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Ruth 4:17-22: The Faithfulness of Our Surprising God

November 25, 2018 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Ruth: A Redemption Story

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Ruth 4:17–4:22

Ruth 4:17-22: The Faithfulness of Our Surprising God

     The Wide Lens of God’s Faithfulness

     The Surprising God

     Beauty from Ashes

     Embracing the Outsider

Discipleship Guide & Reflection Questions

  • Reading this week: Luke chapters 1 and 2
  • Questions for Reflection/Discussion:

ENCOURAGE:

  • Why do you think God chose to announce the arrival of Israel’s Messiah to a band of shepherds? How does God’s surprising choice of society’s outcasts challenge the messages you’ve received about what’s significant or important?
  • Consider the many descriptions of Jesus’ identity and mission throughout these chapters. Which do you find most compelling and/or comforting and why? How might these address the hard emotions (anxiety, sadness, despair, etc.) you’re feeling right now?

CHALLENGE:

  • Why do you think Mary was able to be brave (ie - “live out her true self”) in spite of her circumstances and the responsibility laid on her by the angel? What can we learn from her example?
  • Discuss your Rule of Life and how you’re progressing in your chosen areas of focus.

 

More in Ruth: A Redemption Story

November 18, 2018

Ruth 4:11-16 Redemption: Restored & Sustained

November 11, 2018

Ruth 3:14 - 4:10: The Cost and Motive of Redemption

November 4, 2018

Ruth 3:1-13 Hesed Awakens Hesed