This Sunday Pastor David asks the question “What if our waiting is apart of God’s wise and caring plan?” Join us in-person or online at 10:30 on Sunday!
-Chapter 1> B___________________
-Chapter 2> B_____________
Three Requirements of a Kinsman Redeemer
1. Related by ________________
2. _____________ to pay the price of redemption
3. ___________________ to pay the price of redemption
- N________________ the Matchmaker (vs.1-5)
So go ahead. Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this! Wear fine clothes, with a splash of cologne! (Eccl. 9:7-8)
- _____________ the Seductress (vs. 6-9)
Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine. (Ezek.16:8)
- _____________ the Bachelor (vs. 10-18)
Some things are worth the _____________!
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.(G. Campbell Morgan)
Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me… Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (Ps. 27:11,13-14)
Q1: Have you ever been on a “date”? If so, describe one of your best date memories. How about a worst date memory?
Q2: Pastor David summarized Ruth 1 with the word “bitterness” and Ruth 2 with the word “Boaz”. What word would you use to describe Ruth chapter 3? What word would you use to define this current “chapter” of your life? Explain.
Q3: There is a lot of emphasis today on outward appearance. As Christians, we need a biblical and balanced approach to this issue. Read the following passages and come up with your own “Biblical Beauty Principles”. I Peter 3:3-4, Song of Solomon 4:1-7, I Corinthians 6:19-20.
Q4: Can you think of a time in your life when you longed for something and discovered, in the process, that some things are worth waiting for? If so, describe what it was you were waiting for and what it was like when you finally received it.
Q5: We are immersed in a sexually permissive society. What do the following verses teach about sexual purity? I Corinthians 6:12-20; 7:1-5, Proverbs 5:1-14-23, Galatians 5:16-25.
Q6: Pastor David noted that hope in the future gives you power in the present. Have you experienced the power to “keep on keeping on” that hope provides? If so, explain.
Q7: Read I Peter 1:3-9. What “hope ropes” do you see in this passage that you can hang onto as you face the challenges of life?