The Book of Ruth – An Online Bible Study Group

  Friday, July 8, 2022

Does reading the Bible feel daunting? With 66 books and over 1,200 chapters, anyone would feel overwhelmed. According to statistics, 1 in 8 (12%) Christians admit they rarely or never read the Bible. While another study by Lifeway Research in 2016 purports that 1 in 5 (20%) Americans said they have read all the Bible at least once. At JournalOwl, we’d like to believe the statistic by Lifeway Research in that 1 out of 5 people in America have read the Bible at least once front to back. 

Here's the problem though: although they’ve read the Bible front to back, what have they comprehended? What have they applied to everyday living? What do they remember? And what have they discussed and dialogued about with others? The Bible is the word of God. Wouldn’t it be amazing to read book-by-book & chapter-by-chapter with your friends, family, and colleagues? Not only read it together, but also answer thought-provoking questions about each chapter. 

This isn’t a quiz where you answer true or false questions. To truly comprehend subject matter, you must think through the question, reference the subject material, and devote time & effort to writing out your response in the context of your everyday life. At least that is how many successful and intelligent scholars deeply comprehend their area of expertise.

With JournalOwl, we have taken all 66 books of the Bible and broken them down chapter-by-chapter with thought-provoking questions to pick from, write about, and collaboratively discuss with people from across the world. Taking it a step further, you can Zoom video chat with a private Bible Study group of your choosing, or just follow along with the many other Christians participating. Knowing that you’re actively moving through the Bible with any other people at the same time brings comfort, assurance, and confidence that you can too be one of the 20% who has read the Bible cover-to-cover.  

Today, let’s look at Ruth. The third of the “Historical Books” in the Old Testament. Did you know that Ruth has only 4 chapters? The Book of Ruth is the third of the Historical books in the Old Testament which is 929 chapters in total. That’s a lot of reading! 

Let’s take a closer look at Ruth, a record of the Moabitess who turned to Israel’s God, married Boaz of Bethlehem and became an ancestor of Jesus Christ. This book of the Holy Bible, although small, is particularly powerful. The storyline takes place in the time of the Judges and forms a link between the days when there was no king of Israel and the time of King David. 

In this Online Bible Study Group, you’ll dive into each chapter by reading scripture itself and then answering thought-provoking questions about each chapter. The Book of Ruth starts in Moab where Naomi and her husband Elimelech moved after seeking relief from the famine of Judea. As you’ll read and discuss with others, Elimelech died in Moab, along with their two sons. This left Naomi with two daughter in laws: Oprah and Ruth. When the famine lifted, Oprah decided to stay in Moab, but Ruth went with Naomi back to Judea. 

In this bible study group, you’ll read and learn about Ruth listening to Naomi about the God of Israel. You will also read about Boaz, whom Ruth ended up marrying and having a son, Obed. And Obed, was the grandfather of King David! Fast forward another 1,000 years, Mary the mother of Jesus was born of this family tree. All of these interesting tid bits are covered in the Book of Ruth. 

With JournalOwl Bible Study Groups, you are led through each chapter of the bible in a self-paced journey of exploration. We greet you with thought-provoking questions to journal about that strengthen your understanding of scripture. What’s more is that we’ve developed built-in quizzes to help test your knowledge each step of the way; awarding you a badge if you pass the quiz; giving you access rights to private forums on JournalOwl to openly discuss with other like-minded believers. 

Don’t go at this journey of life alone. With JournalOwl, you can connect with other believers around the world in your quest to learn and grow with God. Share ideas, share stories, share fellowship! 

About JournalOwl Bible Study Groups

JournalOwl® launched Bible Study Groups to assist Christians with their quest to understand and apply God’s word. With 66 online Bible study challenges, participants can dive into God’s word by reading the Bible online and answering thought-provoking questions about each chapter. Bible study group leaders and Pastors can create private clubs for their Ministries and Churches to enable live Zoom discussions for weekly Bible study groups. 

Pastors and Ministers can pair JournalOwl’s Bible Study Groups with their video recorded Sunday lectures to create super challenges for their congregation on JournalOwl. Private, secure, and designed to help people comprehend Sunday’s message and the Bible – JournalOwl is a powerful tool for educational institutes and faith-based organizations. 

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