The Book of Ruth Bible Study
CrossWise Living: The Book of Ruth is the first in a series of in-depth, inductive Bible studies designed to be used by small groups or individuals. Discipleship resources created by CrossWise Living Ministries are designed to promote intergenerational ministry and mentoring relationships.
Women of all ages will be inspired by this 5-week, interactive study of the Book of Ruth, one of the Bible’s most beautiful stories of loyalty, love, and redemption.
About the study
After the first introductory lesson, for each of the four weeks ahead you will have 5 days of homework to complete. Although you may wonder now how you will find the time to do this, you cannot imagine how beneficial it will be until you actually make a commitment to study the Word of God for yourself. When you ask God to help you fit this in to your daily schedule, he will show you, giving you the time and energy to keep your commitment. You will be discovering the delights of searching the Scriptures on your own, using both the Old and New Testaments to find answers to questions that will range from historical information to personal application.
Class sessions will start with a whole group discussion, where you may be asked to volunteer to share your answers or look up Bible verses to read aloud. The focus during this part of the class will on gaining and sharing knowledge.
The second part of the class session, you will meet in your small group for discussion of the personal application questions (marked AQ). The focus here will be on gaining wisdom, which is the ability to apply the knowledge you have gained. Because you will be in a smaller group, you will have more opportunity to share the details of how God is working in your life as a result of your study of his Word.
The final 15-20 minutes of your small group time will be devoted to sharing prayer requests. It is best if you come prepared with your request written down so that you can share briefly and concisely with your group members. This workbook contains a place for you to record prayer requests as each member shares.