Being God's Steadfast Love (Ruth 1:6-18)

Key Idea: We must live out a steadfast love for others that is rooted in the steadfast love of God. The picture of steadfast love:  covenant commitment and costly kindness The source of steadfast love: the true God The blessing of steadfast love: we are God’s steadfast love to others...

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Man-Made Religion versus God-Given Hope (Judges 17-21)

Key Idea: We must pursue God-given hope over man-made religion. I. The foolishness and despair of living with a man-made religion A manmade religion is foolish because it will fail us Because there is no negotiating WITH God, only surrender TO God Because it does not lead us to righteousness, but to moral decline A manmade religion results in despair because our idols will lead to devastation Our idols will lead us away from the one true God Our idols will devastate our homes Our idols will lead to misery as we try......

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