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Ruth 4 Commentary Summary Sermon

Ruth 4 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 4 commentary… Ruth 4 Commentary: Verses 1 – 2 4:1 ¶ Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; So, this is the guy who is more closely related to Naomi and Ruth. unto whom he said, […]

Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon

Ruth 3 Commentary

Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. Story of Ruth First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. We studied the first two chapters already. And in those chapters we […]

Ruth 2 Commentary Sermon Bible Study Summary

Ruth 2 Commentary

We continue in our Ruth 2 commentary… Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 1 2:1 ¶ And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. Alright, so with 2:1 we have the end of the introductory material. Now we get to the action. But […]

Ruth 1 Commentary

Ruth 1 Commentary

Ruth 1 Commentary: Hope for Bethlehem. Anticipation of a king. These two issues are addressed in the book of Ruth. So, let’s start reading Ruth 1:1. Ruth 1 Commentary: Verses 1 and 2 KJV Ruth 1:1 ¶ Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. […]

Book of Judges Summary

Book of Judges Summary: Leads to the Book of Ruth As we prepare to study the biblical book of Ruth, let’s first make an attempt at a book of Judges summary. As we arrive at such a summary, I think what we encounter in the book of Ruth will be all the more encouraging. Book of Judges Summary: Moses, […]

Welcome to New Sodom

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 19. We’ll be finishing the book of Judges today. We’re going to see the climax of Israel’s Canaanization in this lesson. And it’s not pretty. Verse 1 of Judges 19. KJV Judges 19:1 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, No […]

Micah and the Danites

Micah and the Danites

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 17. The 17th chapter and our second to last lesson in the book of Judges. Judges 17:1-5 We’ve made it to the conclusion of the book. We’ve seen the progressive Canaanization of Israel throughout the first 16 chapters of this book. And we see more of this process in […]

Samson: in Life and Death

Open your Bible to the 14th chapter of the book of Judges. Judges, chapter 14. This is our 11th lesson in this book. And this week we’re going to be continuing – and actually finishing! – what we started last week. Last week we talked about three minor judges and then the parents of our […]

God’s perspective on his people’s disobedience

Open to the 1st chapter of the book of Judges. Judges, chapter 1. We’re actually going to be studying Judges 2:6 – 3:6. But we’ll start in verse 1 of chapter 1. The book of Judges opens on this note – “Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of […]

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