Typically, in our culture, the wedding comes first, and then the reception follows. In the book of Ruth, it’s just the opposite. There’s a wedding that looms toward the end of the story, but beforehand, there’s a reception. It’s not the reception of a couple to a party in their honor (this couple hasn’t even met yet, in fact). Rather, it’s the reception of a young vulnerable Moabite woman named Ruth into the workforce of Boaz, and by extension, into the broader community of Israelites in Bethlehem. In this sermon, we’ll work our way through Ruth 2, seeing how Boaz received Ruth into his company, how Christ receives us into His, and how He calls us to receive others into ours. Join us as we continue our journey through a beautiful story together!