Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Program 2-2-20
Notes & Life Group Questions 2-2-20 (WORD)
Notes & Life Group Questions 2-2-20 (PDF)


Sermon Notes
“Love’s Reward”
2/2/20
Ruth 4

• Understanding God’s two arms of power
Miracles and Providence

• Beginning and ending
Ruth 1 & 4

• Catching up
Ruth 1-3

-Chapter 3 ends with an ‘unconditional promise’ Ruth 3:13

-The Qualifications of a ‘Kinsman Redeemer’ [“Goel”]
Leviticus 25
1- Family
2- Means
3- Willing

• Love finds a way Ruth 4:1-5

-The problem of 2nd Position

-The ‘problem’ named Ruth
Ruth 4:6-8
A problem or a pearl?

• Life redefined!
Ruth 4:9-17

• “The End” …a genealogy?
Ruth 4:18-22


Life Group Questions
“Love’s Reward”
2/2/20

Ruth 4

Opener
Who is the most famous (or notorious) person in your family tree?

Review
In the message this week, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Discuss the ancient practice of ‘gleaning.’ How could this be used in reference to studying Scripture? (see Ruth 2:16)

Going deeper
Glean out Matthew 1:1-17
Look at the 5 women in this passage. Why would God put them there?
-Tamar
-Rahab
-Ruth
-Uriah’s wife
-Mary

Who is the mother of Boaz? How does this impact your understanding of why Boaz would be so compassionate towards Ruth? (Read Joshua 2:1)

Application
Where have you seen the God of Boaz and Ruth work providentially in your life?

What is the Holy Spirit trying to say to you about your legacy?

What would be one step to take this week toward that legacy?