Providence’s former pastor Tony Lin returned to the pulpit on July 20 to lead our worship service. His sermon, “Faithfulness,” derived from the story in the first chapter of Ruth on the circumstances of Naomi’s return from Moab to Bethlehem, following the deaths of her husband and sons, with her daughter-in-law Ruth. Naomi had a deep understanding of God’s control of events, but she lacked perspective on God’s sovereignty. Despite her mother-in-law’s negativity, Ruth pledged to stay with her and to worship her God no matter what. Tony’s sermon sheds a light on what real faithfulness looks like. You can hear the sermon here.
Tony will return to Providence on July 27 with a second sermon based on Ruth, this time the fourth chapter.