Storyline #46: Ruth 4 “All the Single Guys: How to get your Ruth”

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3 – Ruth 4 – Single Guys (Scripture)

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3 – Ruth 4 – Single Guys (Service Order)

3 – Ruth 4 – Single Guys (sermon outline)

The issue of God’s sovereignty can always be so confusing in premarital relationships.  Are singles supposed to sit back and wait on God to bring along the right person, or are we supposed to find them ourselves?  It can get real tricky late in the relationship when you’re trying to figure out if God wants you married or if you’ve made everything happen yourself.  Nevertheless, we desperately depend on His control! Continue reading

Ruth Series: Set and Staging

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Yeah, we were really impressed with how it all came out, too!  This is our set and stage for the book of Ruth.  I gotta give all the credit to our media guy Andrew and one of our college students Jacob.  Andrew designed and coordinated it all, and Jacob helped Andrew build a lot of it. 

We are really enjoying designing and setting up all of this setting and staging for the students.  Our goal is to make a memorable set that the students can’t forget.  So when they think of the book of Ruth (for example) they’ll think pink hearts…love……Ruth and Boaz…biblical relationships…Christ and the church.  Am I living in a fantasy world thinking that?  It could be!  But we want to do everything possibly to look sharp, to keep the students engaged, all so that they would listen, learn, and grow from the studies we are teaching them.  We do all this so that they would trust, worship, grow in, and share Jesus Christ.

We already have a cool new design for our set through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.  In fact, we’re making this a whole minstry.  Andrew and I just had lunch with 5 others who are creative and passionate about setting and staging.  The goal is for me to float the idea and Christocentric theme of the OT book to Andrew, then he designs the set on his Mac (of course), and then we want to hand off the creative geniuses who make it happen by buying the materials, painting, building the set, and doing their thang!

So that’s our story so far on setting and staging as we move through the storyline of Scripture all about biblical history centered on Christ.  Our prayer is that our set and staging helps our students remember what each book is about so that they can continue to apply the truths to their lives and worship Christ in every way imaginable.