RUTH 1: Finding Refuge in Loyal Love

February 11, 2018 Speaker: Mark Roelofs Series: Ruth

Scripture: Ruth 1:1–1:22

HOME GROUP DISCUSSION:

- Why was the relationship between Israel and Moab significant to this story?

- Upon her return to Bethlehem, Naomi asked the town to call her "Mara" instead of Naomi. What does "Mara" mean, and how did it reflect how Naomi felt about her circumstances?

- Whom did Naomi blame for her circumstances? Who was responsible for her circumstances?

- Have you felt hopeless in your life before? If so, how did you get through it? What would you share with someone who is experiencing the same hopelessness that Naomi experienced?