Corner Church • North Loop MPLS • Uptown MPLS • Camden MPLS
Corner Church • June 9 •
Ruth 4
Locations & Times
  • Corner Coffee In The North Loop
    514 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
    Sunday 8:45 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Uptown
    1414 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Camden
    4155 N Thomas Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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MISSIONS: Pray for Phil & Katja Zarns. They are missionaries to Sweden but are currently serving as Missionaries in Residence at North Central University.
COMMUNITY: Pray for people in your world that are distant from Christ and community. Pray for opportunity to be a light in their lives.
CHURCH: Pray for opportunity and provision for Corner Church to multiply into new communities.
First Dialogue Question:

Google search: Redemption

What is redemption? How is redemption central to Christianity? Where does redemption happen outside of Christianity?
Second Dialogue Question:

What struggles would Average Joe American have with not being solely responsible for his or her own redemption?
Names of Ruth:

Bethlehem - house of bread
Elimelek - my God is king
Naomi - pleasantness
Mahlon - sickly
Kilion - failing
Orpah - stubbornness
Ruth - friendship
Mara - bitterness
Boaz - strength is within him
Obed - serving; worshipping
Colossians 2:9-10 - Fullness
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Ephesians 2:4-5 - Alive because of grace
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.

Romans 8:2 - Free from the law of sin and death
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Isaiah 54:14 - Nothing to fear
14 In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.

1 John 5:18 - Safe from the evil one
18 We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.

Ephesians 1:4 - Blameless
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

Philippians 4:7 - Safe heart and mind
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:17 - Abundantly receiving grace
17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Ephesians 1:17-19 - Knowing God better
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength…

1 Peter 2:9 - Chosen
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Ephesians 2:10 - God’s handiwork
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - New creation
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Romans 8:17 - Child of God
17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Romans 8:37 - Conquerors
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

2 Corinthians 5:20 - Ambassadors of Christ
20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - Valuable
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Colossians 1:13-14 - Forgiven
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

1 Peter 2:24 - Righteous
24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

John 3:16 - Loved
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Galatians 2:20 - Paid for by Jesus
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Internally Process Questions

Circle the “names” that are part of being in relationship with Jesus that you feel the most distant from today.

Write some “names" / identities you have that are pulling you away from your identity in Christ.

How does commitment, character and long-term solutions lead you to a redemption of your name?
Final Dialogue Question:

What becomes more clear as you see the tension between identity in Christ and identity apart from Christ?
Take It Deeper Questions:

Read Ruth 4.
What have been your top three biggest life changes? (ex: salvation, move, marriage, divorce...)
Why was Boaz willing to be the kinsman-redeemer?
How did Ruth’s life change and how was it the same after she married Boaz?
Why does God want to see humanity redeemed?
How does Jesus fit into that redemption?
How is life different and how is it the same after being redeemed by Christ?