Jesus and the Spirit – The Advocate

by Andy Barras

As Christians, we believe in one God, with three distinct identities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The first two of these, are pretty easy to understand, at a basic level. God the Father is the big guy in the sky, God the Son is Jesus, God in human form, but the Holy Spirit? That’s tougher […]

Hope In Hard Times – Ruth 4

by Andy Barras

The final chapter in our series on Ruth, our story concludes with the redemption of Ruth and Naomi through¬†Boaz. The book concludes with a list of names, of the descendants of Ruth, all the way to King David, the greatest king of the Old Testament. The New Testament, and the story of Jesus begins with […]

Hope In Hard Times – Ruth 3

by Andy Barras

The third chapter in Ruth’s story; we’ve met the main characters, and now the drama really begins. Ruth and Boaz find themselves in a potentially volatile situation, but Boaz’s character is revealed as he holds true to the law, and continues to protect and uphold Ruth. Caution: This episode is rated PG, and deals with […]

Hope In Hard Times – Ruth 2

by Andy Barras

In this episode, we meet Boaz, owner of a field where Ruth has been picking up the scraps dropped during the harvest. He demonstrates faithfulness to God’s law found in the Old Testament, and goes above and beyond to ensure that Ruth is cared for; following not just the letter of the law, but the […]

Hope In Hard Times – Ruth 1

by Andy Barras

The book of Ruth zooms right in on a single family, in the times when Judges ruled Israel. These were hard times for most people, and in particular, Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. This four-week series looks at Ruth’s story, and how she finds hope in hard times. ¬† In this episode, Tim explores Naomi’s […]