Healing in Ruth

Scripture: Ruth Title: Healing Structure: Introduction Ruth 1 Ruth 2 Ruth 3 Ruth 4 Conclusion Introduction: Aristotle is quoted as saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” –         The idea here is of synergy or working together –         Said another way, the interaction or cooperation of two or more parts produce…

Marriage

Scripture: Genesis 24:28-61 Title: Marriage – Part 1 Structure: Introduction Marriage is an act of God, serving His purpose Marriage is an act of hesed, providing security Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on the life & faith of Abraham –         Last week we heard about God’s fingerprints and how the Lord led Abraham’s…

With God

Scripture: Genesis 21:22-34 Title: With God Structure: Introduction God is with Abraham Dispute resolution – grace & truth The everlasting God Conclusion Introduction: When I was a boy my Dad was digging in our vegetable garden at home and he unearthed a Maori adze – a greenstone axe head –         It was a very special…

Naomi & Ruth

Scripture: Ruth 1 & 3   Title: Naomi & Ruth   Structure: Introduction – unlikely friendship Ruth 1 – Naomi & Ruth’s hesed Ruth 3 – Ruth & Boaz’ hesed Conclusion   Introduction: On the wall here we have a picture of a bird nestled on the belly of a cat –         This is an…

YHWH

Scripture: Exodus 34:1-9   Title: YHWH   Structure: Introduction YHWH Moses Conclusion   Introduction: Today we continue our series on Moses in Exodus You may remember that God made a covenant with Israel – a sacred agreement in which they were committed in loyalty to Yahweh Sadly the people were quick to break this commitment…