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Chapter 1


The Lord's Day Morning

Ruth 1

“Some Graces Grow Best in Winter”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me, if you would, to the Book of Ruth. And we will look this morning at Naomi and Ruth. As our choir has just reminded us, there are times in our Christian lives when it is difficult to sing the Lord's...


Ruth 1 and 2

“When Life Tastes Bitter”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

This morning we're going to look together at the Book of Ruth, chapters 1 and 2. Let's read together just now the first chapter.

“In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. And a man from Bethlehem


Tonight we begin a new series looking at the message of the book of Ruth, so let me invite you please to take your own copy of holy Scripture, or if you don’t have your Bible with you to take a church Bible, and turn with me in it to the book of Ruth, chapter 1, page 222 in the Old Testament Scriptures. Page 222; Ruth chapter 1...


Now if you have your own copy of the holy Scriptures with you, take it and turn with me to the book of Ruth, or take one of our church Bibles and turn to page 222. Ruth chapter 1. We’re going to read from the first verse. Before we do that, would you bow your heads with me as we ask for God to help us understand and...

Chapter 2

Now if you would take your Bibles and turn to the book of Ruth, chapter 2; the book of Ruth chapter 2. Page 222 in the pew Bibles. Before we read it together, let’s pray.

Our Father, we praise You that over the chatter of social media and electronic noise, with more authority than pundits and politicians, there is the truth of God that...


Ruth 2

“Models of Love”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Let's open in prayer.

Our Father, we thank You for the certainty and the assurance of Your overruling providence in every aspect and every detail of our lives. And we pray this morning that we might be enabled to discern the signature of your providence at work just now. Help...

Chapter 3


Now take your own copies of God’s Word please or turn in one of the church Bibles to page 223 of our church Bibles, Ruth chapter 3; Ruth chapter 3. Before we read together, let’s bow our heads as we pray.

Open our eyes, O God, that we may see marvelous things out of Your law, for the glory of Your name, for the...


Ruth 3

Single Moabite Woman (Widow) Seeks Attractive Young Man: Marriage Desired

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. I'd invite you now to turn to the Book of Ruth (Ruth comes immediately after Judges — Joshua, Judges, Ruth), and turn with me to the third chapter of the Book of Ruth. And while you’re doing that, let me remind you of something...

Chapter 4


Ruth 4

The Perfect Marriage?

Dr. Derek Thomas

I am going through a series of sermons on marriage and the family, as you know. This one, I gave the title, “The Perfect Marriage?” There is a question mark in the title—do take note. I could have called it, I suppose, “How to Discover Mr. or Miss Right,” or I suppose, “How to...


Take your own copies of God’s Word please and turn with me to the book of Ruth, or if you’re using one of our church Bibles you’ll find that on page 224; Ruth chapter 4. We are going to be reading the first twelve verses of the chapter of Ruth chapter 4, page 224. Before we do read that, let’s bow our heads as we pray. Let’s pray...

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