Sunday, May 26
Unit 9, Session 5: Ruth and Boaz
Bible Passage: Ruth
Story Point: God provided a redeemer for Ruth.
Key Passage: 1 John 1:9
Kingdom Kidz Junior
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us. 1 John 1:9a
Senior Kingdom Kidz
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9
Big Picture Question: What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.
Only two books in the Old Testament bear the name of a woman: Ruth and Esther. Ruth’s story occurs at the time when judges ruled over Israel. God’s people were characterized by rebellion and immorality. At a time when the Israelites desperately needed a king to lead them back to God, Ruth’s story of faithfulness points us to Jesus Christ, a coming Redeemer who will make all wrong things right again.
Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross. God gave Ruth—a foreigner—a special place in the lineage of Jesus Christ. As you talk about this story with your children, introduce them to Jesus, our Redeemer. He bought for us salvation, paying the price with His very own blood.
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