Brent Karding
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Christ rejected and accepted
Luke 23:39-43
God commands you to turn from idols to the true God.
Acts 17:22-31
Jesus is sovereign over the natural and spiritual realm
Matthew 9:1-8
Faith leads to speaking.
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
A humble birth and great glory to God
Luke 2:1-21
Because God is uniquely faithful, he will remove our sins.
Micah 7:18-20
Phrasing Narrative and Teaching
Mark 11:12-25
Christ's Supremacy Described and Grounded
Colossians 1:15-17
Christ's Resurrection and Ours
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
God's Furious Punishment
Romans 1:18-25
God will surely set up an indestructible, everlasting kingdom.
Daniel 2:31-45
Just like Adam's sin led to death for all people, so Jesus' obedience led to life for all people.
Romans 5:12-21
To apply this text, think through the Concessive, the Negative, and the Ground (v. 7-9), asking where those things are true of you.
1 Kings 14:1-18
Remember the happiness of the Word-delighting, and the misery of the only other option.
Psalms 1
In every difficulty, cry to God, your trustworthy Savior.
Psalms 42:1-43:5
Jesus, the Father's Spirit-filled Son, inaugurated God's kingdom.
Mark 1:1-15
Paul describes how men and women should act in church, based on their specific roles.
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Dedicate yourself to the local church for the eternal glory of Christ.
Haggai 2:20-23
The gospel call to repentance gives light to people in darkness.
Matthew 4:12-17
God has given the local church the responsibility to judge its members.
1 Corinthians 5
The eternal state will immediately follow Christ's return and our bodily resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
When Jesus next returns, he will destroy death.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
At the day of the Lord, believers will be saved and unbelievers will be destroyed.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
Our certain gospel hope of resurrection should encourage us.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
This passage reveals the fact of and the reason behind God's anger.
Romans 1:18-23
The kind of faith that saves is a faith that is characterized by works.
James 2:14-26
Only those who look to Jesus for spiritual wealth, righteousness, and guidance will sit with him on his throne.
Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus promises eternal life to those who overcome; therefore, cling to the gospel and preach it to others.
Revelation 3:7-13
Those who treasure the gospel and live it out today will enjoy intimacy with Jesus now and forever.
Revelation 3:1-6
Hold tightly to holy living that flows from the gospel.
Revelation 2:18-29
God calls us to boast only in the cross, through which we participate in the New Creation.
Galatians 1:1-6:18
Jesus will destroy His enemies and give eternal life to His people; therefore, the church must not tolerate sin in its midst.
Revelation 2:12-17
It is vital to boast only in Jesus' cross.
Galatians 6:10-18
Those who are fearless in the face of death will receive life from the Victor over death.
Revelation 2:8-11
True spirituality is seen in bearing other people's burdens.
Galatians 6:1-10
You are nothing without love.
Revelation 2:1-7
Serve each other in love through the leading of the life-giving, flesh-opposing Spirit.
Galatians 5:13-26
Jesus is a king and priest who is present with His church in judgment and salvation.
Revelation 1:9-20
Only those who rest on Christ alone for justification will receive eternal righteousness.
Galatians 5:2-12
Obey this urgent revelation so you will be blessed, and rest in the sovereignty of your Saviour.
Revelation 1:1-8
God redeems Naomi - and all Israel - through the son of Boaz and Ruth.
Ruth 4:13-22
Believers must stand firm in the freedom of being God's children through faith alone in his promise.
Galatians 4:21-31
Boaz generously and sacrificially redeems Elimelech's and Mahlon's family.
Ruth 4:1-12
Paul's proven trustworthiness and godly motives should have led the Galatians to trust him, not reject him.
Galatians 4:12-20
In Christ we are God's fully adult sons and heirs.
Galatians 4:1-11
Boaz commits himself to redeem Ruth.
Ruth 3:1-13
All of God's children enjoy his covenant and promised salvation through faith in Christ.
Galatians 3:15-29
Ruth and Naomi encounter the generosity of Boaz.
Ruth 2:14-23
Gentiles are declared righteous, become the true Israel, and receive the blessing and the Spirit by faith alone.
Galatians 3:1-14
God guided Ruth to the field of a man who showed undeserved favor to her.
Ruth 2:1-13
Justification by faith, not by works, alone glorifies God's grace and accomplishes the purpose of Christ's death.
Galatians 2:11-21
Ruth committed herself to Naomi and to her God.
Ruth 1:15-22
From the beginning of church history, there has been only one true gospel.
Galatians 2:1-10
The biblical gospel is demonstrably given by Jesus.
