Jesus, Our Kinsman-Redeemer
- Ruth 3:1 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:2 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:3 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:4 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:5 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:6 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:7 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:8 (HCSB)
- Ruth 3:9 (HCSB)
This message is actually an overview of chapters 3, 4.
Ruth asking Boaz to redeem her = a sinner repenting before Christ
Kinsman-redeemer - must understand this ancient practice to know how to understand, apply the passage
Overview of kinsman-redeemer and what it means to be redeemed by a kinsman-redeemer
Heart of book of Ruth, heart of Bible, Heart of God
We'll see: what the KR did...
Could redeem family member sold to slavery, redeem family member's land, redeem family member's name by marrying a his widow
and who the KR was...
Boaz a type of Christ
1. Qualifications of a kinsman-redeemer
A. Had to be next of kin
Boaz probably a brother, cousin of Elimelech
The humanity of Jesus
Jesus had to be closely related to us to be our kinsman-redeemer
He was born as a human to be related to us and save us
Incarnation - a divine mystery that is beyond comprehension
Don't run past this truth, let it soak in
God became flesh
1 Tim 3:16 - "great is the mystery"
John 1:1 - "the Word was God"
"The Word became flesh and dwelt among us"
Jesus went through same trials, temptations as we went through "without sin"
Hebrews - "took the seed of Abraham to be made like His brethren"
Isaiah 53 - "there is no beauty in his eyes"
He is now the God-Man
When Christ was conceived He agreed to exist in a human body to bleed, die for us then to live for eternity in his glorified human body
He gave up His pre-incarnated spirit form
B. Had to be more than man
Redemption is God's work
Not just Jesus a man but God who became flesh
Problem of Jesus's incarnation: all men inherit sin from Adam
Jesus could not have an earthly father to preserve his flesh from sin of Adam
He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit of a virgin
Matt 1:18, 22-23
Virgin birth of Christ is essential to salvation
What if Christ had been a man of an earthly father?
What if He had remained in heaven?
We would be lost and condemned in our sin
He came down to be qualified to be my kinsman-redeemer, Savior of the world
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