16 May 2021 Sunday Morning Service

Ruth 2:1-7
John 4:27-42

2:1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, from the clan of Elimelech, a man of standing, whose name was Boaz.
2:2 And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”
2:3 So she went out and began to glean in the fields behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she found herself working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelech.
2:4 Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The LORD be with you!” “The LORD bless you!” they called back.
2:5 Boaz asked the foreman of his harvesters, “Whose young woman is that?”
2:6 The foreman replied, “She is the Moabitess who came back from Moab with Naomi.
2:7 She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”

4:27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
4:28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people,
4:29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?”
4:30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
4:31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
4:32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
4:33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
4:35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
4:36 Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
4:37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.
4:38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
4:39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
4:40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
4:41 And because of his words many more became believers.
4:42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”