April 5, 2020

Where the Road Ends

I’ve only ever made one of those long road trips to Florida. Some people I know do it every year. The 20+ hours on the road, both ways, on 400 series and interstate highways is simply an ordeal to be endured. And, I think, most travellers would agree with that.

The thing that makes the trip worthwhile is the destination.

For us, it was the incredible white-sand beaches of Destin, on the Florida Panhandle. All those hours of mindless, sometimes tense, driving melted away when our feet hit the sand and the sun, our faces. In fact, when we turned the car around and headed back north, we felt the same way pulling into our driveway. It was so good to be home.

That’s the thing with us as human beings. We like completion. We like endings.

We tune in to series finales because we want closure after faithfully investing our time in a whole series. We pan movies that lack a clear resolution like Master and Commander, which turned out to be a complete waste of two hours.

The good news is that our study of the Book of Ruth comes to a beautiful conclusion this Sunday.

The story wraps up perfectly with a hopeful message that points to the greater conclusion of all things at the end of the age.

Christians, of all people, have this built-in sense of anticipation concerning the culmination of history and the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan as we live in what the Bible calls, “the last days.”

As we look at Ruth 4, we’ll get a glimpse into, “Where the road ends.” It is a message of incredible hope.

Livestream Church Service

Sermon Notes

The Road to Redemption: The Life-Changing Story of Ruth
Where the Road Ends
Pastor Todd Dugard
Ruth 4

I will find hope in knowing where The Road to Redemption ends.

• Hope! Because the renowned and worthy Redeemer is making it all happen (v. 1-12)

• Hope! Because the redemption of what has been lost will be realized (v. 13-15)

Ephesians 3:20

• Hope! Because everything redeemed will be secure and never lost again (v. 16-22)

Colossians 1:13-14