This Sunday, July 16: The Rise and Fall of the Kingdom Part 1
This summer we are taking an extended look at the journey of God’s people as recorded in some of the key books of the Old Testament. We believe that the whole story of God and his people ultimately points to and finds its fulfilment in the person of Jesus Christ. The better we know this story the better we’ll know Jesus’ story and the better we’ll understand our own story as followers of Jesus. We continue our journey this week with the book of Ruth.
The book of Ruth
“An Israelite family faces tragic loss, and God uses the faithfulness of a non-Israelite woman to bring restoration into the family of David. The author of Ruth has gone to great care to honor Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz through the development of their characters in the story. They are character studies of how God works in mundane, everyday events in the lives of his people, and what human covenant faithfulness looks like in return.”
(The Bible Project. 2017.https://thebibleproject.com/explore/ruth/)