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Ruth’s remarkable step of faith and trust

Faith in God can take you to unexpected places. For Ruth, it meant moving to a foreign land, with no prospect of finding a husband or starting a family.

God’s involvement in both good times, and bad

When an earthquake devastates a nation, or a tornado uproots a city, we often wonder why God allows such destruction to take place. Are you trying to make sense of a difficult circumstance?

Looking at Naomi’s life to find insight into dealing with tragedy

When hard times come, and we begin to lose heart, we don’t always see God’s hand. In fact, we can begin to doubt He knows what we’re going through!

God’s plan can emerge, even out of our lowest points of disappointment

When life has dealt blow after difficult blow, sometimes we wonder if God has deserted us. That’s where we find the Old Testament character, Naomi, when we pick up our study in the book of Ruth.

Finding hope that God can work mightily, even in the difficult seasons

When the storms of life rage around you, and there’s no end in sight, how do you hold on to hope? Enjoy Naomi's plight portrayed in a special dramatization.

God’s good intentions can easily be misinterpreted when times are tough

When life doesn’t turn out the way we expect, we can grow discouraged and disillusioned, and sometimes, there’s no relief or hope in sight.

Bringing a colorful moment to life from the book of Ruth

When we read a familiar passage of Scripture, sometimes we miss important details because we’ve heard it so many times before. You’re invited to spend time with us, as we re-engage in the book of Ruth.

Important disciplines for understanding God’s Word

The Bible contains a variety of literary devices such as poetry, history and personal letters. And we can sometimes misinterpret what we’re reading, if we don’t pay careful attention to the context.

Underlying reasons why Ruth chose to join Naomi in a foreign land

It’s not easy leaving the familiar, and stepping into the unknown! Perhaps you’ve been called to step out in faith in your own life.

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.

How God can take our past and redeem it for His glory

Let's celebrate God’s redemptive power, as we study the book of Ruth together, and highlight Ruth’s integrity, her faith, and her place in the genealogy of Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

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.