A King from Bethlehem (Ruth 4:18-22)

A King from Bethlehem (Ruth 4:18-22)

Main idea: Even in the midst of the mundane, God is still working out his promised plan.


  1. The origins of God’s promised plan in Genesis
  2. The fulfillment of God’s promised plan in Matthew
  3. One practical consideration from Ruth 4

Secondary sources cited:

  • James M. Hamilton Jr., Typology: Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns—How Old Testament Expectations Are Fulfilled in Christ (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2021).
  • Stephen G. Dempster, Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible, NSBT 15 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003).
  • Barry G. Webb, Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther, NSBT 10 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).
  • George Eliot, Middlemarch (New York: Penguin Classics, 2003).

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