Redeeming Love: Ruth & Boaz

Ruth 1:1-5 “Long ago when judges ruled in Israel, Elimelech moved from Bethlehem to Moab because of a famine. He took with him his wife, Naomi, and his two sons. Soon afterward Elimelech died and left Naomi with her two sons. The sons married women from Moab. Their names were Orpah and Ruth. But later,…

Focus on Your Family

1 Peter 3:1-7 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward…

What is Right with America (Patriotic Celebration)

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people he chose for his inheritance.” Job 12:23 “He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.” Psalm 11:3 “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin…

How to be a Father of Faith

John 4:46-54 6 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son,…

Building Families that are Blessed by God

Psalm 127 Unless the Lord builds the house,     the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the guards stand watch in vain. 2 In vain you rise early     and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—     for he grants sleep to those he loves. 3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,…

Two Keys to the Blessings of God

Psalm 128 1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord,     who walk in obedience to him. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor;     blessings and prosperity will be yours. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine     within your house; your children will be like olive shoots     around your table. 4 Yes, this will be the…

Passing Our Faith to Our Family

Deuteronomy 6:1-8 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all…

Growing Better As You Grow Older

Luke 2:36-38 36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming…

A Mother That Really Impressed Jesus

Matthew 15:21-28 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him,…