A Return to Bethlehem (Ruth 1:6-22)

A Return to Bethlehem (Ruth 1:6-22)

Main idea: The same God who brings bitter providences into the lives of his people is faithful also to providentially bring his embittered people back to himself.

Outline:

  1. A faithful God (Ruth 1:6, 10, 14, 16-17, 19, 22)
  2. An embittered widow (Ruth 1:13, 18, 20-21)
  3. An incomplete return (Ruth 1:8-9, 11-13, 15)

Secondary sources cited:

  • David Atkinson, The Wings of Refuge: The Message of Ruth, BST (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1983).
  • K. Lawson Younger Jr., Judges and Ruth, NIVAC (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002).
  • Iain M. Duguid, Esther and Ruth, REC (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2005).

Order of Service (Jan 21, 2024)