by Jeff Schreve

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Series: God's Amazing Grace
Jeff Schreve
Ruth 1

Tonight we are starting a new series on the book of Ruth. The Old Testament book right after Judges. Joshua, Judges, and then Ruth. It's just a little book; just four chapters. But it's such a great book. It's about God's amazing grace.

Now, I wonder, have you ever been really amazed in your life? Have you ever read something, seen something on TV that you just say, ''Wow, that is just amazing?? I had an e-mail sent to me not too long ago, and it was about some different things that had happened, some true stories, and they're just simple amazing. Sometimes amazing things can be good amazing and sometimes they can be not so good amazing. But here are some things that were very amazing.

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers. One minute later, they were both eaten by a killer whale. That's amazing! It wasn't a good use of $80,000. Didn't last very long.

How about this one? A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door, breaking his arm in two places. Till that moment he'd been happily listening to his Walkman. It's a tough life.

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughter house in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all 2,000 of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death. Tough day.

And the last one. Iraqi terrorist K.A. Rochinet didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. Came back with ''Return to Sender? stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it a ...

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