Grace Community Church
May 24, 2020 Grace Community Church: Boone, Iowa
May 24, 2020
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  • Grace Community Church
    625 S Division St, Boone, IA 50036, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Today's Sermon:
Joy Comes in the Morning

We often evaluate our involvement in evangelism and ministries of mercy according to the same scale as Mr. So-and-So. We ask, “What is in it for me? Will it fulfill me? Will I enjoy it? What will it cost me?” In doing the arithmetic, we get the answers as completely wrong as he did, because we have left God entirely out of the equation. We calculate and protect ourselves and insist that two and two can only ever equal four . . . and we may never know the blessing that we have lost. Indeed, part of the message of the Book of Ruth is that God’s kingdom operates on a different kind of calculus, a “new math” in which the way to fullness runs through emptiness. Mr. So-and-So didn’t do that kind of math, so the numbers didn’t add up for him. He clung to what he had and in consequence lost something far greater, something he never even dreamed of.-Ian Duguid
I. God is Weaving Our Circumstances for ...
“His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flow’r.”-William Cowper, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”

II. God is Weaving Our Circumstances for ...
“The book of Ruth wants to teach us that God’s purpose for his people is to connect us to something far greater than ourselves. God wants us to know that when we follow Him, our lives always mean more than we think they do…There is always a connection between the ordinary events of life and the stupendous work of God in history.”-John Piper

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