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:

God is Always at Work Around Us (Ruth 1:6; 2:3; 2:12; 4:11; 4:13)

  • God in human history
  • God in our sorrows
  • God in our joys
  • God accomplishing His purposes

Our Part in God’s Work

  • A life of hesed: loyalty and faithfulness
  • A life of trust: God is at work
  • A life of other-ness: it’s not about me

God Brings Unexpected Outcomes

  • Redemption for Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 4:13; 1:9; 3:1) –  a home, spouse, and child
  • Redemption for Naomi through Obed (Ruth 4:14-17; 1:5, 20-21) – a child, fullness, and a role
  • Redemption for Israel through David (Ruth 4:17-22; 1:1; Judges 21:25) – a child, a king, and order in chaos
  • Redemption for the World through Jesus (Matthew 1:1-18) – a child, a king, and a redeemer

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