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When You Hit Rock Bottom (2 of 4)
Series: God's Amazing Grace
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, years ago there was a football coach. And he was a head coach. And he had hired an assistant coach. And this guy was going to help him do all sorts of things. And one of the things he was going to help him do was recruit. And his name was Mike. And so the head coach was sitting down with the new assistant coach, and he was talking to him about recruiting. And he said, "Now listen, Mike." He said, "When you recruit," he said, "there is a kind of a player that stays down." And Mike says, "Oh, coach, we don't want that kind of a player do we?" He said, "No, we don't want that kind of player." He said, "But, Mike, there's another kind of player. You knock him down, he gets back up, you knock him down again, and he stays down." He said, "We don't want that guy, do we coach?" He said, "No, we don't want that guy, Mike." He said, "But, Mike, there is another kind of a player. When you knock him down, he gets back up. You knock him, he gets back up. You knock him down, he gets back up. And no matter how many times you knock him down, he gets back up." And Mike said, "Coach, that's the guy we want, right?" And he said, "No, we don't want him either. We want you to go find the guy that's knocking everybody down!"
Hey, have you ever gotten knocked down in life? You have been flattened and knocked down so low that you say, "I can't go any lower than this. I have hit rock bottom. I am so low right now, I could play handball against the curb. I can't get any lower than that." Has that ever happened to you? It happened to Ruth.
We're studying in the book of Ruth a sermon series called, "God's Amazing Grace." And last week as we started this series, we were introduced to Ruth. Ruth was a lady who was born and lived in Moab all her life. She married a Jewish boy. And then he died. And she attached herself to this Jewish family, to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Naomi's name mea ...
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