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May 13 no recorded sermon outline…Enjoyed the Foresters

May 6 recorded sermon outline:

Bitter Or Better

Text: Ruth 1:19-22

I.  The Biblical Definition Of Bitterness

Bitterness is resentful cynicism that results in an intense antagonism or hostility and coldness toward others.

 II.  Identifying The Characteristics (Fruits) Of Bitterness

  • This Person Internalizes The Hurt
  • This Person Focuses On The Negative (Pessimist)
  • This Person Is Defensive And Cynical
  • This Person Is Critical And Judgmental Of Others
  • This Person Has Uncontrolled Outbursts Of Anger
  • This Person Is Impatient And Argumentative
  • This Person Is Overly Dramatic And Emotional
  • This Person Has Few Close Friends
  • This Person Holds Grudges And Is Resentful
  • This Person Is Easily Offended
  • They Enjoy Other Peoples Misery
  • They Have Very Little Positive To Give Out
  • They Tend To Stay In Their Comfort Zone

Here is a little rhyme:

As a rule, man’s a fool

When it’s hot, he wants it cool.

And when it’s cool, he wants it hot,

Always wanting what is not.

III.  Discovering The Root Of Bitterness

IV.  Bitterness: Blaming God For Our Trials (troubles)                        Ruth 1:19-22

Challenges:

Are you letting your trials and tests?

  1. Direct you
  2. Redirect you
  3. Inspect you
  4. Correct you
  5. Protect you
  6. Perfect you

Are you becoming better or bitter?

Other relevant verses to study: Jn 10:10; Eph 4:31; Ps 139:24; Phil 4:11; Heb 11:25; 1 Jn 3:9; 1 Pet 5:8; Gal 5:15; Heb 12:6-11

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April 29 recorded sermon outline:

Hiding Our Sin

Text: Ruth 1:6-18

I.  Deception: Trying to hide our sin

  • The Testimony Of Naomi (Ruth 1:6-10)
  1. Naomi’s motive was wrong for going home
  2. Naomi did not want her daughter-in-laws to go
  • The Testimony Of Orpah (Ruth 1:11-14)
  • The Testimony Of Ruth (Ruth 1:15-16)

II.  Challenges:

  • What type of a testimony do I have?
  • Am I a stepping stone or stumbling block?
  • Am I covering or uncovering my sin?

Secret sin is a touchy subject to write about, but one I feel needs to be addressed within the Body of Christ.  One of the greatest lies of the enemy is that we can do things in secret; that we can hide our sin and it will never be found out.  This is not true, but a lie of the enemy.

Numbers 32:23

“But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against

the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.”

God’s word tells us that everything that is done in secret or in the darkness will see the full light of day.  We are to guard our minds and our flesh. We are to ask ourselves before committing a questionable act, “Am I willing for my friends and family to find out what I am thinking of doing”?

Luke 8:17

“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed,

and nothing concealed that will not be known or

brought out into the open.

No person ever sins successfully, and God will not let a Christian find satisfaction in sin.

Other relevant verses to study: Rom 7:7; Prov 28:13; Luk 15:17; Is 55:7; Num 10:29; Ps 66:18; Mk 9:42; Matt 19:19

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April 22 recorded sermon outline:

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

Text: Ruth 1:1-5

I.  Unbelief: Trying to run away from our problems (Ruth 1:1-5)

  • The Time: The period of the Judges (Jud. 21:25)
  • The Place: Bethlehem (House of bread)
  • The Decision: Move to Moab
  1. Elimelech walked by sight not by faith

When we face trouble in our lives we can do one of three things:

  1. Endure it
  2. Escape it
  3. Enlist it

You can’t run away from your problems.  So how do you walk by faith? (Heb. 10:38, 1 Cor. 3:18-20)

  • You claim the promises in God’s Word
  • You submit yourself to God’s will and Word
  • You obey God’s Word no matter what you see, feel, think, or what may happen, you leave all the consequences to God
  1. Elimelech majored on the physical not the spiritual
  2. Elimelech honored the enemy and not the Lord

II.  The Consequences Of Making Wrong Choices

  • Mahlon married Ruth
  • Chilion married Orphrah

Challenges

Do I incorporate God in all of my decisions?

