"Gleaning a Harvest of Grace"(Ruth 2:1-13), Pastor David Doster, August 20, 2017

"Gleaning a Harvest of Grace" (Ruth 2:1-13)

I. Surprised by grace                                                               (Introduction)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…”                                                                                                                    Ephesians 2:8

“Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."                                                             Romans 5:2

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.                                                                               2 Corinthians 12:9

II. Finding favor                                                                                                        (Verses 1-3)

     A. Man of honor

A “Kinsman Redeemer” was the nearest adult male blood relative who served as an advocate for any vulnerable and/or unfortunate clan member in order to correct any disruption to clan wholeness and well being (especially through the redemption or restoration of property, persons, or lineage.)                                                                    R.L. Hubbard

     B. Gracious initiative

III. Bountiful benevolence                                                                                     (Verses 4-12)

     A. Amazing timing

     B. Foreman's feedback

     C. Extra mile

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings…    Psalm 17:8

IV. Gripped by grace                                                                                             (Application)