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08(Ruth 04) Our Kinsman Redeemer

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§  Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

§  READ RUTH 4:1-12

§  Having her husband and sons die in the land of Moab, and being left with one daughter-n-law who was a foreigner, all seemed hopeless.

I.       Old Testament Kinsman Redeemer

§  In the Old Testament the kinsman redeemers were relatives who protected the needy members of their extended family. They could redeem (buy back) . . .

§  A relative sold into slavery (Lev 25:47-49)

§  Preserve the family lineage of a deceased male by marrying his widow and providing an heir.

§  Land a relative had sold outside the family. (Lev 25:25)

§  Ruth 4:6 And the close relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it."

§  Boaz steps up to become the kinsman to redeem the land and lineage of Elimelech, Chilion, and Mahlon, Ruth’s deceased husband. Boaz being a blood relative is able and willing to redeem.

II.    Christ Our Kinsman Redeemer

§  1 Peter 1:18-19 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

§  Romans 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.

§  Ephesians 2:11-13 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh -- who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands -- 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

§  Christ is our Kinsman Redeemer!

§  Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

§  Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"),

§  Christ purchased our freedom through His blood as the payment to redeem us.

§  God is still in the redemption business.

A.     Redemption restores life (Ruth 4:6-8)

§  Boaz keeps the family alive! He restores the lineage of Naomi’s husband and sons to continue.

§  When death seemed inevitable redemption restored life.

§  Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

§  Can you sing the song of the redeemed? It’s a song of restoration and renewal in Christ Jesus.

B.     Redemption gives new life (Ruth 4:13-15)

§  The story of Ruth does not end with Grandma Naomi holding Obed the son of Ruth and Boaz.

§  Redemption gives new life so that redemption may continue.

§  Ruth 4:22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.

§  Jesus Christ is our Kinsman Redeemer who gives new life to all who come to Him.

§  The story of redemption continues each time a person confesses and believes in Jesus Christ.

§  Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

§  In Him we find the fulfillment of God’s faithfulness, care, and love.

§  In Him salvation is fulfilled for a sinful and lost mankind.

§  The days of redemption are not beyond us they are before us!

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