By Stephen Armstrong
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The Book of Ruth is classically described as a love story or a story of redemption. Of course, these descriptions are not wrong, but they are incomplete. The story of Ruth is properly understood as a book of eschatology, or a prophetic picture of God's plan for Israel and the Church. The literal events of the story foreshadow and explain God's redemption of a disobedient Israel and the opportunity for the outside, Gentile world to share in Israel's promises. This course is taught in a unique form, with the primary story of Ruth paralleled with the story of end times.
||CleanLesson 4B||Boaz redeems Ruth and Naomi and in the process becomes a powerful picture of Christ.||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 4A||Boaz determines to force his relative to decide whether to become the kinsman redeemer for Naomi's family.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 3C||The end of the harvest and Ruth's nighttime encounter with Boaz are pictures of the end of the age.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 3B||Ruth is instructed by Naomi on how to obtain rest with Boaz.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 3A||Boaz begins to keep his promises to Ruth as she works in his field.||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 2B||The relationship Boaz establishes with Ruth is a picture of our relationship to Christ.||7/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 2A||Ruth happens into Boaz's field while Boaz happens to take note of Ruth.||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 1D||Naomi's return to the land with Ruth pictures Gentiles attaching themselves to Israel during a time of judgment.||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 1C||Naomi separates from one daughter-in-law and takes the other one back to Judah.||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 1B||The characters, the times, and the meaning of the picture of Israel and Jehovah||5/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLesson 1A||The characters, the times, and the setting of Ruth||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|