The Greatest Story Reading Plan
The Greatest story
The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history. This ancient library of stories, letters and poems has the power to transform the way we think and feel about everything. We can become so familiar with the Bible that we sometimes fail to see how novel, controversially progressive, and radical the stories really are. In our series "The Greatest Story: The Unexpected Narrative of Jesus" we explore the way the story of Jesus flips the expected narrative upside down.
We want to encourage everyone to engage with the Bible as we journey through this series so every week we will post a reading plan and discussion questions to this page for you to explore personally or in a group.
This week we'll be in the book of Ruth, and as part of our series we want to encourage you to engage with the stories ahead of time. For this week we recommend reading Ruth 3 and 4.
Take some time with these questions by yourself or with others!
If you’d like some tips and advice on reading the Bible check out Pastor Abraham’s blog post here.
1. Read Ruth 2:12, and 4:9. The Hebrew word used for “garment” in 4:9 is the same word used for “wings” in 2:12. How did Ruth find refuge under God’s wings and under Boaz’s garment? How might you find refuge today, under the arms of our redeemer: Jesus?
2. Naomi knew Boaz would pursue the matter until it was settled. Jesus went to extraordinary lengths to offer us redemption. Spend some time thanking God for how much He loves you. If you haven’t felt His love maybe spend some time asking Him to help you feel His endless love.
3. There was another first in line to redeem Ruth but he didn’t want to risk his own estate. Boaz was willing to risk everything to redeem Ruth. As you think about redeemers think about how Jesus has redeemed you. What did He risk for our redemption? Does that change the way you view the significance of the cross?