Community Groups Blog Week of May 13th
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** LEADERS: Pastor Robey and Rebecca are beginning their sabbatical this week. Please pray for their fmily - for health strength and a refreshing of their spirits over this important time of rest.
Sermon Title: Reclaimed, Part 6: The Redeemer
Main Text: Ruth Ch. 4
Discussion Questions :
(Please feel free to modify questions to accommodate your specific group!)
READ Ruth Ch. 4: 1- 22
How does Boaz demonstrate the worthiness of Ruth?
Through the story of Boaz and Ruth the outcasts are brought in ... WE are the outcasts. Discuss?
What does it mean to be "redeemed?" What does a life like that look like? READ verses: Eph. 1:7, Gal. 2:20, 1 Peter 1: 18-19, 2 Peter 3:9, John 3:16.
The pain, the struggle, and difficulty of Ruth and Naomi is all made right in the end. What has God done? How did He reclaim them?
Naomi resentfully cries to the women, "Call me bitter.." at the start of this story ... what do the women call her at the end of the story? Why?
How does God speak to your desperation or, even, shame in light of what He has done for Ruth. ( LEADER: Think of Ruth being the outsider - before we knew Jesus, we too were the outsider).
Both, Ruth's pain and redemption intersects with each one of us. She has gone from shame to honor. How? (LEADER: Ruth is in the lineage of Jesus ... Jesus came to remove our sin and shame.)
How does God's beautiful redemption of Ruth from suffering ultimately provide hope for the redemption that awaits us all? (LEADER- NOT that All will be redeemed ... but all have been given the opportunity to be redeemed.)
We all have some brokenness in our lives - How is God redeeming that brokenness and pain today, right now?
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