Memory Verse: "But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands." Exodus 20:6 NLT
Scripture Reading: Ruth 4
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” ― Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
Ruth 4:4b NIV - "If you will redeem it, do so. But if you will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line." "I will redeem it," he said.
1. The Redeemer
- Eager to Redeem! Verse 4
- Able to Redeem! Verse 4
- A Relative with Resources!
- Willing to Redeem! Verse 4
- When was it?
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
2) Present: Colossians 1:13-14
3) Future: Faith that it will occur! Job 19:25 NIV - I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on
4) Closer now than ever! Luke 21:28 NIV - When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads,
because your redemption is drawing near.“
5) So Redeem the time! Eph 5:16 KJV - Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Col 4:5 KJV - Walk in
wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
2. The Redeemed
- The redeemed become redeemers! God will use anybody!
- Totally redeemed! Revelation 21
2) Descendant is provided
3) Divine blessing is shared among the nations (Even the Moabite)!
- Have you been redeemed by Jesus through faith?
- Are you redeeming the time?
- Are you redeeming others?