9 Faith of a Foreign Woman (Ruth)

9 Faith of a Foreign Woman (Ruth)

 

Sermon Outline

 

  1. Introduction
    1. Elimelech’s sin
      1. Yet, this story begins with an account of one man who fled the promised land and went to live in the country of Israel’s enemies
      2. Interesting historical information (Ruth 1:1):
        1. Time of judges (Judges 21:25, Ruth 1:1)
        2. Man of Judah leaves for Moab (Num 22-24, 25:1-2)
        3. Famine is in the land
      3. All the men die (Ruth 1:3, 5, 2:22)
  2. Ruth’s Loyalty to Naomi and God
    1. The story’s first twist – Orpah leaves (Ruth 1:14)
    2. The Story’s second twist – Ruth stays (Ruth 1:14-18)
      1. Would others choose Christ because of their love for you?
      2. What are you being called to give up in order to worship God?
    3. Ruth works hard in a difficult situation (Lev 23:22, Ruth 2:12)
    4. Ruth obeys her Mother-in-law (Ruth 2:20, 3:1-4)
  3. The Kinsman-redeemer (Gen 14, Lev 25:47-55, Ruth 4:1-6)
    1. All the blessings come true for Ruth (Ruth 1:9, 2:12, 4:11-12)
    2. And God is still doing it today through Jesus Christ

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