Remarkable and Resilient: Ruth (Part 4) by Carol McLeod

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Remarkable and Resilient: Ruth (Part 4)
Series: Remarkable and Resilient: Ruth
Carol McLeod

Teaching Notes:

Once upon a time, in the land of Bethlehem,

         there was a family – mom, dad and 2 sons:

Dady’s name was Elimilech,

         Mom’s name was Naomi,

                  Their 2 boys were Mahlon and Chilion –

they lived in Bethlehem, which was in Judah

         (house of bread in the land of praise) –

there was a famine – so they panicked and fled – went to Moab –

according to Psalm 108:9 was the garbage pail of God –

Elimelech, Mahlon and Chilion all died in Moab –

         after the two sons had married Moabite wives –

Naomi and one of the daughters-in-law returned to Bethlehem –

         Ruth had chosen to care for her mother-in-law and

                  chose the God of Naomi on a dusty road somewhere

                           between Moab and Bethlehem –

Ruth and Naomi needed food –

Ruth went to glean in a field and found out that by happenstance

         she had gleaned in the field of Boaz –a close relative –    

After 6 weeks of gleaning, Naomi encouraged Ruth to communicate

         that she wants him to take her as her kinsman-redeemer –

Boaz had had his eye on Ruth all along –

         he knew her character – had blessed her abundantly

Ruth came to Boaz on the threshing floor during harvest time – 

Provides for her and tells her that there is another kinsman

         who must first be approached –

Naomi is excited! The time has come – Boaz will see to it today –

So, we left Naomi and Ruth sipping tea on the front porch as

         they wait for word from Boaz –

Morning has broken … it’s a new day …

         Let’s go back to the town gate and see what is happening there

Last time we were at the town gate was when Ruth and Naomi were


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