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Ruth: A Story of Redemption – Mathias Zahniser

Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Mark 12:38-44
The statement I want to make from our Gospel reading is simply this: Jesus noticed women! Mark notices that Jesus notices women. Just to give an example: Mark is replete with parallel and concentric structures. At the center of a concentric structure in Mark chapter 1[vv.29-31], Simon Peter’s mother-in-law [...]



A Season of Remembrance – Brian Hartley

Ruth 1:1-18; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34

“If you can’t remember back to the time before you were born,” suggests Fred Craddock, “you are doomed to live your life as an orphan.”  And perhaps no season in the life of the church attempts to address this problem more directly than does the time in [...]