We’ve just completed week five of Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy as we followed Ruth from the foot of the threshing floor into the marriage bed and birth of her first child. Most obvious to me is that during this season, Ruth never complained, never expressed anger at God, and never screamed in agony for her living conditions. She simply waited, trusted, and believed with all her heart, soul and strength in a God that was bigger than the problems of her life. I peeked ahead to see what she named the baby….and the abundant blessings waiting for Ruth in the last chapter of our study. I hope you’re enjoying the Kelly Minter study as much as I am! I think if Ruth was living in modern times with access to the internet, she’d most likely listen to this: My Redeemer Lives by Nicole C Mullen

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Kelly Minter Quotes

  • One of the most tragic ways for a Christian to spend her life is to be in the right place with all the right resources but without a willing heart.
  • Our heritage is not a deal breaker for Christ.
  • Laying down our lives for others, for the sake of Jesus, is never wasted.
  • Ruth has lost, she has loved, and now she is leaving a legacy.

This Week’s Scripture Verses-NIV

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. God went for the jugular when he sent his own Son. He didn’t deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. In his Son, Jesus, he personally took on the human condition, entered the disordered mess of struggling humanity in order to set it right once and for all. The law code, weakened as it always was by fractured human nature, could never have done that. The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid on sin instead of a deep healing of it. And now what the law code asked for but we couldn’t deliver is accomplished as we, instead of redoubling our own efforts, simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us. Romans 8:1-4 The Message

Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-25

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

Group Discussion- Answer ONE or as MANY as you like!

  1. On day one, page 121, Kelly asks “What sacrificial, scary, risky or costly decision have you made in obedience to God? And what were the results.”
  2. On day three, page 124, Kelly asks “Where are you in your surrender to God? Are you able but unwilling? Reflect on this and write your answer below.
  3. On day four, we looked at the elders blessing over Ruth. Share a biblical blessing over this group of women in Bible study with you.
  4. On day five, page 134, Kelly asks “How had God changed your life? What has He brought you from?” Share your answers with the group.