The Book of Ruth:
Finding the love you want




Start Thinking.

1. Which part of this message was most impactful for you and why? Is there anything you want to learn more about?

2. Read Ruth 2:1-3. What stands out to you in this passage? What qualities do you see in Ruth?

3. What quality or characteristic is God calling you to develop? How can you work on developing that trait?


Start Sharing.

1. Sometimes God uses natural circumstances to bring about His supernatural plans. Share about a time when you saw the providence of God in your own life. What did you learn through that experience?

2. Is there an area in your life where you're ready to move to the next chapter? Talk about this with your Small Group. 


Start Praying.

Father, thank You for caring so deeply for us. We want to honor You with our whole lives, so help us turn away from anything that's preventing us from being close to You. Please develop our character and help us look more like You. Help us to see all the ways You're moving in our lives today. In Jesus' name, amen. 


Start Doing.

Look for ways God is at work in your life this week. Share what you notice with your Small Group!

Key Scriptures

...“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I
will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Ruth 1:16 NIV

"Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side,
a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek,
whose name was Boaz. And Ruth the Moabite
said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick
up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my
daughter.” So [Ruth] went out, entered a field and
began to glean behind the harvesters..."
Ruth 2:1-3 NIV  

"So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the
harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech. While she was there, Boaz arrived from
Bethlehem and
greeted the harvesters. “The LORD be with you!”
he said. “The LORD bless you!” the harvesters
replied. Then Boaz asked his foreman, “Who is
that young woman over there? Who does she
belong to?” And the foreman replied,
“She is the young woman from Moab who came back with Naomi. She asked me this morning if she could gather grain behind the harvesters. She has been
hard at work ever since …” Boaz went over and
said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Stay right here
with us when you gather grain; don’t go to any
other fields.... I have warned the young
men not to treat you roughly. And when you are thirsty, help yourself to the water they have drawn from the well.”
Ruth 2:3-9 NLT

“May the LORD repay you for what you have done.
May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
Ruth 2:12 NIV 

"At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here.
Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.”
When she sat down with the harvesters, he
offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over."
Ruth 2:14 NIV