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Look at the life of Naomi and find hope, even in our darkest hour

When you’re going through a difficult season, and you can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s tempting to retreat, and give in to despair.

Why it’s important to take care of those in need

Did you know that when you give to the poor, you’re actually giving to God? A thought-provoking discussion on the biblical mandate to care for the poor.

An engaging discussion about generosity

When you see someone on the street who’s obviously homeless, and without a meal for the day, what goes through your heart and mind? A convicting question, and one that deserves our attention.

Practical tools for developing a lifestyle of giving

The work that we do, and money we earn, serves a purpose in the kingdom of God. When God has given generously to us, it’s so we can be generous with others.

Discover the importance of cultivating a life of generosity

Do you know a family that’s struggling right now? So many have lost jobs in recent months. Perhaps you know someone who could use a helping hand. Let's take a practical look at giving.

Cultivating a spirit of generosity

Generosity isn’t relegated to how big your checking account has become. It isn’t what you have that makes the difference, it’s what other people don’t have, and you have an opportunity to help them.

Enjoy a fascinating discussion on God’s role in our lives

Does God dictate every step of our journey through life? Or do some things happen by chance? Let's take an in-depth look at the book of Ruth.

Discover how you can make outsiders feel truly welcome

Have you known the pain and loneliness of feeling like an outsider? Perhaps you tried a new church, or social group, and didn’t feel like you fit in.

If Jesus came to your home or church, would you welcome Him?

Whether they come from a different culture, political party, or religious belief system, it’s tough loving those who are different from us!

No matter what you’ve done, Jesus welcomes you with open arms

Reflect on the life of Jesus, and how He welcomed men and women who might normally have been rejected by people of faith.

Are you paralyzed with fear, trying to measure up?

To some, God is a taskmaster, keeping track of every mistake, setting standards no one can keep. Find that through grace, God accepts us just the way we are.

Unraveling an apparent contradiction

In our culture, it’s considered politically incorrect to exclude someone based on race or religious beliefs. How could the Israelites accept Ruth into their society, a Moabite, when the law specifically stated not to intermingle with other nations?

Get a fresh perspective on the Law from the book of Ruth

At first glance, the Old Testament law appears harsh and legalistic. When we get a correct view of the Law, and the intent and purpose behind it, we see it’s infused with grace and mercy.

Explore the difficulties that arise when different cultures collide

In the Great Commission, Jesus called His followers to preach the gospel to all nations. Sounds simple, right? God’s desire is for the church to come together despite all differences.

Welcoming those who are different

Are you actively showing God’s grace to men and women who may take you outside your comfort zone? Reflecting on the history of the church and emphasizing God’s desire for us to welcome those who are different.