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Jun 25, 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Passage: Ruth 4

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Living the Story: Ruth

Category: Sunday Sermons

For all the previous planning and providence, the resolution of Naomi’s (and Ruth’s) emptiness rests on the skills, reputation, and generosity of Boaz. He not only had to have been willing to help, but he needed the knowledge and ability to do so. And of course, knowledge and ability would have amounted to little had he not exercised a sacrificial generosity that put his resources to work for the sake of redemption. These facets of skill, knowledge, and expertise, when mixed with a Christ-like generosity, are the building blocks of serving in a way that truly brings about transformation in lives and communities.