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The Voice of God vs. the “Big Bang”

Was there a “big bang” or did God speak the world into existence? Look what some people HEARD when God SPOKE AUDIBLY from heaven: John 12:28-29 (28) Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. (29)...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #10 (Ruth 4:13-22)

The incredible love story in the book of Ruth does not end with the purchase of Boaz so that Ruth can be his bride.  Think about this – the incredible love story in the New Testament does not end with the purchase that Jesus Christ made so that He can...

My Mother’s Bible

by George P. Morris (1802–1864) This book is all that’s left me now, Tears will unbidden start— With faltering lip and throbbing brow I press it to my heart. For many generations past, Here is our family tree; My mother’s hand this Bible clasped; She, dying, gave it me. Ah!...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #9 (4:1-12)

Everything is “set up” now as we embark on Ruth 4.  Ruth is WILLING to become Boaz’s wife, Boaz is WILLING to make the purchase for her to be his wife, and Naomi is in the background anxiously anticipating the continuation of her genealogical line.  Christian, are you, like Ruth,...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #8 (3:1-18)

In Ruth 2 we looked at Ruth’s REWARD, Ruth 3 covers Ruth’s REST.  Aren’t you glad that spiritual REST is available today through the Lord Jesus Christ (cf. Matthew 11:28-30)!  Remember that Boaz is a type or picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, Ruth pictures the predominantly Gentile bride of...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #7 (Ruth 2:14-23)

So far, we have seen Boaz as a type of Jesus Christ, Ruth as a type of the church of Jesus Christ, and Naomi a type of Israel.  While Ruth is a historical book, it also provides us with a glimpse into the future. I. PROVISION (v. 14-15) Notice how...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #6 (2:11-13)

I. RUTH’S REPUTATION (v. 11) Boaz KNEW about Ruth.  Have you considered that people who watch you KNOW about you!  Your WORK ETHIC speaks volumes about your character.  Ruth had an outstanding reputation because of her work ethic and Boaz took notice.  Does your work ethic make the Lord take...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #5 (2:2-10)

In Ruth 2:2-8, Boaz and Ruth meet for the first time.  Keeping in line with the spiritual pictures, what a day it will be when we meet Jesus Christ face to face for the first time! Since Ruth is a picture of the church and Boaz is a picture of...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #4 (2:1)

Keep in mind… Boaz is a PICTURE of Jesus Christ as he is a wealthy Jewish kinsman of Naomi’s Ruth is a PICTURE of the church of Jesus Christ (His BRIDE) – a poor, Gentile widow I. HIS RELATION (“Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s”) Boaz – see 1...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #3 (1:19-22)

Naomi and Ruth RETURN to Bethlehem.  So much has transpired since Naomi left Bethlehem.  She left with a husband and two sons.  She returned with no husband, no sons, and one daughter-in-law. I. BITTERNESS (v. 19-20) Naomi  is UNRECOGNIZABLE!  The years had not been kind to Naomi Application: Sin affects...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #2 (1.1-18)

During this present time of distress in our world, may this study be a comfort to you as there is no GREATER COMFORT than the words of Almighty God (cf. Isaiah 40:1)! I. TRIALS (v. 1-2) “there was a famine in the land” (v. 1) – this is the 4th...

Studies in the Book of Ruth #1 (Introduction and 1:1)

Ruth is the 8th book in the Old Testament.  The books of the Bible are arranged BY GOD in a SPECIFIC ORDER to show us what HAS HAPPENED (past/history) and what WILL HAPPEN (future/prophecy). Genesis – the book of BEGINNINGS (beginning of time, earth, man, nations, etc.) Exodus – the...

The Members

by Linda B. Dallis Jane went to church Sunday morning She thought the service was great She was five minutes early Two people came in late. Mary was dressed so neatly Jennifer’s hair was a mess David’s shirt needed pressing Jane liked Juanita’s dress Yes, Jane went to church Sunday...

The Young Christian

by Margaret Mauro (age 22) I cannot give it up, The little world I know— The innocent delights of youth, The things I cherish so! ‘Tis true, I love my Lord And long to do His will; But O, I may enjoy the world And be a Christian still! I...

The Sixty-Six Books

Sixty-six singers, singing sweet and true, And setting all the world to singing, too. Sixty-six soldiers, vigorous and strong, Valiantly attacking, cruelty and wrong. Sixty-six judges, learned in the law, Uttering decisions, free from fear and flaw. Sixty-six artists—wondrously they paint Kings and sages, common folk, angel, devil, saint. Sixty-six...

Baptist Distinctives

B (Biblical Authority): God’s Word is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. As the inspired, inerrant, and preserved Word of God, it bears the absolute authority of God Himself. No human opinion or church decree can usurp the teachings of Scripture. Whatever the Bible dictates, we,...