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Jun 04, 2017

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Passage: Ruth 1

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Living the Story: Ruth

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: bitterness, despair, faithfulness, hope, loneliness, relationships

Every great story needs a crisis. If there is no problem to overcome, there is not much of a story. In Ruth, one crisis leads to another as problems continue to mount. First, famine leads to displacement, displacement leads to death, death leads to abandonment and an absence of hope for the future. But like every great story, the seeds of redemption are evident early on, for those with eyes to see. And as is often the case, the seed of redemption here is in the form of a person, one who, through personal sacrifice, becomes the agent for God to accomplish a remarkable work of restoration in the lives of others.