Following God Through the OT –

A Little Detour

Ruth 1:16, 17                                                                              March 11, 2018

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Ruth 1:16-18 “But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”


1) I Will Go – Total _ABANDONMENT__ of self


2) I Will Stay – Total __CONTENTMENT___ in circumstances – Ex. 13:12-22

  • People often have no problem following where God leads; the problem is _STAYING_ where God leads.


3) Your People Will be My People – Total   _ACCEPTANCE___ of others


4) Your God My God – Total _TRANSFORMATION___ of life

  • From Chemosh to Elohim


5) Where You Die I Will Die – Total ___COMMITMENT___ for a cause – Gal. 2:20; 2 Tim. 1:12


6) I Will be Buried – Total __HOPE_ for the future – 1 Cor. 15:22-28