Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of March 28-April 3

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This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Ruth

Share a time when someone was kind to you.


The narrative of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz took place in the time of the judges. An Israelite man named Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and their two sons left their land in the town of Bethlehem because of a great famine. They moved to Moab, and soon Elimelech died. The sons married Moabite wives and then the sons also died, leaving Naomi and her two daughters-in law poor widows. Naomi decided to go back home, but urged her daughters- in-law to stay in Moab, where they might find another husband. One stayed behind, but Ruth would not leave her mother-in-law. She was committed to Naomi and the one true God. Back in Bethlehem, Ruth gleaned barley from Boaz’s field for food and found favor with the much-older distant relative of Elimelech. Boaz, who was also committed to the one true God, redeemed Elimelech’s land for Naomi and married Ruth. Boaz and Ruth had a son, Obed, who would become the grandfather of King David.

Opening Prayer

Dear God, thank You for Your love and mercy. Help us to show mercy to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

Opening

Lesson 8 Opening | Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum - Unit 5

Bible Truth

God is merciful.

Bible Lesson: Ruth

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Ruth 1:1–2:13; 4:13–17
    OR
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
God's Story: Ruth

Talk about it

  • How did Ruth show love to Naomi?
  • How did Boaz show mercy to Ruth and Naomi?
  • Who came from the line of Ruth and Boaz?


Ruth left her homeland and went back to Israel with her mother-in-law, Naomi. She worked to take care of Naomi.


Boaz let Ruth gather extra grain from his field so that Ruth and Naomi would have enough food to eat. He made sure that Ruth stayed safe. Later, he redeemed the land that used to belong to Naomi's husband and married Ruth.


Ruth was redeemed by Boaz, who was willing to pay the price to protect her. Boaz reminds us of Jesus, who also willingly paid the much bigger price to pay for our sins. It cost Jesus His life. Jesus is our Redeemer.


Jesus, our Redeemer, came from the line of David. David's great-grandmother was Ruth!

Bible Verse

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. Deuteronomy 4:31

Worship Song

His Mercy Is More | Getty Family w/ Hand Motions

Musical Meditation

His Mercy Is More (Official Lyric Video) - Keith & Kristyn Getty

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for being our strength and for conquering death and the devil for us. Help us to use our strength from You to share Your love with others. In Your name we pray, Jesus. Amen.

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Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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