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An unconventional marriage proposal and how God works in unexpected ways

Some of the messages in the Bible seem counter-intuitive to us in the twenty-first century, but God’s prescription always works!

Look at an Old Testament marriage proposal with a twist!

He gets down on one knee, she says yes, and they live happily ever after. While every proposal is unique, they typically follow a common pattern.

Find powerful lessons for today, as we continue an in-depth look at the life of Ruth

Character greatly influences the choices we make. And when faced with the option to do the right thing, or go another way, integrity makes all the difference!

Discover why it’s important to understand the culture in which a Bible passage is written

It’s important to understand the culture in which a Bible passage is written, so we can accurately interpret, and apply, that passage to our lives today. Let's study the historical context of Ruth chapter three, to understand a risky choice Ruth made.

Examine one passage in Ruth chapter three, and discover that things aren’t always as they seem

There are passages in the Bible that appear pretty risqué at first glance. When we understand the culture, we find that things aren’t always as they seem!

Is it ever right to do something wrong?

Is it ever right to do something wrong—with good motives and for a good end result? Let's tackle the difficult question: Do the ends justify the means?

Finding the balance between waiting patiently on the Lord, and taking action

Every follower of God knows the tug-of-war between waiting patiently on Him, and taking action. Let's discuss this sensitive balance as we study the book of Ruth, and learn practical tools for our life.

How we can share God’s loving-kindness with those around us

If you’ve received help from a friend or family member, you know the impact kindness can have on life. Let's reflect on the ways God shows loving-kindness to those who follow Him.

A helpful lesson on respect in our relationships

How you treat people says a great deal about your character, and your relationship with God. Let's look at the interactions between Boaz, his employees, and Ruth.

Reflect on the patience and determination of Ruth and find practical application for your life

When someone you love has a need, you don’t sit passively by. Instead, you jump into action, determined to meet their need head on!

An insightful look into the character of Ruth

When we think of the word “patience,” we often picture someone who passively sits by waiting for something or someone. But when we look at the life of Ruth, we find that patience is active!

The dramatic moment when Boaz and Ruth met

Experience an in-depth conversation about the book of Ruth. It’s a timely reminder about treating others with kindness and generosity.

A closer look at the interactions Boaz had with those who worked for him

The service industry is often a thankless job. Whether you’re waiting in line at McDonald’s, or you’re calling a customer service line to report an issue, how you treat those who provide services for you reveals character.

Gain a new perspective on your life as we study the book of Ruth

When you’re in the thick of the struggle, it’s not easy to anticipate a positive outcome. But in retrospect, often we can see where God took a seemingly bad situation, and turned it into something good.

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.