Summary: This sermon looks at the role of the kinsman redeemer and relates the redeemer to Chirst. The sermon also shows three benefits of redemption.

I. Introduction

a. The Story of Ruth

i. Ruth 4:1-5

ii. In the Old Testament, the New is Concealed, In the New Testament, the Old is Revealed.

1. The Redemption of Ruth gives us the Testimony of Jesus.

b. Reasons for Redemption

i. A Relative Sold into Slavery (Lev. 25:47-49)

ii. Preserve the family lineage of a deceased male by marrying his widow and providing an heir (Deut. 25:56)

iii. Land a relative had sold outside of the Family (Lev. 25:25)

c. Qualifications for Redemption

i. Must be a blood relative.

1. Christ Was – John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

ii. Must be able to redeem.

1. Christ was Able – 1 Peter 1:18-19, “knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, {the blood} of Christ.

iii. Must be willing to redeem.

1. Christ Was – Hebrews 9:12, “and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”

iv. So what are the Benefits of Redemption?

II. The First Benefit is Redemption Restores Life (Ruth 4:6-8)

a. Boaz restored the Life of Ruth and Naomi

b. Christ Restored our life –1 John 5:11-13

III. The Second Benefit is Redemption Gives Witness (Ruth 4:9-12)

a. There were those who witnessed the Redemption of Ruth.

b. We are to be witnesses of Christ Redemption – Acts 1:8 - but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."

IV. The Third Benefit is Redemption Gives new Life (Ruth 4:13-15)

a. Ruth had a new life with Boaz.

b. We have a New Life with Chirst – 2 Corinthians 5:17, Rom 6:4 - Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

V. Conclusion

a. Redemption Restores Life

b. Redemption Gives Witness

c. Redemption Gives New life.

d. The Redemption of Ruth Brought about Jesus. (Ruth 4:17)

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