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Week Nine (Sermon on Chapter 9 will be on 12/6):
Chapter 9: The Faith of a Foreign Woman
Focus: Ruth
Related Bible Text: Ruth 1-4

Discussion Sessions:
Wednesday, Oct 21: 10:10 AM
Thursday, Oct 22: 6:45 PM
Saturday, Oct 24: 10:00 AM
Sunday, Oct 25: 9:00 AM

Questions to think about as you read (page 477 at back of book)

  1. What does Ruth’s story reveal about the love of God?
  2. What does Ruth’s story reveal about how God views all people groups?  What does that mean for you?
  3. Both Ruth and Naomi suffered tremendous loss.  Why does a good and gracious God allow tragedy to come upon those who love him?
  4. When difficult times come, what causes  you to continue to hope in God?
  5. Ruth left her home to follow Naomi and to follow God.  How is God asking you to follow him?
  6. In what way do Ruth’s actions and responses challenge you?  Encourage you?
  7. What steps can you take to become a more selfless, loving person?

Fun games to play (courtesy of D. Pleacher, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins CO)

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