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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 2:3 This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the little book of Ruth.  This time we see Ruth going out and gleaning for grain in the field of Boaz.  Did she just happen upon that field?  Or, was there something more going on here?

Notes:

B.  RUTH’S INITIATIVE (v2-3)                                        002-ruth-2

IN THE HOUSE

AT THE FIELD

1.  So she departed

2.  and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers;

3.  and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.

a.  What Ruth thought about how she got to that field…

b.  What we know about how she got to that field…

c.  What we just learned about our great and awesome God…

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Ruth Gleans in Boaz’ Field

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 2:1-2  This week Pastor Ron Lewis continues his series on the book of Ruth.  Ruth and Naomi are back in Bethlehem and hungry.   Ruth decides she can work to  get food for them so she asks Naomi permission to go and glean in the fields.  We will see the beautiful way the Lord provides for His own.

Notes:

A.  ELIMELECH’S KINSMAN (V1)                                                 001-ruth-2

1.  Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband,

2.  a man of great wealth,

3.  of the family of Elimelech,

4.  whose name was Boaz.

B.  RUTH’S INITIATIVE (2-3)

IN THE HOUSE…V2

1.  And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field

2.  and glean among the ears of grain

3.  after one in whose sight I may find favor

4.  And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”

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Pastor Ron Lewis:  Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 1:19-22  This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the little book of Ruth.  Naomi and Ruth make the trip back to Bethlehem.  Some of the women didn’t even recognize Naomi because she had changed so much.  Naomi was now angry and bitter, not the sweet, pleasant person they once knew.  Do you blame God when things go wrong?

Notes:

C.  NAOMI AND RUTH’S ARRIVAL IN BETHLEHEM…(19-22)

1.  Bethlehem Responds V 19                                      013-ruth-1

a.  The whole city was stirred…

b.  Some women ask a question…

2.  Naomi’s Angry Speech V 20-21

a.  Naomi denies her name…

b.  Naomi levels 4 accusations against God…

1)  The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

2)  I went out full, but the Lord has brought me back empty.

3)  The Lord has witnessed against me

4)  and the Almighty has afflicted me

3.  The Author’s Summary V 22

a.  Naomi and Ruth returned…

b.  They came at the beginning of barley harvest…

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Naomi’s Angry Speech

 

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 1:15-18  This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the little book of Ruth.  As we look at the third dialogue between Naomi and Ruth we come to the beautiful confession of Ruth.

Notes:

3.  The Third Dialogue V15-18                         010-ruth-1

a.  Naomi’s Final Plea… V15

b. Ruth’s Confession… V16-17

1)  Ruth’s Answer

2)  Ruth’s Vow

a) Your Journey = My Journey

b)  Your Home = My Home

c)  Your People = My People

d)  Your God = My God

e)  Your Future = My Future

3)  Ruth’s Witness

b.  Naomi’s Concession…V18

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Ruth’s Confession

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Naomi’s Argument

Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 1:11-14  This week Pastor Ron continues his series on the book of Ruth.  In this section we see the dialogue of Naomi and her two daughters-in-laws, Orpah and Ruth, as Naomi tries to convince them to go back to their mother’s homes and not follow her to Judah.

Notes:

2.  The Second Dialogue V 11-14                         009-ruth-1

1)  The First Request V11a

2)  Two Rhetorical Questions V11b

3)  The Second Request V12a

4)  The Obvious Answer V12b

5)  A Hypothetical Case V12c

6)  Two More Rhetorical Questions V13a

7)  The Obvious Answer V13b

8)  Naomi’s Painful Summary V13c

9)  Naomi’s Bitter Accusation V13d

b.  Emotions Strike Again…V14a

c.  Orpah’s Response…V14b

d.  Ruth’s Response…V14c

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Ruth 1:8-10  This week Pastor Ron continues his series in the book of Ruth.  Today he opens up the first dialogue Naomi had with Ruth and Orpah as they left Moab for Judah.

Notes:

B.  NAOMI’S PLEA…(V8-18)                                   008-ruth-1

1.  The First Dialogue V8-10

a.  Naomi’s Request…V8a

b.  Naomi’s Prayer…V8b-9a

1) Kindness

2) Rest

c.  Naomi’s Kiss…V9b

d.  Ruth and Orpah’s Response…V9b-10

1) An Emotional one

2) A Stoic one

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ruth 1:6-7  This week Pastor Ron looks at Naomi’s decision as she heads back to Judah. Why did she make this decision?  What happens to a Christian when we stray from God? How do we return?

A.  NAOMI’S DECISION…(V6-7)                        005-ruth-1

A New Testament Principle…

1.  She arose…

2.  That she might return…

3.  For she had heard...

4.  So she departed…

5.  And they went on the way…

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Naomi’s Decision

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