Soli Deo Gloria

“Suffering, God’s Kindness & Hope” Ruth 1:1-22

An Expositional Sermon
In the midst of the trials of this life, God still draws His people to Himself, and not just through the good news of food that satisfies for a day, but the good news of an eternal living water and bread of life. Each of us deserves God’s eternal wrath for our sin. There’s nothing that we can do to commend ourselves to Him, but to turn from our sin and trust in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the living water (John 4:10-11). John 7:37-38 says, “Jesus stood up and cried out, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Jesus is the good shepherd (Ps. 23:1) who will guide us to eternal living water in God’s kindgom, “For the Lamb [Christ] in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Rev. 7:17) Jesus is the bread of life (John 6:48). He said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” No matter the trials that we face let God’s good news of eternal life draw you in. Feast upon Christ by faith, and drink of the eternal water in the fact that He is for us, that He gives us His Holy Spirit, and that no matter what difficulties and miseries we face in this life, He will fully and finally bring His people to Himself.