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The Moses/Ruth & Naomi Window

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In the fullness of time, GOD called Moses to deliver the Children of Israel from bondage, by bringing ten plagues to the Egyptians. After parting the Red Sea, GOD, through Moses, led the Children of Israel into the wilderness, miraculously preserving their lives, though they were often times rebellious.

After three months, they came into the wilderness of Sinai, where the drama surrounding the Ten Commandments begins.

The LORD called Moses from the heights of the mountains and reminds the Children of Israel of the great things HE had done for them. They were told to get ready because on the third day, The LORD would descend in person to the top of Mt. Sinai.

On the third day, the mountain was veiled in smoke, the ground quaked, lighting flashed, thunder rolled, and the whole mountain seemed to be on fire. No one below could see the face of GOD, but in a voice like many trumpets, HE spoke the law that forever changed the world beginning with

“I am the LORD thy GOD”.

Finally, after forty days, Moses came down with the precious Ten Commandments, written by GOD’s own finger on the tablets of stone.

The history of the descendants of Abraham continue though forty years of wandering in the wilderness, the death of Moses, Joshua leading the Israelites into Canaan, the promised land and Israel then being ruled by judges.

Ruth and Naomi

It is in this period of the judges, that the story of Ruth and Naomi occurs, which is the subject of the right side of the window.

The story of Ruth is a story of faithfulness, not only of Ruth but also of GOD.

During a famine in the land of Israel, Elimilech with his wife Naomi and their two sons went to live in the land of Moab. While there, Elimilech dies and later his two sons die leaving Naomi with her two daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth.

When Naomi hears that there was food in the land of Judah, she decides to return back to her homeland. Orpah and Ruth began to follow Naomi, but in the course of the journey, Naomi tried to persuade them both to go back to their mothers in Moab.

Orpah finally consented, but Ruth clung to Naomi saying “where you go, I will go and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your GOD will be my GOD”.

The LORD blessed Ruth for her faithfulness. She gleans in the fields of Boaz, the kinsman of Naomi and eventually Boaz and Ruth are married. The last verses of the story tells how their son, Obed, is the father of Jesse and Jesse is the father of David the King, which leads us to the subject of the next window.

 

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SERVICE TIMES

Traditional: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.,
and 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Contemporary (Souljourn):
9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Children's (SHINE):
Begins in 11:15 Traditional, then moves to Room S2

LOCATION

8501 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 847-1536

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