This Sunday we’re continuing in this series on the book of Ruth. I’ve been struck by the themes of redemption, waiting, and steadfast-love. This past Lord’s Day, Pastor Hawkes preached on Ruth 3:7-13, where Ruth takes a huge risk by coming to Boaz in the night and essentially asking for marriage with the epic words, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings over your servant, for you are a redeemer.” Her stepping out in faith was rewarded by the sure promise of Boaz that she would be redeemed, and that she could rest easy know that. This week, Ruth travels home to wait and hope that the redeemer will keep his word.
Let’s use these links to prepare for worship at Uptown this coming Sunday. I encourage you to spend ample time in meditation on God’s word this week. Pour over Ruth 3 and ask the Lord what he would have you understand. These words are his and they are life and light. I pray the Holy Spirit illuminates your time in his word.
Scripture: Ruth 3:14-18
Sermon: “Waiting Upon the Redeemer”
Worship Leader: Tom Ellis
Confession of Sin : From The Worship Sourcebook, 2.2.13
All: Holy and merciful God, in your presence we confess our sinfulness, our shortcomings, and our offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we are ashamed and sorry for all we have done to displease you. Forgive our sins, and help us to live in your light, and walk in your ways, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.