God’s Ordinary Ways

Mission Accomplished

Ruth 4:14: “Then the women said to Naomi, ‘Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!’” The fourth chapter of Ruth is the final and the climactic chapter of the book. Here the purposes of God become clear, not only for […]


God's Gracious Redeemer

What is going on in this chapter? Is it conceivable that a sensible Christian would ever give counsel like this? Can it be divinely blessed? Or, is this story going to end in disaster? These are the questions that come instinctively to mind as we read this passage. And if we find ourselves in this frame of mind, we are precisely where the author of this book wants us. In this sermon, you will discover the resolution.


The Darkness of Midnight

The book of Ruth has been aptly described as one of the greatest short stories ever written. But, as we have discovered, it is not merely a story of human devotion and romance. Much more than that, it is a story about God’s faithfulness, and ‘a cameo portrait of two women whose lives the great […]


The Covenant-Keeping God

There is no doubt that the book of Ruth contains one of the great romantic stories in all human literature. But as we have seen, those words spoken to Naomi do not express human devotion alone. At their heart lies Ruth’s confession that she has begun to experience God’s covenant grace: ‘Your people shall be […]


Introduction to Ruth

In his brief commentary on the book of Ruth, Sinclair Ferguson opens with these words: “The book of Ruth is not a work of deep theological reasoning like Paul’s epistle to the Romans, yet it is full of theology. It is not a magnificent symphony on the work of Christ like the Gospel of John, […]