We are starting a new sermon series: “A Heart of Generosity” There are many misunderstandings about giving. It is not just about giving in order to receive more back from God, it is about how God develops our hearts to be more like His. He gave His Son—truly a selfless gift and the most difficult gift anyone could give—because of… Continue reading A Heart of Generosity | It’s a Heart Issue
Trinity Bible College and Graduate School is remarkably well positioned to offer the highest levels of education and training to today’s students. The College operates from a sound financial base, boasts best practice in governance, and has a lovely campus with some brand new construction. More importantly, we remain unashamedly committed to the mission that was the reason for the… Continue reading Stand | Guest Dr. Paul Alexander from Trinity Bible College
Sometimes God uses the small parts of our lives to bring about a larger purpose for His Kingdom. From when the Isrealites were in the desert, to Ruth’s place in the bloodline to Christ, to your own story, God is intentional and purposeful.
Ruth 1:16-17 shows Ruth talking to Naomi about how she will be with her wherever she goes, worship her God, and die with her. There is a serious bond created between the two, and they continue their journey hand-in-hand. How can we learn from Ruth and Naomi when we apply that to our relationship with God?
We were so fortunate to have guests from Israel, Rabbi Yehudah and Hadass Glick. You can give to Amitism (the program the Glicks have to help orphans and widows) by heading to htcfamily.org/give-online, choose your campus, give to “Kingdom Builders: with “Amitism” in the memo.)
Names are significant and mean something to the person they are bonded with. It can be prophetic, or in the past, they were changed when the character of the individual changed. Let see where this comes to play in Ruth.
In the Bible prayer is linked to birthing. When reading Romans, we see it used for several things; all creation groaning like childbirth, in labor waiting for Jesus to return, and the Holy Spirit helps us during these times. While reading Ruth we pair what birthing is like to the situation in the story.
Vav is a Hebrew letter that connects two words or ideas. It is used to create bonds and affect from one thing to another. We can see the influence of this letter in the book of Ruth and how the use of it confirmed a sense of restoration.
Selah shows up in the Bible several times. It is usually put in a place where the reader is told to stop and think about what was written. For these Sunday services, we will be focusing on meditating on God’s goodness while we pray and worship. This year’s theme “Stand” will be the focus of this service.