How do I handle my problems: Endure them, escape them, or enlist them?

What type of problems causes me to escape or endure instead of enlist?

Am I making decisions by faith or by sight?

Am I relying on worldly wisdom or God’s wisdom?

Other relevant verses to study: Job 9:4; Ps 33:11; Jam 1:2-4; Ps 55:6; Jam 3:13-18; Ex 34:6-7; 2 Tim 5:8; Ps 37:25; Deut 23:3; Prov 4:23

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April 15 no church service…snow day

April 8 recorded sermon outline:

Introduction to the Book of Ruth

I.  Outline Of The Book Of Ruth

  • Ruth’s Resolve (Chapter 1)
  • Ruth’s Rights (Chapter 2)
  • Ruth’s Request (Chapter 3)
  • Ruth’s Reward (Chapter 4)

II.  Background Setting Of The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is a love story set to the back drop of the time of the Judges a dark time in Israel’s history, it could be compared to the culture that we live in today.  It was a time marked by apostasy, immorality, idolatry, violence, war, and anarchy. 

  • The Name Ruth Means Friendship
  • The Name Boaz Means Lord of Strength

10 Key building blocks to friendships

  1. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Frequency (Heb. 10:25)
  2. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Authenticity (1 Jn. 1:7)
  3. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Spiritual and Physical Maturity  (Heb. 10:24)
  4. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Courtesy (1 Pet. 2:17)
  5. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Sympathy (1 Cor. 12:26)
  6. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Humility (1 Pet. 5:5)
  7. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Honesty (Eph. 4:15)
  8. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Mercy (Col. 3:13)
  9. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Confidentiality (Pr. 11:13)
  10. FRIENDSHIP IS BUILT ON – Unity of Purpose (1 Cor. 1:10)
  • Author: Unknown (Possibly King David or Samuel)
  • Date Of Writing 1011 – 931 B.C. ( 2:8-12)
  • The Theme: Redemption
  • The Purpose Of The Writing
    • Ruth teaches that the door of salvation was open to Gentiles
    • Ruth teaches that genuine love at times may require uncompromising sacrifice.
    • Regardless of our lot in life, we can live according to the principles and precepts of God.
    • Genuine love and kindness will be rewarded.  God abundantly blesses those who seek to live obedient lives.  Obedient living does not allow for “accidents” in God’s plan.  God extends mercy to the merciful.
  • The Importance Of The Book Of Ruth

The book was written from Naomi’s point of view. Every event related back to her: her husband’s and sons’ deaths, her daughters-in-law, her return to Bethlehem, her God, her relatives, Boaz, her land to sell, and her relatives.  This story views “God through the eyes of a woman.”

  • Key Word:  Kinsman Redeemer
  • The definition of a kinsman redeemer

The kinsman-redeemer is a male relative who, according to various laws of the Pentateuch, had the privilege or responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need.  The kinsman-redeemer was designated as one who delivers or rescues or redeems property or a person. 

  • The qualifications of a kinsman redeemer
  1. He must be a relative
  2. He must free
  3. He must be able to pay the price to redeem
  4. He must be willing to redeem
  • Key Verses: Ruth 1:16, 3:11
  • Key Chapter: Chapter 4

 III.  Christ In The Book Of Ruth (Acts 4:12)

Challenges:

Have I truly been redeemed?

Am I producing evidences of redemption?

Am I experiencing God’s hand of blessings?

Applications:

  • God is concerned about all people regardless of race, nationality, or status.
  • Men and women are both equally important to God.
  • There is no such thing as an unimportant person in God’s eyes.
  • God uses “little” things to accomplish great plans.
  • Love and loyalty goes a long way.
  • God always has a faithful remnant in every generation.

Other relevant verses to study: Mat 1:5; Rom 11:5; Rom 6:23; Rom 3:23; Rom 5:8; Rom 10:13; Tit 2:11; 2 Pet 3:9; 2 Cor 5:17; 1 John 5:13

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April 1 no recorded sermon outline – Easter Service