Bible Text: Ruth 1:1-5 | Preacher: Amanda van Halteren | Series: Grinched | The story of Ruth might be familiar to many…a romantic story with a happily every after ending. But behind all of that, did you know just how much Ruth was an “outsider?” An immigrant with no power and little hope? And yet, she becomes a prominent figure in Jesus’ family tree! Could it be that Ruth’s inclusion as the family tree of Jesus is already proclaiming part of the good news that Jesus will live out on earth?
Jesus’ ancestry says more about the future than it does about the past. Have a listen as to what Ruth has to teach us about what God was doing in the past to teach us about our future.