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2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.”
Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” 3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
9 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.
4 Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The Lord be with you!”
“The Lord bless you!” they answered. 5 Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?”
6 The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi.
19 Her mother-in-law asked her, “Where did you glean today? Where did you work? Blessed be the man who took notice of you!”
Then Ruth told her mother-in-law about the one at whose place she had been working. “The name of the man I worked with today is Boaz,” she said.
20 “The Lord bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.”
Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor
3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for.
Boaz Marries Ruth
1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so.
The Genealogy of David
18 This, then, is the family line of Perez:
Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
21 Salmon the father of Boaz,
Boaz the father of Obed,
22 Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of David.
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Let’s face it—2020 was a hard year. As much as we wish the challenges of last year didn't follow us into 2021, we’re all still dealing with our own challenges and wondering how we’re going to face the days and months ahead. In many ways, our world and our life can feel hopeless right now—like the odds are stacked against us...
There’s no better place to turn to as we begin 2021 than the scriptures. In this series, we will discover the importance and power of the Bible. It’s more than just a book—it’s one overarching story with the credibility and practical application that reveals and points to Jesus Christ. One Story, One Scripture, One Savior.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. – Romans 15:4 NIV
Often times when we face challenges in our lives, we withdraw from scripture and from God, yet that’s when we need Him most. What we tend to forget is that the Bible is more than just an instruction manual filled with information, it’s filled with stories of people who have had to deal with situations just like what we are going through—political tension, civil unrest, economic hardships, racism, plagues, and oppression.
The Bible was written for our strength and endurance, not just our knowledge. And if we look close enough, we’ll see ourselves in their shoes living out similar stories. One of the ways we follow Jesus together is by learning from the people He’s put in His story.
In the Old Testament, we see some of the greatest examples of obedience against all odds. Through these stories, we see the faithfulness and blessing from God over and over again. He is the Author and Perfector of our faith.
Saturday, March 6 at 8 a.m.
Serve day will be a time when we gather as a large group in the morning at the Longwood site and then are sent to serve throughout the community with various projects.
Pick up this 40-day Lenten prayer guide for $3 in the Bookstore or digitally on Waymakers.org.
If you or anyone you know is in need of food, stop by Northland on Tuesday between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a box of food, courtesy of USDA and Advent Health!
Get tickets for Big Daddy Weave in concert on February 25th!
Pick up a copy of our Digging Deeper study guide in the foyer or view it online at NorthlandChurch.net/DiggingDeeper
Looking for a fresh start in 2021? We've got opportunities for community, discipleship, ways to dig deeper into the Bible and more this year. Let's grow together!
Join us as we come together as a church to pray for our lead Pastor as God prepares him for us and us for him.