As we continue the story of Ruth, we begin to see a change in the narrative: Naomi is beginning to move past her bitterness and anger at God and Ruth is being blessed by Boaz beyond hope and expectation. In this message, Pastor Travis reminds us that the story of Ruth is the story of God: that we are "blessed to be a blessing" because our heavenly Father is a God who blesses. Travis reminds us that God loves us and has chosen us to be his family, and because God gave the ultimate blessing of his Son and Spirit, we are motivated to "faithful work, loving deeds, and hope that endures."
In this message, Pastor Travis continues our teaching series through 1 John and examines what it means to know God as the source of light and love in our lives. He walks through three responses we often have when our lives are examined fully in the light of God and then points us to the love of Jesus that forgives our sin, strengthens our weakness, and leads us into life-change.