God’s Great Kindness

God’s Great Kindness

In days of danger and death, will God leave us empty and hopeless? At times of testing and tragedy, how will we respond to Him? From daily bread to the coming of God’s kingdom, the book of Ruth tells us a story of God’s great kindness. Each week we’ll be focusing on a different story within the story, seeing how God works in times of anxiety and chaos, and how we can live by faith.

June 12, 2022 | Luke Davydaitis

We start our series on the book of Ruth looking at the choices made by Elimelech at a hard time for God’s people. Luke set the scene for the story and reminded us that leaving God is never a good idea but that there is always a way home.

(The songs which followed this message when it was preached, which are not on the recording, are Runaway by Jess Ray, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Thomas Chisholm.)

If you are looking for Bible passages to read and use to help with repentance, try Deuteronomy 30:1-10, Psalm 51,  Psalm 103, Hosea 2:14-3:5, Luke 15, John 21:15-19. 

June 26, 2022 | Karis Cookman

As we continue our series in the book of Ruth, Karis helps us think of God’s kindness; how we can see it in our own lives, and how we should respond to it so that others can be blessed by it.

July 3, 2022 | Dan Hudson

Dan continues our series on Ruth by taking a closer look at the kindness of God in adversity and tragedy in Naomi’s bittersweet life.

July 10, 2022 | Luke Davydaitis

As we continue our series in the book of Ruth, Luke focuses on the place the story happens at the end of chapter 2. It’s a place where Ruth found grace, a place of community where God is known; we all need a place like that, and we can all be part of providing such a place for others.

July 17, 2022 | Chris Rawson

There is so much we can learn from Boaz about how to be men and women who faithfully follow and obey God. Through Boaz’s role as Ruth’s redeemer, we see what God himself is like and what he has done for each one of us.

July 24, 2022 | Raphael Mrode

Prayer is God’s idea! It shows us God’s kindness – His willingness to meet with us and listen to us. Here Raphael looks at the prayers spoken over Ruth and Boaz, and the answer God gave to them.