God of the Ordinary

added September 1, 2002
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id 10801
type Series
 
scripture Ruth 1, Ruth 2, Ruth 3, Ruth 4
topics Love of God, Loving Others, Suffering
 
God of the Ordinary
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The book of Ruth must surely be one of the loveliest short stories ever written. Its four chapters contain a tale of purity, faithfulness, innocence, loyalty, duty and love, yet it is set in dark times. The concluding verse of the book of Judges, which comes immediately before Ruth in the Bible, tells us that, "In those days Israel had no King; everyone did as he saw fit." One commentator says, "The book of Judges teems with violent invasions, apostate religion, unchecked lawlessness, and tribal civil war."

It is against this backdrop of strife and chaos that this story unfolds. Ordinary people in Bethlehem facing the everyday events of life; marriage, moving home, bereavement, family relationships... In all of this we are reminded that no matter how dark or dramatic the events of life appear to be, God still has His people and is still working out His purposes. It is in the humdrum and routine events of life that we discover God at work. If you have ever wondered if God really knows who or where you are or whether He could possibly be interested in you, you will find this series of studies to be particularly useful. Join Alistair Begg as he encourages us to look for God in the everyday ordinariness of our lives.

Other messages In This Series
Message Scripture ID Options
In All Things God Works Ruth 3:1-5 2254
Ruth Has A Baby Ruth 4:13 2269
So Boaz Took Ruth Ruth 4:1 2263
Ruth Proposes To Boaz Ruth 3:7 2256
Favor To The Humble Ruth 2:4 2241
Grace and Favor Ruth 2:1 2239
God Of the Ordinary Ruth 1:19 2237
Can This Be Naomi? Ruth 1:1 2235
Family Ties Ruth 2:14 2243
The Mystery Of History Ruth 4:17 2270
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