Midnight at the Threshing Floor
Introduction: Michael Jerome Williams, Jr., was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of 12 children born to Denise Oher, an alcoholic and crack addict. His father was frequently in prison. With such tough surroundings, he received little attention or childhood discipline.
He repeated first and second grade and was at 11 different schools during his first nine years.… Read the rest
Go Down to the Threshing Floor
Introduction: Today we enter into the third chapter of Ruth, which continues the story of redemption and wedded love between Boaz and Ruth. In order to properly understand what this third chapter will relay, it needs to be compared with what already occurred in Chapter 2.… Read the rest
Gleaning Through the Harvest Season
Introduction: There are different kinds of work detailed in the Bible, but for the most part, they can be divided into two main categories, physical work and spiritual work. The two can be separate or they can overlap. One can picture the other as well.… Read the rest
Bread and Grace in the Field of Boaz
Introduction: There is a lot of truth in the saying “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” We live in a time where Christians have been taught that we can claim our way into prosperity or that being a Christian implies that we should automatically be blessed with overflowing abundance.… Read the rest
Whose Young Woman is This?
Introduction: What is a menial task that you would never consider doing? Is there a job that you would simply refuse to do? In Israel, outside of being a leper and kept away from the people, or being a beggar because you were physically unable to work, the lowest sort of existence would be to sort through people’s leftovers.… Read the rest