For the winter months we've chosen a series that will feature vignettes (or sketches) from several Old Testament books including Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges and the entire book of Ruth.
In these early books of the Bible we are introduced to God's plan to bless all the peoples of earth through his chosen people, Israel. We'll encounter his faithfulness, patience, supremacy and determination, if necessary, to discipline rebel humans, including his own children. In the midst of one of the darkest periods of the Old Testament (the judges) when everyone did as they saw fit, there emerges a wonderfully bright exception called Ruth. Her story reveals that even against tremendous cultural and peer pressure to do one's own thing, there was a woman who behaved counter-culturally in loving God and others.
On Sunday, March 9th Terry Wiebe will be teaching from the book of Ruth, chapter 2. In Act II of this story, Ruth makes a small but significant decision which opens the floodgates of blessing into her life. Who'd a thunk? Makes one wonder if somthing like this still happens today. It's encouraging to know the God of the universe notices our needs and works, sometimes in ways that are both exceptional and below the radar.
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, sharing in communion, all followed by fellowship over “coffee & sweets”.