by Jerry Vines

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Famous in Bethlehem (4 of 5)
Series: Ruth
Jerry Vines
Ruth 4

Ruth is a Christmas story because it is a love story. It is a love story which results in a baby born in Bethlehem. Christmas is a love story because it is the story of the God of this universe loving the world so much that a baby was born in Bethlehem.

The book of Ruth takes place in and around the little village of Bethlehem. A wedding takes place in Bethlehem. The Christmas story takes place in and around the little village of Bethlehem. Bethlehem, today, is famous the world over because it is the place where a little baby was born, where the Lord Jesus, the Savior of the world, was born.

That's the beautiful love story we have followed in the book of Ruth.

In this book there is going to be a wedding. We have seen Ruth as she has gone to Boaz's field. We have seen her as she moves in and sits at Boaz's feet. She is getting ready now to be in Boaz's family.

The book of Ruth is a happy book. It doesn't start that way but it ends up that way. The Book of Ruth begins with a funeral, but it ends in a wedding. There is going to be a wedding and the result of that wedding is that there is going to be a little baby born in Bethlehem.

Of course, you know that weddings are very special. Some of you are getting ready to have a wedding. You know how special wedding are and how festive and wonderful weddings are.

Here is a woman named Ruth and there is going to be a wedding. She and Boaz are in love with one another. She is in his heart. It won't be long now and she is going to be in his family.

If you have or if you are planning for a wedding, you also know that weddings are very expensive. I preached on this book of Ruth probably 20 years ago here in our fellowship. During that time one of our men handed me this card. On that card it had something like this, ''I am the father of the bride. Nobody is paying much attention to me to day, but I can assure you that I am getting my share of ...

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