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Summary: This is the third in a series that I preached before Christmas to show the signifigance of the coming of the Messiah

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TEXT: RUTH 4:1-6

SERIES TITLE: GLIMPSES OF GRACE

SERMON III TITLE: CHRIST OUR KINSMAN REDEEMER

THE STORY:

A. ELIMELECH AND NAOMI LEFT BETHLHEM

1. THEY LEFT THE HOUSE OF BREAD IN A TIME OF DROUGHT.

B. SONS MARRRIED MOABITE WOMEN

1. ORPAH

2. RUTH

C. ELIMELECH, MAHLON, AND CHILION DIED.

D. NAOMI AND RUTH GO BACK TO BETHLEMAM.

1. ORPAH RETURNED TO THER PEOPLE AND HER GODS.

BOAZ WAS THE KINSMAN REDEEMER:

A. THE LAW OF THE LEVERITE MARRIAGE:

1. FOR WIDOWS WHO HAD NO CHILDREN

a. FIRST TO A BROTHER.

b. UNCLES AND RELATIVES OF THE DEAD’S FAHTER’S FAMILY.

c. THE NEAREST RELATIVE.

B. BOAZ WAS THE NEXT TO THE CLOSEST KIN.

TRANSITIONAL STATEMENT:

MAN WHO WAS SOLD UNDER SIN BY ADAM’S TRANSGRESSION HAD TO BE BOUGHT BACK TO GOD BY A KINSMAN REDEEMER. SO CHRIST CAME IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL MAN!!!

I. TO REDEEM MEANS TO BUY BACK:

A. THE LAW OF REDEMPTION AND THE LEVERITE MARRIAGE:

1. PROVIDED FOR THE RESTORATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS AND LAND TO THE FAMILY.

B. THIS WAS SO THAT:

1. NO ONE WOULD BE LOST FROM THE FAMILY!

2. THE FAMILY WOULD LOOSE NO POSSESIONS!!

II. BOAZ REDEEMED RUTH OUT OF LOVE AND NOT OF DUTY!

A. HE WAS NOT RESPONCIBLE TO REDEEM HER!

1. BUT HE DID IT ANYWAY!

B. “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.”

C. HE DID NOT HAVE TO REDEEM US

1. BUT HE LOVED US ENOUGH TO DO IT!

III. HE RESTORED HER AND ALL THAT WAS HER’S TO THE FAMILY!

A. THAT IS WHAT CHRIST DID FOR US!

B. WE WERE SEPERATED FROM THE FAMILY OF GOD

1. BY ADAM’S SIN

2. BY OUR NATURE

3. BY OUR WILL

4. BY OUR SIN

C. THE ONLY WAY WE COULD RETURN TO GOD WAS TO BE REDEEMED!

REVELATION 5:9, “AND THEY SUNG A NEW SONG, SAYING THOU ART WORTHY TO TAKE THE BOOK, AND TO OPEN THE SEALS THEREOF: FOR THOU WAST SLAIN, AND HAST REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD OUT OF EVERY KINDRED, AND TONGUE, AND PEOPLE, AND NATION;”

ROMANS 3:23-24, “FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD; BEING JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS:’

D. WE WHO WERE STRANGERS TO THE FAMILY OF GOD ARE NOW SONS!!!!

IV. NOT ONLY WAS BOAZ THE REDEEMER, HE WAS THE KINSMAN!!

A. THE REDEEMER HAD TO BE ONE OF THE FAMILY!

B. OUR REDEEMER HAD TO BE ONE OF THE FAMILY TOO!

C. TO BUY US BACK HE HAD TO BE A MAN:

1. NOT JUST ANY MAN, A PERFECT MAN.

2. THE LEVERITE HAD TO BE A LIVING KINSMAN.

3. ALL MEN ARE DEAD IN SINS AND TRESPASSES.

D. SO GOD CAME AS A MAN!

1. JOHN 1:1

2. JOHN 1:14

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8, “WHO BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD, THOUGHT IT NOT ROBBERY OT BE EQUAL WITH GOD: BUT MADE HIMSELF OF NO REPUTATION, AND TOOK UPON HIM THE FORM OF A SERVANT, AND WAS MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF MEN: AND BEING FOUND IN FASHION AS A MAN,HE HUNBLED HIMSELF, AND BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH, EVEN THE DEATH OF THE CROSS.”

V. RUTH WAS REDEEMED BECAUSE SHE WAS WILLING:

A. RUTH 3:9 SHE ASKED TO BE REDEEMED.

B. CHRIST WILL NOT REDEEEM YOU AGAINST YOUR WILL!

1. GOD IS A GENTLEMAN HE WON’T FORCE YOU!!

C. ORPAH COULD HAVE BEEN REDEEMED:

1. BUT SHE WENT THE OTHER WAY.

D. ALL MEN CAN BE REDEEMED:

1. BUT ALL WILL NOT BE REDEEMED!


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