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Ruth 4: Somos Uno

Listen: God within us, divinity connecting us. We are one. Somos Uno.  +++ The Moabites were despised by the Israelites because they were descendants of a sexual union between Lot and his eldest daughter.  In the first chapter of Ruth

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Ruth 3: Seeing As God Sees

Listen: Well, this is one of those parts of the Bible that you’re never sure you want to preach. It is laced with sexual innuendo and maybe explicit sexual behavior.  +++ Just look at this third chapter! Naomi tells Ruth

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Ruth 2: Life is Hard

Listen: Life is hard. Life is strikingly hard when you’re poor. It’s harder still when you’re poor and from an immigrant group that is despised and demonized by those around you.  [pause] And it certainly doesn’t make it any easier

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Ruth 1

Listen: Chapter 1 of Ruth Once upon a time… Elimelech and Naomi lived in Bethlehem  Sons: Mahlon & Chillion famine left Bethlehem for food to live in Moab sons took Moabite wives Orpah Ruth Anyway… Elimelech dies Mahlon & Chillion

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Are You My Mother? A Sermon

The texts for this sermon: Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman and Ruth 1:1-17. The rains stopped falling and soon food became scarce. No weekly trucks filled with fresh produce and other goods would be arriving at the local market

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Are You Our Mother? Call to Worship Plus

(A responsive Call to Worship & Confession of Sin) *** Through the generations, humanity has sought the divine. “Are you my mother?    Are you the creating one?        Are you the source of all that is?” For

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