March 31 | Week 13 Gospel Conversation Opportunity – KINSMAN REDEEMER- Happy Easter!


Read Ruth 2:18-20.  What does Naomi say that Boaz is to their family?  She refers to him as a “family redeemer.” 

Jewish tradition would allow for a male relative to step in to take responsibility for a family member who was in need.  Naomi is explaining to Ruth that Boaz is a family member and that she can tell by his actions that he is choosing to step in and take care of Naomi and Ruth.  Jewish tradition calls this role a “kinsman redeemer.”   

Boaz married Ruth and took on the burden of caring for Naomi, literally saving their lives!   

Read Hebrews 2:9-18 

Jesus’ death and resurrection are the perfect picture of him taking on the role of Kinsman Redeemer in our lives.  He loved us and called us “brothers and sisters.”  He stepped in to take responsibility for the sin that we should have been held responsible for.  He took that punishment so that we did not have to be punished.   

In Genesis 3, we read about how Adam and Eve’s choice to sin separated all of us from God.  Genesis 3:15 promises a redeemer who would bridge that separation.  God sent Jesus to be that redeemer.  Ultimately, Jesus had to die on the cross and take on the punishment of our sin in order for that bridge to be built.  But, with his death and resurrection, Jesus conquered death and made it possible for us to have eternal life with Him! 

Today as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, take time to thank Him for loving us enough to step in as our redeemer and make a way for us to have eternal life. 

Click below for this weeks take home sheet!

Weekly take home sheet

March Memory Verse:

He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

March Memory Verse

MArch memory verse song

March memory verse coloring sheet

March Fill-in the blank activity

March Prayer calendar