"Psalm 23," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Preaching Series on Ruth (3 of 4)
Ruth 3:1-18 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Preaching Series on Ruth (Week 3 of 4)
Preaching text: Ruth 3:1-18; accompanying text: Matthew 7:7-8
Ruth 3: Daring to Act
Sometime later, Naomi takes matters into her own hands. She instructs Ruth, “Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.When he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do" (Ruth 3:3-4).
A few things to note about this chapter:
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Narrative Lectionary 138: Preaching Series on Ruth
August 05, 2018
This re-broadcast podcast covers the four-week summer preaching series on Ruth (first aired in August 2014 -- note Dr. Schifferdecker's opening reference to "last Sundays in summer" is not applicable to 2018 dates). Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Craig Koester, and Kathryn Schifferdecker for a conversation on the Narrative Lectionary. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.