Jerry Depoy #fundie

Title: “A Shot Gun Wedding with Roses”
Introduction: You are probably wondering how in the world I ever came up with such a title? My wife, Judy, is from Alabama. Do they really marry cousins in Alabama? Well, in this text you have a cousin marrying another cousin. Boaz in under the gun to do so!
Here is my simple message to an amazing story that illustrates the truth of why a lost sinner should say “yes” to God’s marriage proposal. In this story you will find that are three reasons for a person to say “yes” to Jesus!
I know that most messages preached on this text, picture Boaz as Christ, the Kinsmen redeemer. And that would be the correct interpretation of this passage. But I want to turn the passage around a bit and show you another picture. Have you ever thought of Ruth as being a picture of Christ in her desire of marriage? In this message, I want you to think of Boaz as the sinner in need of salvation. Why should a person say “yes” to the marriage proposal of Christ?
1. It is the Law of Life.
A lost sinner needs to confess with his mouth the Lordship of Christ, because the Law of God has commanded him to do so!
If a man refused to take on the marriage of a widowed kinsman, note what was to done to the man. After a shoe would be removed, bespeaking of the holiness of God, the disobedient kinsman was to be spit in the face!
The law of God will not treat those who refuse to come to Christ kindly. The law of God will condemn those who refuse to come to Christ to an eternal hell.
2. It will complete your Life.
When a person says “yes” to Christ, his life becomes complete! Life takes on fullness and abundance.
3. It will extend your Life.
God the Father wants a lost sinner to not only come to Christ because of the law, and because Christ will complete their life, but there should be one final reason, “Because you love him!”
Before this days sun goes down, let me compel you to choose Christ. Accept the wedding invitation of the Son!



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

To post a comment, you'll need to Sign in or Register. Making an account also allows you to claim credit for submitting quotes, and to vote on quotes and comments. You don't even need to give us your email address.