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The Story Finding Your Story in God’s Story “The Faith of a Foreign Woman” Series 1 - God Forms His People
Review Chapter 8 “A Few Good Men and Women”
I. The Commitment of Ruth Elimelech moves his family from Bethlehem to Moab Boys marry women from Moab – Orpah and Ruth 10 years – boys die
Naomi heads back home
Ruth’s Commitment – Ruth 1: 16 -17 Where you go, I will go Your people will be my people Your God will be my God
YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED
II. The Family Redeemer
Ruth gathers grain – Ruth 2: 1 -13
Ruth has favor with Boaz What have I done to deserve such kindness, I am only a foreigner
I have heard of everything you have done
You’ve come to take refuge under God’s wings May God reward you fully
Finding a home – Ruth 3 Naomi’s counsel and the boldness of Ruth
Ruth to Boaz - Spread your covering over me – you are my family redeemer
Boaz to Ruth - You are showing even more family loyalty
Everyone knows you are a virtuous woman
I will do what I need to
The redemption – Ruth 4: 1 -6 Family redeemer - Provision for the widow Kinsman Redeemer Covenant Redeemer Guardian Redeemer
Boaz redeems Naomi’s property and makes Ruth his wife
Blessing of the Elders – Ruth 4: 11 -12 May the Lord make this woman like Rachel and Leah Descendents by this young woman Famous in Bethlehem Obed – Jesse - David
III. Our Family Redeemer Humanity’s state of Poverty Enslaved to dominion of the evil one Separated from the family of God
Jesus – our Redeemer Became a man (next of Kin) so he could redeem us Hebrews 2: 14 (NLT) 14 Because God’s children are human beings— made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.
Gave his life to redeem us Mark 10: 45 (NLT) 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. ” Paid the ransom price 1 Peter 1: 18 -19 (NLT) 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
Took his bride unto himself Ephesians 5: 25 -27 (NLT) 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.