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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you so much in love ready to give your surname to your wife? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that CHRIST gave everything to us, His Name, His identity, His reputation (Ephesians 3:20) Ephesians

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you so much in love ready to give your surname to your wife?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that CHRIST gave everything to us, His Name, His identity, His reputation (Ephesians 3:20)

Ephesians 3:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

IV. TEXT:

Ruth 4:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

And with the land I have acquired Ruth, the Moabite widow of Mahlon, to be my wife. This way she can have a son to carry on the family name of her dead husband and to inherit the family property here in his hometown. You are all witnesses today.”

V. THESIS:

Ephesians 3:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

VI. TITLE:

Kinsman Redeemer: Comparison between Boaz and Ruth vs. CHRIST and the Church

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Unknown, probably Samuel

B. Period: Time of the judges

C. Subject: How a young Moabite woman's life was enriched.

D. Main Purpose: To show how a Gentile woman became one of the ancestors of CHRIST.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. CHRIST redeemed the Church - Boaz redeemed Ruth

"And with the land I have acquired Ruth"

1. acquire or purchase came from the Hebrew word: "qanah" meaning to procure especially by purchase, to recover, to redeem.

2. CHRIST redeemed, or ransomed us from the devil, acquiring or owning us especially by purchasing us paying us by His blood, while Boaz acquired Ruth by His name, properties, and reputation.

1 Peter 1:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.

1 Peter 1:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver.

Matthew 20:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Psalms 34:22 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But the Lord will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.

Ruth 3:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Stay here tonight, and in the morning I will talk to him. If he is willing to redeem you, very well. Let him marry you. But if he is not willing, then as surely as the Lord lives, I will redeem you myself! Now lie down here until morning.”

B. CHRIST married the Church - both Jews and Gentiles - Boaz married a Moabite

"And with the land I have acquired Ruth, the Moabite widow of Mahlon"

1. It is literally, spiritually and in all aspect, it's a marriage made in Heaven, for we will be wed to the LORD in Heaven.

Revelation 19:7-9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.

She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”

Ephesians 5:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her

Ephesians 5:32 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.

Isaiah 62:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Your children will commit themselves to you, O Jerusalem, just as a young man commits himself to his bride. Then God will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.

Isaiah 61:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.

Matthew 9:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Matthew 25:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

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