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God in Unexpected Outcomes (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “God in Unexpected Outcomes,” at Eastbrook Church this past weekend from Ruth 4:13-22.

Discussion Questions:

  1. This week we bring our series on Ruth, “Unexpected,” to a close. Whether you are on your own or in a small group, take time to read Ruth 4:13-22 aloud.
  2. These last verses in Ruth bring together many themes and loose ends from the book. The first theme relates to God’s provision for Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 4:13). Compare the end of Ruth and Boaz’s story to their beginnings (Ruth 1:3-58-916-182:1-28-1219-203:9-13). How do you see God at work in their story?
  3. A second theme relates to God’s restoration for Naomi, moving her from emptiness to fullness. How has God been at work in Naomi’s life? Look specifically at Ruth 1:1-519-212:20-223:1-516-18;4:14-16.
  4. Naomi’s restoration does not necessarily bring answers to all of her suffering. Part of her restoration Read the rest of this entry »
 

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God in Unexpected Outcomes (Ruth 4b)

This week at Eastbrook, I concluded our series on Ruth called “Unexpected” with a message from Ruth 4: 13-22 entitled “God in Unexpected Outcomes.” I built message around two core truths:

1) God is always at work in around us, and

2) As we live faithfully to God, God will bring unexpected outcomes from our lives.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included the outline for the message below:

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Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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God in Unexpected Joy (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “God in Unexpected Joy,” at Eastbrook Church this past weekend from Ruth 4:1-12.

Discussion Questions:

  1. As we continue our series on Ruth entitled “Unexpected,” This week we continue our series, “Unexpected,” on Ruth by looking at Ruth 4:1-12. Whether you are on your own or in a small group, take time to read the chapter out loud.
  2. As mentioned last week, it is important to understand Bible backgrounds on the ‘guardian-redeemer’ or ‘kinsman-redeemer’, so read through Deuteronomy 25:5-10 and Leviticus 25:25-55.
  3. Boaz brings together the first guardian-redeemer in line and introduces the situation by referencing the land specifically. Why do you think that Boaz starts the discussion with the land and doesn’t mention Ruth until later?
  4. What do you think that Boaz’s words in 4:4, which echo 3:12-13, say about what sort of person he is and his view of God? Read the rest of this entry »
 

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God in Unexpected Joy (Ruth 4a)

This week at Eastbrook, I continued our series on Ruth called “Unexpected” with a message from Ruth 4:1-12 entitled “God in Unexpected Joy.” The main point of my message is that God brings unexpected in the middle of our lives, even in empty places.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included the outline for the message below:

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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God in Unexpected Risks (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend from Ruth 3 entitled “God in Unexpected Risks.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. As we continue our series on Ruth entitled “Unexpected,” this week we will look at chapter 3.  Whether you are on your own or in a small group, take time to read the chapter out loud.
  2. Verses 1-5 set the stage of the action that will happen in this chapter. Compare Naomi now with Naomi at the end of chapter 1 and beginning of chapter 2. What has happened with her? Also, take some time to notice Naomi’s original hope for her daughters-in-law (Ruth 1:8-9) with her plans here. Read the rest of this entry »
 
 

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God in Unexpected Risks (Ruth 3)

This weekend at Eastbrook Church, we continued our series on Ruth called “Unexpected” by looking at Ruth, chapter 3. My message was entitled “God in Unexpected Risks.” The main point of my message is that as we step out with selfless risks, God works in unexpected ways.

You can listen to my message online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included the outline for the message below:

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Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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God in Unexpected Answers (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend from Ruth 2 entitled “God in Unexpected Answers.”

Discussion Questions:

  1. This weekend we are continuing our series on Ruth entitled “Unexpected” with a look at Ruth, chapter two. Whether you are on your own or in a small group, take time to read it out loud.
  2. The story of Ruth continues here in chapter two with the introduction of a pivotal character, Naomi’s distant relative Boaz. How is Boaz described? How does Boaz compare with the men mentioned thus far in the story? Read the rest of this entry »
 
 

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