Sermon Series
  • 1. Introduction To Ruth

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    The book of Ruth reminds us that God never leaves Himself without a witness. Moses was His witness in Egypt. Elijah was His witness in Israel. John the Baptist was Christ’s forerunner.

    The book of Ruth reminds us that God never leaves Himself without a witness. Moses was His witness in Egypt. Elijah was His witness in Israel. John the Baptist was Christ’s forerunner. I. Facts About the Book of Ruth 1. There are four chapters, 85 verses, more than 2500 words. 2. The time period ...read more

  • 2. The Dilemma In The Land

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    A famine forces Elimelech and his family to move to Moab. God turns something that was bad and turned it into good.

    I. The Famine in the Land 1. A famine of food. 1 of thirteen in the bible. 2. The period of the famine. a. In the days when the judges ruled. b. Was a space of 450 years. c. 13 judges ruled in all. d. It was a very evil time. e. It was a time of moral and theological degradation. 3. The famine ...read more

  • 3. The Tale Of The Unexpected

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    Naomi and Ruth return to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest. Naomi came back bitter, but Ruth turned the negative into positive with trusting in the God of Naomi.

    I. The Return to Bethlehem Ruth 1:6-9 1. Naomi has had good news from back home. a. The Lord had visited His people in giving them bread. 2. Three elements are revealed in the initial moments of the return. a. Naomi tells the girls to go back to Moab and return to their Moabites families. b. The ...read more

  • 4. Gleaning In The Right Field

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    As impoverished women in that ancient culture, Naomi and Ruth had few options for earning a living. Naomi desires for her to glean in the relative, Boaz's field.

    I. The Cousin of Naomi 1. Ruth 2:1 2. Naomi has a kinsman of the family of Elimelech whose name was Boaz. 3. He was a mighty man of wealth. 4. Boaz was mighty in fortune, fame and in fight. 5. Boaz was not a weakling. II. The Consent for Gleaning 1. Ruth 2:2 2. The first change is seen in the ...read more

  • 5. The Summons For The Skirt

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    Ruth goes to Boaz at night and proposes marriage.

    I. The Submission of Ruth 1. Ruth 3:6-7 2. Ruth obeys Naomi by faith, trusting the counsel of Naomi and Boaz. a. Ruth was sincere in the promise she made to Naomi. Ruth 1:16-18 b. We need to be persons of our words. c. Sincerity in promises is integrity of character. You cannot have character ...read more

  • 6. The Reward For Ruth

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2022
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    Boaz accepted the right to marry Ruth and God blessed them with a son. The women of the town named him Obed, since God had redeemed Naomi.

    I. The Preparation of Boaz 1. He recognizes the priority of the kinsman. a. 4:1 b. In the fact there is a kinsman ahead of Boaz who could redeem Ruth, so Boaz goes looking for him. c. The most likely place to find Him. The city gates. 1) People would congregate, watching for those returning and ...read more