- amine in the land
- Move>“House of Bread” to “Scrub-bucketville”
- Naomi’s husband dies
- Naomi’s sons marry Moabite women
- Naomi’s two __________ died
- Naomi’s daughters-in-law were barren
- Naomi returns home broken and bitter
- ____________ goes with her and promises to stay with her
- Ruth is blessed by Boaz, a kinsmen redeemer (Matt. 1:1-6)
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day. (Joshua 6:25)
- Boaz seems interested but doesn’t make a move
- Naomi encourages a risky rendezvous
- Ruth expresses her desire to _____________ Boaz
- Boaz wants to marry Ruth but can’t…not yet
- Ruth and Naomi are in the __________________ room
The journey of life is ______________ at times; but God is at work in the ______________ of times, ready to provide grace and joy under the shelter of His __________.
- Jesus was _________________ to us by blood (John 1:14)
2. Jesus was ___________ to pay the price
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (I Peter 1:18-19)
3. Jesus was __________ to redeem us (Matt. 28:20)
“Lord Jesus, like Boaz spread his garment of love over Ruth, I am asking You to spread Your wings of grace and forgiveness over me. I confess that I am a sinner. I cannot save myself. I trust completely in Your sacrifice on the cross. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for being my kinsman redeemer.”
Q1: Have you ever taken a lengthy “road trip”? If so, describe some of the unusual and unexpected “twists and turns” you experienced on your journey?
Q2: Pastor David mentioned that sometimes we can face delays and/or detours on our journey of faith, not because of sin, but because of righteousness. Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you honoured God by doing what was right only to have things go from bad to worse? If so, explain.
Q3: Read Matthew 5:11-12. What does Jesus have to say about facing resistance because of righteousness?
Q4: God is at work in the worst of times. Often His work is bigger and broader than we can see at the time. Can you think of an experience in your life that, as you look back, you can see God’s “bigger plan” being accomplished? If so, describe.
Q5: Read Deuteronomy 24:17-22. How should our life experiences shape how we treat others around us?
Q6: What is one “take away” you have from our study of Ruth? What did the Lord say to you personally?