Yesterday’s message …
- Started my favorite kind of series: based on a biblical book seen through a cultural hook. In this case, the book is Ruth and the hook is the Beatles;
- Hinged on the exegetical & historical work of doing what Sandy Richter calls “bridging the cultural divide” … in particular the concept of the “bet ov” and why is it you’d marry your dead husband’s brother anyway?
- Addressed both Ruth Needers and Ruth Becomers;
- Landed at this bottom line: Logic leaves but love clings.
Have you ever felt like this? (AV / GIF of car over side of road)
When things go from bad to worse? You’ve had those days; you know what I’m talking about. That day you lost the tennis match AND the girl said she didn’t want to go with you to the movie? Bad to worse. Or that time you got laid off from your job and then that evening that guy breaks up with you. Bad to worse. Or you got thrown out of the game at SCAA for being too vocal (profane?) and on the way home you get a traffic tickets? Bad to worse. Or you find out someone is leaving the church for a more sedate one around the corner on the same day the hip cool church gets a big magazine spread and ain’t nobody in the world paying attention to you. Bad to worse. I’ve been there, you’ve been there, some of you are there today and it’s actually why you showed up to church this time.