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An unconventional marriage proposal and how God works in unexpected ways Part 7

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

Loyal, selfless love and what it looks like in our own lives Part 8

Do you know someone who reflects a loyal love in his or her interactions with others? The biblical term "hesed," is a dynamic word for loyal, selfless love.

What it means to love others without using that love for your own gain Part 9

The love a parent has for his or her child is just one example of the sacrificial, loyal love known in the Bible as hesed.

When we study the biblical text in its cultural context we get a very different view Part 10

We’re tempted to look at the story of Ruth and Boaz through twenty-first-century eyes. And as a result, we see a story filled with romance.

A fascinating look at the unlikely love story in the book of Ruth Part 11

When you’re planning your wedding, the last thing you want is for your fiancé to have second thoughts! Join in another thought-provoking discussion.

Looking at the cost of integrity; is it worth the effort? Part 12

Choosing to follow God isn’t always easy. Sometimes there’s a price tag for doing the right thing.

Gain insight into what it means to love others, and to trust God Part 13

Just like those who lived in Old Testament times, we live in a fallen world. Study the book of Ruth for insight into what it means to love others, and to trust God in the twenty-first century.

A timely reminder on the importance of context in understanding Scripture Part 14

If we’re not careful, we can misconstrue passages of the Bible, and completely miss the lesson God wants to teach us!

Discover tools people use to help them make good decisions Part 15

When you’re faced with an ethical decision, how do you go about making the right choice? Don’t miss the helpful discussion.

Is there something you’re up against, and you need to know which path to take? Part 16

Are you facing a tough decision today? Character greatly influences the way we make decisions.

Look at Ruth’s life to see what courageous faith looks like when uncertainty stands in our way Part 17

Expressing our faith doesn’t mean we blindly follow God. Faith is exercising trust in Him when faced with the unknown.

Let’s take a fresh look at Ruth chapter three by examining the historical and cultural context Part 18

If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you’ve likely admired the customs that differ from our own.

The need for caution, so we don’t get wrapped up in assumptions that never materialize Part 19

We all have assumptions about God’s will for our lives. Perhaps you’re holding on to a promise from Scripture, anticipating circumstances to turn out a certain way.

Let’s take an honest look at the expectations we have of God Part 20

We all have assumptions about how God should work in a given situation. But so often God doesn’t work in the ways we expect! Don’t miss this helpful discussion.

Discover how God intervenes in our lives Part 21

Have you ever prayed for a miracle, and been disappointed with the outcome? Just because God doesn’t respond in the way we think He should, doesn’t mean He isn’t at work!