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Lake Region Bible Church

TRUSTING OUR SOVEREIGN LORD: in the Fullness and Emptiness of Life (Message #1/4 * Ruth 1) 10-11-2015

1. Our Glorious-Sovereign LORD
He reigns over this wicked world: and through the tragedies of life

He is our faithful, covenant-keeping God: who shows loving-kindness (hesed) to His children & is bringing salvation to all peoples


2. Some Biblical Principles of Faith
Trust the LORD in the fullness & emptiness of life: like & unlike Naomi

Be surrendered, servant-hearted, & courageous: like Ruth the Moabite


3. Some Key Contrasts & Themes
in Ruth & Judges: faithfulness in an age of wickedness

with Ruth & Orpah: an extraordinary faith highlighted amidst an understandable choice

the Return of an Israelite & a Moabite: God’s faithfulness to His chosen ones & His inclusive love for all peoples

Fullness/Emptiness – Famine/Harvest: the LORD is sovereign/faithful thru it all

 

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