Ruth 2

Introduction We began to study the book of Ruth last week when we spent our time on chapter 1. Do you remember the story so far? There was this man from Bethlehem called Elimelech, who took his wife and their two sons and moved from Bethlehem in the land of Judah to live in Moab … Continue reading Ruth 2

Ruth 1

Introduction Today we're beginning a new series of sermons on the book of Ruth. As you can see, if you have your Bible open, it's a short book: only four chapters long. And it's a love story. That is, it's a true love story which is historical and not fiction. And it's about how Ruth, … Continue reading Ruth 1

Malachi 02(10–16)

Introduction God sent Malachi to preach to his people some time after they had returned from exile and after they had rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem. And from what Malachi said to them, it's clear that their love for the Lord had waned. And, like the people before the exile, they had become unfaithful to … Continue reading Malachi 02(10–16)

Zechariah 14

Introduction We've reached the final chapter of Zechariah's prophecy. Back in chapter 1, the Lord spoke through Zechariah to his people who had returned from the exile in Babylon and the Lord commanded them to return to him. They had returned to Jerusalem, but now they must return to God by giving up their sins … Continue reading Zechariah 14

Zechariah 13

Introduction Chapters 12 to 14 of Zechariah are one oracle, or message, from the Lord to his people in the days of Zechariah the prophet who had returned to Jerusalem from the exile in Babylon. You'll recall that the people had begun to rebuild the temple which had been destroyed years before when their enemies … Continue reading Zechariah 13

Zechariah 12

Introduction Chapters 9 to 11 were one oracle from the Lord to his despondent people in the days of Zechariah who had returned from the exile in Babylon to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. But the work was difficult and slow and there were many obstacles in their way. And while they had returned from … Continue reading Zechariah 12