Timeline of Truth: Boaz Redeems Ruth (Ruth 4:7-11a)

November 20th, 2019 by admin

In keeping his promise to Ruth, when the closest relative cannot redeem her, Boaz fulfills his duty as the closest relative redeems Ruth. Why was this done this way? How is this reflected in Christ’s actions towards us?

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What to Know and Learn from the Betrayer of Jesus #2 (Acts 1:16-26+)

November 20th, 2019 by admin

We continue to look at what God records in His Word about Judas Iscariot. In this study, we review the timeline of betrayal, showing the real character of Judas (a thief and a devil) and his collaborators (the religious leaders). We also highlight the fact that Judas was directly influenced by Satan himself. What questions should we ask ourselves from these truths, and how can we know we are not like him?

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Timeline of Truth: Boaz Goes to the Gate to Secure Ruth’s Future (Ruth 4:1-6)

November 11th, 2019 by admin

Boaz promptly keeps his promise to pursue a Biblical solution for Ruth. He gets to the city gate early to be able to meet the closer relative. He gathers the necessary witnesses and gets down to business. He truly works to bring the uncertain future of Ruth to a certain end. Like Boaz, when we know what God wants us to do, we need to do it promptly.

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What to Know and Learn from the Betrayer of Jesus #1 (Acts 1:16-26+)

November 11th, 2019 by admin

If all Scripture is inspired and profitable (and it is, 2 Tim 3:16), there are even things we can learn from the life of Judas Iscariot. God records details about Judas that require us to ask questions and search for Biblical answers to those questions. What truths can we learn studying Judas Iscariot?

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Timeline of Truth: Ruth Approaches Boaz as Naomi Instructed (Ruth 3:6-18)

November 3rd, 2019 by admin

Ruth acts on Naomi’s detailed instructions as to where, when, and how to approach Boaz regarding marriage. Boaz, surprised, replies with good, but complicated news. We review why Boaz may not have taken action on his own. We also review why this was appropriate to do, and why this was a righteous act toward a righteous man. God works through the godly guidance, initiative, and obedience of His people.

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Do We Have Apostles Today? 4 Reasons We Believe They Are Not Present Today

November 3rd, 2019 by admin

Whether we have apostles or not today is a rather big question. If apostles exist today, then we have men giving additional direction and revelation from God, and our Bible is not complete, and therefore not as relevant. In this study, we present 4 reasons from Scripture why we believe we do not have apostles today.

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Timeline of Truth: Naomi Guides Ruth to Approach Boaz (Ruth 3:1-5)

October 28th, 2019 by admin

Harvest season is over. Boaz had continued to provide for and protect Ruth. Boaz takes no further action as a potential kinsman-redeemer (and we give several suggestions as to why both Boaz and Naomi hesitate). We look at how Naomi takes action, directing Ruth to approach Boaz with a marriage proposal based upon his kinsman-redeemer relationship. We also discuss five key responsibilities of a kinsman-redeemer.

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What Are Apostles, and Do We Have Apostles Today? (Acts 1:12-26+)

October 28th, 2019 by admin

Because we have left the Book of Luke and are now in Acts, the position of Apostle becomes very important and very prevalent. We need to understand what apostles are, and whether or not they exist today. Answering the first question in the title, we look at 12 characteristics true of apostles as they are presented in the New Testament.

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Timeline of Truth: Ruth Returns from Gleaning, and Naomi Responds (Ruth 2:18-23)

October 21st, 2019 by admin

When Naomi sees the amount of grain Ruth brings home, she is amazed. When Ruth informs her who the owner of the field is that Ruth has been gleaning in, she is elated. Naomi instructs her 20-something daughter-in-law to follow the directions of Boaz for her protection and maximum provision, and possibly has other, longer-term ideas in mind. Naomi begins to see the work of God amid her sufferings as He acts through the loyal, loving efforts of Ruth.

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The Apostles Try to Obey Prophecy by Replacing Judas #2 – Good Idea? (Acts 1:12-26)

October 21st, 2019 by admin

Was Peter’s idea to replace Judas a good idea? In this lesson, we present 12 reasons why Peter was likely on the wrong side of Bible interpretation even though he would have done so with good intentions. Good intentions do not replace good Bible interpretation.

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