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This Week: Naomi and Ruth

For the next few months we are learning about some of the heroes of the Old Testament of the Bible. These people loved God and lived their lives for him! This week we are going to learn about two women: Naomi and Ruth. Let’s watch the video and see what happened:

 

Story Video:

© Tommy Nelson. Read and Share Bible. Art by Gwen Ellis.

 

Time to Think and Pray

Questions 

  • Why do you think Ruth wanted to go with Naomi to Israel?

  • What was the name of the rich man that Ruth met in Israel?

  • What was this man like?

  • What did Ruth do to see if the man wanted to marry her?

 

 

Poor Ruth and Naomi had both lost their husbands! Ruth had been married to Naomi’s son and so she thought of her as if she was her own mother. They both lived in a place called Moab. One day, Naomi decided that she wanted to move back to Israel but she told Ruth that she should stay behind in Moab. But Ruth wanted to go with Naomi! She was very loyal and wanted to stick by her. In Moab, people worshipped lots of different gods that were bad. Ruth wanted to go to Israel to be with Naomi and to worship her God, the one true God!

In Israel, Ruth and Naomi didn’t have very much money and so Ruth started working in a field that belonged to a rich man called Boaz. Naomi thought that Boaz could be a good husband for Ruth but they needed to find out if he wanted to marry her. One night, when Boaz was sleeping in his field, Ruth went to him, covered his feet with a blanket and lay down next to him. This was a sign of respect, and when Boaz woke up he was pleased to see what Ruth had done. He knew Ruth was a good woman who loved God, and he liked her very much! Ruth and Boaz got married and had a baby! They and Naomi all happily lived their lives worshipping God together.

Ruth wanted so much to be a part of God’s family and we can too! All we need to do is ask God to be our friend and to try our best to follow and love him each day. God loves us so much and wants us to be a part of his special family!

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that we can be a part of your special family, just like Ruth and Naomi were. Please help us to follow and love you each day so that we can grow in faith and become closer friends with you. Amen.

 

This Week's Song: Great Big God

 

 

 

 

Naomi & Ruth Bookmarks

You will need: White paper or card, colouring pens or pencils, scissors, yarn or ribbon and a copy of the printable template.

Print out the template and choose which bookmark you would like to make – or do all three! Colour them in and cut them out. Tie a piece of yarn or ribbon through the hole in the top to finish it off.

 

Challah Bread Recipe

You will need: 500g White bread flour, 70g caster sugar, 7g dried yeast (1 packet), 2 eggs, 70ml sunflower oil – plus extra for the bowl, and 1 tablespoon poppy or sesame seeds for topping (optional).

Challah bread is a traditional Jewish sweet bread that is usually eaten on the Sabbath each week or at Passover. This might have been the kind of bread that Naomi and Ruth would have eaten! Follow the instructions on bbcgoodfood to make your Challah loaf. Make sure to get help from a parent or guardian to make this yummy recipe!

Recipe by https://www.bbcgoodfood.com

 

 

View previous Children's Page sessions below:

Jesus Appears to Thomas Jesus' Ascension The Walls of Jericho
The Story of Easter - The Last Supper The Story of Easter - Jesus' Sacrifice The Road to Emmaus
Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead Jesus Calms the Storm The Story of Easter - The Triumphal Entry
The Thankful Leper Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand Peter Walks on Water
Jesus is Tempted Jesus Calls Peter Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Christmas - Jesus and the Wise Men Jesus Growing Up Jesus is Baptised
Christmas: Mary and Joseph Christmas: Jesus is Born Christmas: Jesus and the Shepherds
Moses and the Burning Bush Moses and the Exodus Moses in the Wilderness 
Joseph Forgives Joseph and the Promised Land Baby Moses
Isaac and Rebekah Joseph and His Coat Joseph in Egypt
Parable of the Two Builders Parable of The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Abraham and Sarah
 Parable of the Lost Son Parable of the Hidden Treasure Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Parable of the Lost Sheep Parable of the Great Banquet Parable of the Farmer and the Seeds
Re-Creation The Bible Prayer
Paul's Travels Paul the Missionary The Good News
Saul Becomes Paul Paul and Lydia Paul and Silas in Prison

 

 

      


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