Community Groups Blog Week of May 13th

Community Groups Blog Week of May 13th

Announcements: 

** STUDENT MISSION CAMP:  This summer, from July 30 - August 3rd, middle and high school students will experience a week of growing in their faith and serving our local community, all the while earning up to 100 volunteer hours for their schools!   westpines.org/unleashed  

** 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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