There are no outcasts in the kingdom of God

Based on: Ruth 1:15-18

In our sermons this summer we have followed the family tree of Jesus Christ beginning with Adam and Eve, through Noah, Abraham, and the Children of Israel governed by Moses.  Today we move forward in time and find the Israelites living the land of Canaan just as God promised Abraham they would.  It is the time after entering the land of Canaan but before King Saul and King David ruled over them.  As long as they remained faithful to God, things would go marvelously well for them, but every time they started to slip away – when God’s Word and church attendance became less important – God would bring enemies to trouble them so they would turn back to God.  During this time period we see Ruth playing her part in the coming of the Savior.

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