Sermon: Kinsmen Redeemer
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
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Ruth: A Story of God’s Faithfulness
Ruth Chapter 4
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7 (NIV)
Naomi had thoughts and feelings the days of redemption were beyond her.
I. Old Testament Kinsman Redeemer
Today we see from the book of Ruth a story of God’s Redemption.
II. Christ Our Kinsman Redeemer
In the Old Testament writings we have types and word pictures of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Redeemer must be blood related … Christ became the incarnation that He might be the blood relative to redeem lost humanity.
Redeemer must be able … Christ was able.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Redeemer must be willing … Christ was willing.
III. The Benefits of Redemption
A. Redemption restores life.
When death seemed inevitable redemption restored life.
B. Redemption gives witness.
We are witnesses not only of each other, but the redeeming work of God.
C. Redemption gives new life.
The lives of the redeemed share in the new life offered.
The story of redemption continues each time a person confesses and believes in Jesus Christ.
In Him we find the fulfillment of God’s faithfulness, care, and love.
In Him salvation is fulfilled for a sinful and lost mankind.
In Him we find that Ruth’s story is our story as we have a redeemer who is faithful and true.