Galatians 1:11-24
Naomi was left alone in a foreign land, suffering judgment.
Ruth 1:1-5
A bitter Naomi plans to return to her homeland, and convince her daughters-in-law not to.
Ruth 1:6-14
Reject the perverted gospel and embrace the God-accomplished and God-taught gospel.
Galatians 1:1-10
It is right for God to show mercy on whomever he desires to show mercy - and we should praise him for this!
Jonah 1:1-4:11
God is right to show mercy on whomever he chooses.
Jonah 4:1-11
God cares about Gentiles.
Jonah 3:1-10
The Lord saved Jonah because he prayed to him.
Jonah 2:1-10
Jesus' death and resurrection created Gentile worshippers.
Jonah 1:1-17
Because God is holding tightly to you, hold tightly to his Word.
2 Thessalonians 1-3
We pray for you to experience God's grace and peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Paul gives two final commands in the main body of this letter: pray and stay away.
2 Thessalonians 3:1-15
How God's sovereignty motivates our perseverance
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
Ephesians 2:1-10
God is holding tightly to you.
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The path to eternal happiness isn't what you think: it requires joyful endurance of trials and humble obedience to God's Word.
James 1
Choose the way of life that God delights in, a Christlike life of compassion and purity, for this is the pathway to Heaven.
James 1:26-27
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Phrasing of Ruth 3:14-18
Ruth 3:14-18
Boaz acted with generosity again, and Ruth waited for redemption.
Published March 28th, 2019
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3:14-18 (March 27/19)
3:14-18 (March 27/19)
Ruth 3:14-18
So she lay
at his feet
until the morning,
but arose
before one could recognize another.
And he said,
“Let it not be known
that the woman came
to the threshing floor.”
And he said,
“Bring the garment you are wearing
and hold it out.”
So she held it,
and he measured out six measures
Result #1
of barley
and put it
Result #2
on her.
Then she went
into the city.
And ... she said,
when she came to her mother- in- law,
“How did you fare, my daughter?”
Then she told her all
that the man had done
for her,
“These six measures ... he gave to me,
of barley
for he said
to me,
‘You must not go back empty- handed
to your mother- in- law.’”
She replied,
“Wait, my daughter,
until you learn
how the matter turns out,
for the man will not rest
but will settle the matter today.”
Head: How is Christ "our relative" (1)? For Boaz is clearly a type of Christ - a redeemer (9). Answer: He is fully human . He is no less human than any of us! Yet, as has been well said, in the incarnation Christ became what he had never been before , without ceasing to be what he had always been . So Jesus was still fully God . And as God, he had the ability to pay the infinite price of our sin that was required for our redemption. And as God and man, there is no redeemer "nearer" than he (12). There is no-one more fitting and perfect than he. Heart: To "spread [one's] wings" (9) was a reference to marriage . "Wings" could refer to "the corner or fold of one's garments" (Block, 180). This is what God has done for us, in a reference that goes back to Ruth - Ezekiel 16:8-14. This passage shows the depths of our sin, and the greatness of God's grace and redemption. He doesn't take - he gives ! Hands: 1. Since Ruth came to and trusted Boaz alone , he redeemed her (10-11). 2. Boaz was careful for Ruth's reputation, as well as his own (14): they got up before it grew light (did this keep things more impersonal?), and Boaz made sure that no-one knew what had happened (it would certainly have been misinterpreted). 3. The second thing Boaz said (15) was about providing generously for Ruth's needs: he gave her again more food for herself and her mother-in-law. I wonder if this functioned like a down-payment in their minds? This isn't a "type" of the Holy Spirit, of course, but this food was just a small taste of the full redemption Boaz was going to provide - and it shows his heart of steadfast love and kindness. Wouldn't Ruth have gone home rejoicing? The only cloud in her sky would have been this "other" redeemer - but in any case, she was now safe! For us, there is no other Redeemer. But that doesn't stop us from forgetting his generosity and sliding into doubt. 4. When Ruth "told ... all that the man had done for her" (16), it made me think of an echo of this verse - perhaps a deliberate echo? - in Mark 5:19, after Jesus has cast the demons out of the man of Gadera. How much more should not we tell others what the Lord has done for us ? He will never let us "go back empty-handed" when we come to him, praying in faith (17). 5. We, too, must trust our redeemer and " wait " upon him (18; see also the Ground in 11b as well). " For " Christ is no lazy Saviour, but is passionate for his people's good (18). We cannot redeem ourselves, for we are poor - but the Lord "delivers the needy when he calls" (Ps 72:12)! Though it may still be night, joy comes "in the morning? (see the two Temporal phrases in 13).
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