Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School LCMS

4311 104th St. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

Phone: 262-694-4405     Fax: 262-694-0964

Church Office Email: gslutheranoffice@gmail.com

Pastor Email: pastorwillman@gmail.com

School Email: gspreschool34@gmail.com 

 

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Bible Study: The Book of Ruth

June 4, 2017

Opening Hymn: LSB 497 

Psalm 143 

Creed (Back Cover) 

Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover) 

 

1) Setting 

a) The book lies in the cannon between Judges and 1 Samuel 

i) This is essentially a chronological placement 

(1) Likely during the time of Gideon 

ii) Ruth is the great grandmother of David 

b) Moab, Israel, Bethlehem, etc. (see map 

2) The importance of the book 

a) First, it’s connection to David 

i) Places him into a genealogy of faithful people 

b) Second, what it says about the Gentiles 

i) Salvation by grace, through faith, not race 

3) The main characters 

a) Elimelech and Naomi 

i) Mahlon and Chilion (Sons) 

ii) Orpah and Ruth 

b) Were the Israelites allowed to marry whomever they liked? 

i) How do the Moabites fit into this? 

c) What happens to all of the men? 

i) What does this mean for the women? 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327

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