Today we begin chapter 4 of Ruth and look at the discussion between Boaz and the other potential redeemer. Who will be the final kinsman redeemer? What will happen to Ruth an Naomi? Open up to Ruth 4:1 and follow along.
Tune in to hear from Pastor Nathan and Ashley Fox! Their topic this week is about patience, and they will be contrasting our lack of patience with the steadfast patience of God.
Ruth has approached Boaz for marriage and redemption and in our study today she heads back to tell Noami. Open your Bible to Ruth 3 and follow along as Pastor Nathan continues our study.
The study is available each day at 12:00pm.
Why would Ruth lay at Boaz’s feet? Why does she refer to him as a redeemer? Grab your sandwich and open your Bible for today’s lesson from the book of Ruth.
Video will be available at 12pm.
When considering COVID-19 it’s important that we stop to remember these Biblical truths:
- God reigns OVER it. If the wind and sea obey Him, so does this virus (Matthew 8:27).
- He is IN THE MIDST of it. He’s our ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
- He wants to do something THROUGH it. He has good purposes in ALL things (Romans 8:28).
- He can bring eternal hope OUT OF it. Millions are being forced to face their mortality. It is urgent that each and every one of them hears and knows the Hope of the Gospel!
So, let’s lift our eyes from the headlines and fix them on Jesus.
Let’s pray – because no quarantine will ever stop its power and reach.
And let’s share the Hope of the Gospel with those around us!
May this worldwide crisis bring unprecedented numbers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, their Savior!
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Today we begin chapter 3 and look at the bold plan of Naomi and the beginnings of the love story between Ruth and Boaz.
Holy Week. A time to soak up and remember all that Jesus did for us. He came, lived a sinless life, and then died for our sins. Each and every one of us. He didn’t count our trespasses against us. We needed Him to die on the cross to atone (or cover) our sins. What hope we have in our future with Him!
Christ, on the cross, took on God’s wrath for our sin. He bore it all. Jesus allowed God the Father to pour out his wrath on Him. He allowed our sin to be put in His name. Hallelujah, it didn’t stop there. He didn’t just take our sin upon himself, he took our sin and gave us his righteousness. Christ’s love is beyond what we can feel or imagine. His love is something we don’t deserve, but something God wants us to know so deeply.
As we think of the price He paid, what Jesus gave up on the cross for each one of us, ask yourself as you meditate on his word this week: Is he worthy? Is he worthy of our time? Most of us have an abundance of time at home with our kids right now. Kids that we have been entrusted to disciple. What better time than now to take this week leading up to Easter to slowly read as a family through the days leading up and following Jesus’ crucifixion.
ACTION STEPS with your kids: Each day this week, read Matthew 26-28. Here is a resource that can guide you when reading and studying scripture with your kids. This is a resource that you can use no matter what the passage.
If reading and talking about scripture is new to your family, now is a great time to start! Tackle these three chapters of scripture in small chunks if that’s helpful. Before beginning, pray and ask the Lord to help his word come alive to you and invite him to work on each of your hearts through reading and talking about the passage.
Read and talk through a few sections during breakfast, lunch, and dinner or before naps and bedtime. Know this, even when we feel like we’re fumbling talking through a passage, the Holy Spirit is at work! Be obedient to Deuteronomy 6:7, “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise,” and trust the Lord with their hearts.
We are praying for you and your families this week. May this Easter not pass like every other year. May it be a year we point our kids continually to the HOPE we have in Jesus’ deep love and sacrifice for each of us.
Suggested Pacing Guide:
Monday: Matthew 26: 1-25
Tuesday: Matthew 26: 26-46
Wednesday: Matthew 26: 47-75
Thursday: Matthew 27: 1-26
Friday: Matthew 27: 27-44
Saturday: Matthew 27: 45-66
Sunday: Matthew 28:1-20
Today we learn about Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, which is known as Palm Sunday.
This week join Jeremiah as he shares about the beginning of the church from Acts chapter 2.