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February 20, 2022 • Marty Miranda • Choose

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Sermon Notes - February 20, 2022
Choose: Ruth - Genealogy - Marty Miranda

Ruth 4:13-22 (NIV)
So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.

“We are delusional to imagine that those whose lives are marked by deep tragedy will somehow, someday escape the weight of grief.” - Carloyn Custis James

Legacy is what we pass down to others.

Legacy is something we pass down whether we choose to or not.

Legacy is built by choosing what kind of people we will be.

hesed - kindness and sacrificial love
A willingness to demonstrate love for others through actions, genuine concern for others and a willingness to do more than what is expected.

Ruth 1:8 (NIV)
“Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me”

When we choose to be people of kindness, we opt-in to participating in God’s Legacy.

Choose to let Jesus start a new beginning for you

Choose to be a person of kindness

Choose Legacy now, so others experience the blessing later.

Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”