May 26

The Hope of Redemption
(Ruth and Boaz)

Ruth

Preschool

Bible Story Summary:

  • Naomi and Ruth moved to Naomi’s home, Bethlehem.

  • Ruth gathered grain in Boaz’s field.

  • God provided for Ruth and Naomi.

  • Boaz married Ruth and bought back what Naomi’s family lost.

Key Passage:
1 John 1:9a

Christ Connection:
Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives. Boaz bought back what his relatives lost. Jesus is our Redeemer. He bought our salvation by dying on the cross for our sin.

Big Picture Question:
What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.

Story Point:
God provided for Ruth and Naomi.

Big Ideas:

  • God used Boaz to take care of Ruth and Naomi.

  • God sent Jesus to earth through Ruth’s family.

  • Jesus died on the cross and came back to life to redeem us.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Why do you think Ruth decided to stay with Naomi?

  • Name ways God provides for us.

  • Who is our Redeemer who bought our salvation?

Family Activities:

  • Read Matthew 1 as a family. Find Ruth in Jesus’ genealogy.

  • Plan a family get-together with extended relatives. Share the story of Ruth at the gathering. Be sure to tell about our ultimate Redeemer.


Younger Kids

Bible Story Summary:

  • Naomi’s husband and sons died.

  • Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, decided to stay with Naomi and trust God.

  • They needed a redeemer to provide for them and buy back their land.

  • God provided a redeemer for Ruth.

Key Passage:
1 John 1:9

Story Point:
God showed Gideon that victory comes from Him.

Big Picture Question:
What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.

Christ Connection:
Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • Who was Ruth and Boaz’s great grandson?

  • Why is King David’s family so important?

  • Who is our Redeemer?

Family Activity:

Do research with your family to learn about your lineage and cultural heritage. Discuss what it means to be part of God’s family. How can we become sons or daughters of God?


Older Kids

Key Passage:
1 John 1:9

Story Point:
God showed Gideon that victory comes from Him.

Big Picture Question:
What is repentance? Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to Jesus.

Christ Connection:
Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross.

Family Discussion Starters:

  • What did Jesus do to redeem sinners?

  • Think of someone who might be lonely. How can you show God’s love to him or her this week?

  • Pray and thank God for the people who protect you and take care of you.