Is your life not turning out as you had hoped? Has God disappointed you? The trials of life test us to see if we will trust in the promises of God. On the surface, the book of Ruth would appear to be about love and friendship, and that certainly is a theme. However, more profoundly it is the story of people of Israel and the need for a Redeemer. In the same way, God desires to redeem your past and restore your future, so that you may find fulfillment in His gracious love!
In these six sessions of Redeemed: Seeing Christ in the Book of Ruth DVD, you’ll learn:
The historical background to the book of Ruth.
What marriage, widowhood, and redemption meant in Bible times.
How Ruth, a destitute foreigner, becomes an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
How Naomi moves from bitterness to blessedness.
How Boaz as a kinsmen-redeemer points to our ultimate redeemer—Jesus Christ.
Enjoy fantastic section-by-section commentary and insights into the historical and biblical background of Israel at that time, such as:
Naomi had a social status lower than a servant once her husband and sons died.
Ruth took home more than 10 times the average salary of harvesters when she worked in Boaz’s field.
When Ruth asked Boaz to “spread the corner of his garment” over her, she is asking him to make a symbolic gesture for marriage (plus you will find out how this particular act points to our redemption and covenant with Christ).
You don’t have to be an expert to lead this six-session study. Perfect for Sunday school, small groups, Bible studies, or personal use. Ages: Young adult to adult, men or women.
The Six Sessions include:
Light in the Darkness
The Law of Love
This Complete Kit contains everything you need to get started:
1– DVD with six 20-to-30 minute sessions
1– CD-ROM with PDF files with printable posters, fliers, handouts, bulletin inserts, and banners
1– Leader Guide (Printed and a PDF for your iPad or tablet.)
1– Participant Guide (Printed) with session outlines, discussion and application questions, definitions, and extra information. Buy additional Participant Guides for each person.
1– Ready-to-use PowerPoint Presentation packed with over 100 full-color slides
1– 250-page book: Book of Ruth: Hope Fulfilled in the Redeemer’s Grace by Sam Nadler
1– Ruth pamphlet
Additional participant and leader guides available.
About the Host Sam is a Jewish believer in Jesus who was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Queens, New York. As he began looking at the Old Testament prophecies, they seemed to point to Jesus as the Messiah. He soon came to faith in Jesus and realized his Jewishness wasn’t just some accident of nature, but that God had a plan and purpose, not only for the Jewish people as a whole, but for Sam personally.
Ministry Sam Nadler is president of Word of Messiah Ministries, an outreach which develops leaders for world-wide impact for the gospel among the Jewish People. He served as president of Chosen People Ministries and started the Jews for Jesus outreach in New York City. He received a doctoral degree from Southern Evangelical Seminary and has authored several books including Messiah in the Feasts of Israel, The Messianic Answer Book, Feasts of the Bible and devotional commentaries on Jonah and Ruth.