruth 2: 1 – 23|
|27th October||Faith in action||Ruth 3: 1 – 18|
|24th November||Costly Redemption||Ruth 4: 1 – 12|
|1st December||The Royal Redeemer||Ruth 4: 13 – 22|