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November 4, 2016

Hesed is the Hebrew word that describes mercy, kindness, love in one word.  Hesed is the character and nature of God - it is also what he does.  And we, as his children, are invited to participate with him in living a life of hesed - the active, selfless, sacrificial love of God.  

What we are witnessing in the story of Ruth is hesed in action.  In chapter 3, we see everyone getting into the action (Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz!)  Read chapter three and see if you can find the actions of hesed by each of the characters as they go above and beyond your average acts of kindness to care for one another.  I'll give you some hints of what to look for: 
  • Naomi: 7 months have gone by since Ruth came home from Boaz field with 29 pounds of grain.  She wants to find a husband for Ruth so that she has security and a future.  So she encourages Ruth to risk making a 'marriage proposal' to Boaz.  In doing so, what is Naomi potentially giving up? (The answer may surprise you!
  • Ruth: She goes to the threshing floor of Boaz and asks for much more than marriage.  What does she ask for?  This is a difficult answer to find, unless you know Hebrew well... however, the English translation will help you out. (look at 2:20, 3:1, and 3:9 - the clue to the answer is in what they call Boaz)
  • Boaz: Boaz is confronted with a mighty challenge of character.  He could have rebuked or denied Ruth's request or even disgraced her.  Instead what does he do?  How does he respond?
This story is communicating the wonderful message of God's love. And through the story, challenging us to live a life of HESED!   See you Sunday,
Pastor Mark   


November 6: Youth Bronco Game Night at the Quist home, 6 PM

Message Schedule for Fall, 2016
The Book of Ruth 
11/06         Hesed: Coloring Outside the Lines                          Ruth 3
11/13         DId You See Jesus?                                                 Ruth 4

11/20         Guest Speaker: Doug Kennedy

Download Schedule for Fall, 2016
What We Believe
11/06         Transformationist           Deone Quist

How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth!
11/13         Our view of Scripture
11/20         Message Reflection       Doug Kennedy

Second Offering for Margaret Njuguna: En-gedi Children's Home, 2016
Raised: $1,560

Youth Bronco Game Night
Sunday 11/6 @ 6pm, All Middle & High School youth are invited to the Quist home for food and a Bronco watch party. Bring a friend! Come for a little bit or the whole game. Let Mark or Jackie know if you can make it.

Save The Date
Nov 6  -  Church Directory Photos taken after service
Nov 6  -  Youth Bronco Game Night at the Quist home, 6 pm
Nov 12 - Church Work Day 9 - Noon
Nov 20 - Hymn Sunday

Nov 27 - Christmas Choir Rehearsal begins

Remember that all current and future Crestview events can be viewed on the Calendar

We are a community of faith glorifying God, becoming like Christ, and building God's Kingdom. Because of God’s incredible love for us, we love one another deeply and share the hope we have in Jesus. By the Power of the Holy Spirit, we do this through: * Life-giving worship * Teaching God’s Word * Caring for one another * Serving our neighbors * Engaging our community * Sharing our resources.

We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!
Crestview Church
3665 Madison Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 444-5780
Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m.


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