Safety Not Guaranteed

by Fairfax Community Church     3 Week Series
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Following God can be risky. In fact, safety is not guaranteed. This is a three week series on the book of Ruth that examines the life of Ruth and Naomi. It looks a bitterness and how God is at work, even in the midst of our pain, to provide us a future filled with hope. Our relationship with a God who is always faithful, enables us to reflect the same kind of faithfulness in our relationship with others. And this series looks at Boaz and the comparison to Jesus as Redeemer, who is willing to pay the price so that we might be redeemed.

This series artwork was inspired by the album art for Third Day’s Wire album.

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Safety Not Guaranteed - Presentation Slides


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Promo Graphics


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Video Teaser


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Series Outline


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Ruth Bible Study Guide for Small Groups


This four week Bible Study is designed to guide your small group through a conversation of the book of Ruth. It is our hope that this study will provide a framework for how to work through other Bible Studies in your group.



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Safety Not Guaranteed - Week 1 Audio - When Life Gets Bitter


The book of Ruth is a love story focused on the lives of two women, Ruth, of course, and her mother-in-law, Naomi.  However, the story does not start out the way love stories typically do.  It starts with Naomi losing her husband and two sons, one of whom was Ruth’s husband.  Even though she felt immense pain, Naomi was not afraid to be honest about her grief and bitterness.  She wasn’t preoccupied with getting answers and she didn’t blame herself.  Instead, she continued to trust God and pray for those around her.  Naomi’s faithfulness to God’s plan in the midst of such a tragedy was the catalyst for Ruth’s decision to convert and follow God.  Naomi’s story has a lot to teach us about how we should behave when we are faced with difficult and painful seasons in our own lives.



SpeakerRod Stafford
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Safety Not Guaranteed - Video Bumper - Week 1


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Week 2 Audio - The Lost Art of Faithfulness


In the midst of crisis, Ruth makes an incredible promise to her mother-in-law Naomi. Her vow was attacked immediately by the context of her life—namely the radical cultural differences of the two women and their uncertain positions in society. How often do we allow the context of our lives to justify why we break our promises? Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi is a powerful lesson in understanding the invisible currency in our relationships: promises. Each time we break or keep a promise, we weaken or strengthen the relationship. We all move in the direction of the promises we believe in; therefore, we need to believe more in the promises of God and live them out with faithfulness while we wait for God to fulfill His promises in our lives.



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Safety Not Guaranteed - Video Bumper - Week 2


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Safety Not Guaranteed - Week 3 Audio - An Unlikely Redeemer


The fourth and final chapter of Ruth provides several reminders for us about hope and redemption.  For Naomi and Ruth, hope comes in the form of Boaz who ends up redeeming the land belonging to Naomi’s deceased husband and taking Ruth as his wife.  This act by Boaz allows Naomi and Ruth to have a better future than they could have ever imagined after all of the pain and suffering they endured when they lost their loved ones.  As it turns out, Boaz is not the only redeemer in this story.  Boaz and Ruth have a son, Obed, who is part of the lineage of David and subsequently Jesus, the ultimate source of hope and redemption.



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Safety Not Guaranteed - Video Bumper - Week 3


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6 Responses to “Safety Not Guaranteed”


hwhiley
November 20, 2013

Having trouble downloading the promo graphics and video teasers …

johnnyflash
November 25, 2013

We had a web host issue last week. It has been resolved. Please try downloading the files again and let us know if you have any more difficulties.

TerryK
November 27, 2013

WOW! You guys are great. Thank you. The RUTH Bible study is perfect for my small ( and I mean tiny) group!
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pazmike
November 27, 2013

Thank you so much for providing this excellent resource! The videos and slides look great. I look forward to using this series in the new year.

springwatersis
December 28, 2013

This series look great! I am looking forward to using it in Feb 2014. I was downloading everything today and found that the zip files for the Bumper Week 1 and the Bumper Week 3 were empty. Week 2 is fine and I was able to extract everything. Can you help me get the others? Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you so much for making your resources available. It truly is a ministry to the smaller churches. We can’t afford to pay somebody to make them and we can’t buy the expensive ones online. It really is what I believe the church of Acts should be…you are sharing your gifts with the world! May God bless you all! (With the measure you have given you will also be blessed!)

johnnyflash
January 1, 2014

Thanks for the kind words. I looked into the two videos you had trouble with, I was able to download them and play the videos, but I did notice that they contained a zip file within a zip file. I have fixed that issue. Please try downloading them again and see if they work for you now. If you still have issues, please contact us and include what OS you are using and what unzip tool you are using. Blessings.

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