Radio Series: “Ruth, God’s Love Story”

A story about how God loves His people, and welcomes newcomers into the family. From the book of Ruth, a two-part series. HOPE Episode 67 – Ruth, God’s Love Story […]
A story about how God loves His people, and welcomes newcomers into the family. From the book of Ruth, a two-part series.

HOPE Episode 67 – Ruth, God’s Love Story part 1

Originally aired September 11th/12th, 2010
Re-aired November 19th/20th, 2011

In our culture, it’s popular, and even expected, that we will classify things and make snap decisions as to whether we like something or not based upon the category it’s been assigned to. Let me give you some examples. Food that is bad for you … tastes great, right. Men like sports and women like … romantic comedies, right! Now I know these are silly stereotypes and not true in every instance, but they’re examples of very real assumptions we thoroughly modern people love to make. So if I tell you that today’s message is from the book of Ruth, you MUST fight the urge to tell yourself that you’re already married, or not planning to GET married, and therefore any love stories from the Bible aren’t going to interest you today. Except that Ruth isn’t a love story about a man and a woman. Ruth is a love story about how God loves His people, and welcomes newcomers into the family of His people. And if you’re one who has placed your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, then that means Ruth is a story about how God loves and welcomes … you. If you listen to today’s message with an open mind, you will hear things from the book of Ruth that you didn’t notice there before, and you will be blessed by it.

Open your Bibles to the book of Ruth chapter 1 and let’s join Tom now for part one of God’s Love Story.

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  HOPE Episode 67 Ruth, God's Love Story part 1 (12.8 MiB, 312 hits)

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HOPE Episode 67 – Ruth, God’s Love Story part 1

Originally aired September 18th/19th, 2010
Re-aired November 26th/27th, 2011

Today we have the second in a two-part series of messages on the book of Ruth. While it’s true that Ruth is a love story, it’s also a picture. A picture of Jesus, and of yourself. A picture that shows God’s great love and redemption. Scripture doesn’t waste words, though. There is a powerful meaning here. When you see how the redeemer in this story treats the one being redeemed, and the lengths he goes through to be wed to her, and ultimately, what he’s willing to sacrifice for her, you SHOULD see just how much you matter to the Lord Jesus Christ. He went through the worst for us, so we could have the best from Him, and He redeems us selflessly, and favors us eternally.

Open your Bibles to the book of Ruth chapter 3 and let’s join Tom now for part two of God’s Love Story.

Download the MP3 audio file here.

  HOPE Episode 68 Ruth, God's Love Story part 2 (12.8 MiB, 299 hits)

Or, listen online here.