Week 9

Ruth (Ruth 1-4)

Big Ideas:  Our caring Creator wants all people of all backgrounds to be a part of His family, both now here in earth and forever with Him in heaven. Through the caring community of Christians the message of God’s love and salvation through Jesus is spread.

 

The story of Ruth is a love story. It is the story of God's love for all people, how that love blesses us to bless the lives of others. The promise of God to send the Saviour continues through Ruth, a foreigner, brought into God's family through very interesting circumstances. It is a wonder to see how God works and faith is created in Ruth's heart. It is amazing to see how God's promises do not depend on people or circumstances. Ruth had very little "standing" in society, and certainly not in Israel (as she was a foreigner). But God brought her into His family and included her in the ancestry of King David; the lineage of Jesus, the promised Redeemer.

 

If you have never read the book of Ruth, take some time to do so. It is a short book (4 chapters) but so rich in showing the love of God and how His love shines through people. "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ Jesus forgives you." Eph. 4:32

 

Bible Memory Verse:  "Be kind ... to one another." Ephesians 4:32

 

Praying: Teacher-led prayers, echo prayers, prayer list for request, "Thank you", "forgive me", "Lord, help me", and praise prayers.

Songs we may sing:

I'm With You

"Who Could Take Our Sins Away?" (action poem/chant)

God Loves (chant)

We Love

Love, Love, Love

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves You! Pass it On.

Be Kind to One Another (Eph. 4:32)

 

Resources that may be used:  What's in the Bible Videos (Vol. 4.2.4 "The Book of Ruth" (7:00) and Vol. 4.2.5 "There Is A Redeemer" (4:03)).

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