Beginning on December 1, we will begin a new sermon series for the Advent season on the book of Ruth. This little book is one of the greatest short stories ever penned. Sinclair Ferguson says:
The book of Ruth records experiences of joy and sorrow. It tells a story of home life, romance and marriage, of unexpected conversion and radical consecration. The book of Ruth is multum in parvo (much in little) – a little book containing far more about God than its size would suggest. Here we will find many lessons about his grace and providence.
In addition to these lessons, this little story is part of a bigger story, namely the story of the coming Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Matthew explains how Ruth, this seemingly insignificant Moabite, appears in the very genealogy of our Savior. This larger story shows us the great love of God, His meticulous providence, and His gracious plan of salvation for sinners like us.
For all of these reasons and more, we are eager to dive into this narrative. We are also excited to have four different preachers during this study, and then have Brian Davis preaching on the 29th.
Redeemer: An Advent Study in Ruth
December 1: Ruth Chapter 1 (Tony)
December 8: Ruth Chapter 2 (Duce)
December 15: Ruth Chapter 3 (Nate)
December 22: Ruth Chapter 4 (Matt)
December 24: Christmas Eve Service
December 29: Special Sermon (Brian Davis, future church planter to Philly)
Remember also on December 7: Christ, Hip-Hop and Hymns Concert