Category: Pastor Dan Wagner

The Bible Fellowship Church of Camden (BFC Camden) is part of The Bible Fellowship Church: "An Expanding Fellowship of Churches United to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ." BFC Camden honors the Word of God and the God of the Word, and we seek to be a safe environment for both spiritual healing and growth.

Grace to behold

Throughout this passage there is much “Grace to behold”: God enabling Ruth to work in behalf of her mother-in-law; God enabling Boaz to “abandon more” to glean; God enabling Naomi to get past “Mara” and begin to see hope; God enabling Boaz to insist upon Ruth gleaning behind his reapers. May God the Holy Spirit train our spiritual eyes and enable them to see more and more of His grace that already is in our lives.

June 9, 2024 0

‘Great faith’ or ‘Faith in a great God’?

“‘Great faith’ or ‘Faith in a great God’?” truly is not a difficult question to answer. The Lord Jesus Christ spoke of faith the size of a mustard seed sending a rooted tree into the sea. Therefore, it is not the size of one’s faith, but the object of one’s faith that makes all the difference!

June 2, 2024 0

The LORD affirms the decision

What practical experience did Ruth have for “being led by faith” prior to Bethlehem? Ruth’s decision to leave Moab and her personal, determined commitment to the LORD result in God the Holy Spirit leading her to the correct field at the correct time in order to receive a timely blessing for her and Naomi that the LORD would grow into a timeless blessing for them, Boaz, and so many others!

May 26, 2024 0


Compare/Contrast” calls to examine what is the same and what is different. Both Naomi and Ruth arrive in Bethlehem. However, Ruth has looked to God in hope and faith, and Naomi has looked to herself with no hope or faith.

May 19, 2024 0

Interesting evangelism technique

Since the Lord is the Sovereign of the universe, this “interesting evangelism technique” cannot deter a non-believer from being drawn to the LORD. Surely, it is not to be a believer’s “go-to” method of communicating forgiveness of sins in the Gospel. However, God does not call us to be successful—He calls us to be faithful!

May 12, 2024 0

Famine: Cause, Reaction, and Result

John 14:23-24 (NASB) Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 15:10-11 (NASB) “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

May 5, 2024 0

Introduction to Ruth

The author of the book of Ruth identifies the setting as “the days when the judges were judging.” In contrast to the spiritual and moral perversion portrayed in the book of Judges, this little book records the beautiful story of loyalty and redemption involving Na‘omi, Rut (Ruth, whose name means “friendship”) the Moabite, and Bo‘az. Whereas the book of Judges records Isra’el’s repeated departure into the idolatry of the surrounding nations, Rut forsakes her people and their gods to embrace the one true God of Isra’el (1:16; 2:12).

April 28, 2024 0

. . . with all openness, unhindered.

God the Holy Spirit ended the recording of “The Acts of the risen Lord Jesus Christ by the Apostles through the power of God the Holy Spirit” without what we would call “an ending.” Why? Because “The Acts of the risen Lord Jesus Christ by the Apostles through the power of God the Holy Spirit” is continuing through us—the saints!

April 21, 2024 0

Empty-handed ministry

When the Lord says, “You must stand before Caesar” it is certain—even when the trip contains unexpected circumstances, events, or stops along the way. Remain a faithful witness for the Lord, no matter how long the delay!

April 14, 2024 0

Best-laid Plans . . . .

Jer. 29:11 (NASB) “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

April 7, 2024 0