Dec. 05, 2021
“On the Road to Bethlehem: At the Crossroads of Redemption”
1. There is Something about Boaz
A. Gleaning: Dignity for those in need
B. Levirate Marriage
C. Covenant Keeping People
D. The Whole Deal for Naomi (Elimelech, Ruth)
E. Integrity and Grace matters all of the time (vs. 9-12)
2. In the Gate
A. Respect and Honor
B. Gathering other men
C. Giving Mr. "so and so" an opportunity (v. 2)
D. Good with the property but not with Ruth
3. Marriage and Family (vs. 13-22)
B. Naming (v. 17)
Naomi is no longer empty
Obed= worshipper or servant
D. Naomi's limited view of suffering
Our view of suffering.
E. Our road to Bethlehem passed through Moab
F. Someone stepped in to be your Redeemer when you had no hope
G. Galatians 3:13
2 Corinthians 1:5
1 Peter 4:13
1. Do you know the redeeming power of Jesus in your life? Is there someone around you today that needs to know that?
2. If you are or have been experiencing suffering, how do you need Jesus now? Reach out to Him today.
Follow up in the Word this Week
Monday, December 6, 2021
Read: Isaiah 53:3
Isaiah 53 is often connected to Jesus as He has suffered for us. Considering Naomi from the book of Ruth and times of suffering you may have had; how does it help knowing that Jesus suffered for you?
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Read: 2 Corinthians 1:5
Paul knew suffering as well. While suffering seems abundant, are you sensing the abundant comfort of Christ? In what way has Christ comforted you?
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Read: Romans 5:2-5
In what ways have you seen this have you seen this work out in your life? Take time to take inventory. This can certainly help combat against bitterness that can take root in our lives.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Read: Galatians 3:13
Naomi and Ruth were taken in or “redeemed” by Boaz. The New Testament tells us that anyone who accepts Jesus Christ is redeemed by Him as Galatians tells us. How can you understand this and express it to someone else?
Friday, December 10, 2021
Read: Mark 10:45, Romans 5:8
Do you sense the love of Christ, and do you know that you have been rescued today? Spend some time tell Jesus about that in prayer.
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Read the book of Ruth again. See the obedience and grace worked out in the lives of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. How is God telling you to live life with grace and integrity today?