Series The Gospel of Ruth

Traditionally, the Old Testament book of Ruth has been viewed as a love story. But in this series of 12 conversations with author Carolyn Custis James, Mart DeHaan and Elisa Morgan discover that this story of Naomi and Ruth and Boaz is not all about romance. It’s about God’s ability to make much of broken lives, and how he calls men and women to serve together to build His kingdom

Dates August 24 - September 8, 2020
# of Programs 12
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder and guest Carolyn Custis James
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Part 1 - 08/24/20

“The Gospel Of Ruth”

The Old Testament book of Ruth traditionally has been viewed as a beautiful love story. But is it really? Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Carolyn Custis James encourage you not to read the story as an American. Join them as they begin a study of the radical and surprising story of Ruth. It’s a game-changing discussion about “The Gospel of Ruth,” today on Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 08/25/20

Naomi’s Story

It’s been said that the best way to understand someone, is to walk a mile in their shoes. So today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Carolyn Custis James invite us to strap on the sandals of Naomi as we journey through the book of Ruth. In many ways, the book of Ruth is Naomi’s story. Listen today to Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 08/26/20

When Life Falls Apart

Where is God when life falls apart? It’s an honest question we all ask in times of suffering. Wednesday/Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Carolyn Custis James study how the Old Testament story of Ruth and Naomi answers the question, Where is God when bad things happen? Take a seat at the table, today for Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 08/27/20

God’s Loving Response In Naomi’s Trials

Scripture doesn’t sugarcoat suffering. The Bible is fearlessly honest when it shows us real-life responses to painful situations. Today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Carolyn Custis James study a biblical character’s candid reaction to her trials and God’s loving response to her pain. An encouraging study, today on Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 08/28/20

God Often Answers In Unexpected Ways

When we ask God honest questions, He sometimes answers us in unexpected ways. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James discuss how God answered the prayers of a hurting mother through the words of her daughter-in-law. We’re talking about “The Gospel of Ruth” today on Discover the Word!

Part 6 - 08/31/20

Loving God With All Your Heart

Sometimes loving God with all your heart . . . looks a lot like you’re “breaking the rules”! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James gather around the table to study the life of Ruth. Are there times when it seems like the letter of the law is in conflict with the spirit of the law? Join us today for Discover the Word!

Part 7 - 09/01/20

Discover The Spirit Of God’s Law

Many people view God’s law as a list of “dos and don’ts.” But the story of Ruth reveals a bigger perspective on God’s instructions. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James discuss what Ruth teaches us about the spirit of God’s law. Is there a difference between being good and being changed? Listen in today to Discover the Word!

Part 8 - 09/02/20

An Unexpected Answer To Prayer

In her season of pain, Naomi asked, “Where are you God? Why have you forsaken me?” And the way God answered was completely unexpected! Today on Discover the Word,  the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James see how Naomi heard from God, through her daughter-in-law Ruth. Don’t miss the encouraging discussion, today on Discover the Word!

Part 9 - 09/03/20

The Fullness Of God’s Love

You can’t give what you don’t think you have. So how do we offer God’s love to others, when we feel empty of it ourselves? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James discover how Naomi went from hollow emptiness to overflowing fullness! Our study in Ruth continues, today on Discover the Word!

Part 10 - 09/04/20

A Surprise Marriage Proposal

Traditionally, it’s the guy’s job to get down on one knee to ask for a woman’s hand in marriage. But today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James run into a surprising biblical scene with a woman proposing! And honestly, it looks a little, well, indiscrete. What’s that all about? Don’t miss the conversation today on Discover the Word!

Part 11 - 09/07/20

The Visible Fingerprints Of God

Sometimes it can feel like we serve an unseen God. Yet if we were to look closer, we’d find that God is nearer than we think! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James discover in the story of Naomi and Ruth the visible fingerprints of God. Listen today on Discover the Word!

Part 12 - 09/08/20

How Will You Respond To The Life God Gave You?

We’re not in control of the hand we’ve been dealt. But we do have a choice in how we play the cards we have! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Carolyn Custis James conclude a study in Ruth, with a biblical challenge. How does God want us to respond to the life He’s given us? Join us today for Discover the Word!

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