The Mercies of God: Ruth

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!    His mercies never cease.Great is his faithfulness;    his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT When you read genealogies, do you skip over the names? The lineage of Jesus is fascinating because Matthew departs from tradition and lists five women. In that list, 3 of the 5 were adulteresses, 3 were Gentiles, and of…

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Genealogy – Skeletons or Grace Stories?

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiahthe son of David, the son of Abraham:Abraham was the father of Isaac,Isaac the father of Jacob,Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,Perez the father of Hezron,Hezron the father of Ram,Ram the father of Amminadab,Amminadab the father of Nahshon,Nahshon the…

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From Lament to Praise (#9 Ruth)

As Judges ends, sin abounds, so it is not surprising to find a famine in the promised land. What is surprising is that Elimelek would leave the land, which seems to imply leaving the presence and protection of God. And while it appears Elimelek did not intend to stay long in Moab, his visit stretches…

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A Genealogy that Reveals the Unconventional!

My dad is a genealogy enthusiast.  He’s been tracing his family, my mom’s family, for a while now.  In order to keep up with his agile mind, I also try to trace family ties.  I’m not as dedicated as he is, nor am I as persistent.  Dad seems to love the tidbits of history on…

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