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Looking at Naomi’s life to find insight into dealing with tragedy Part 25

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 Part 26

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 Part 27

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 Part 28

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 Part 29

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 Part 30

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 Part 31

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 Part 32

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 Part 1

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 Part 2

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 Part 3

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 Part 4

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 Part 5

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 Part 6

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.

Discover more about Ruth, and her life of strength and character Part 7

The details in the Bible are there for a reason! Learn more about the Old Testament character named Ruth.