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Esther 9:1-32  — Feasting at the Overturned Table

Esther 9:1-32 — Feasting at the Overturned Table

BIG IDEA: PROVIDENCE LEADS US TO VICTORY OVER OUR ENEMIES AND GIVES US CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION AS WE MEMORIALIZE GOD’S FAITHFULNESSINTRODUCTION:All power and authority comes ultimately from God. When He providentially raises up His servants and grants victory over the...
Esther 6:1-14  — Providence Working behind the Scenes

Esther 6:1-14 — Providence Working behind the Scenes

BIG IDEA: GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS SOVEREIGN CONTROL EVEN WHEN THE WICKED IMAGINE THAT THEY ARE IN CONTROLINTRODUCTION:What a reversal of fortunes! Haman starts out this chapter rejoicing in his recent promotion and looking forward to the extermination of the hated Jews....
Esther 5:1-14  — Boldness, Banquets and Boasting

Esther 5:1-14 — Boldness, Banquets and Boasting

BIG IDEA: THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD PREPARES THE WAY FOR A REVERSAL OF FORTUNESINTRODUCTION:It is one thing to know the right thing that God wants you to do. It’s quite another thing to boldly step out in faith and do it. Here we see Esther breaking out of her passive...
Esther 4:1-17  — One Shining Moment

Esther 4:1-17 — One Shining Moment

BIG IDEA: PROVIDENCE POSITIONS YOU TO LEVERAGE YOUR GOD-GIVEN CALLING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR GOD’S PEOPLEINTRODUCTION:There are watershed moments in every person’s life where you are faced with critical decisions regarding fulfilling your God-given calling. Esther...
Esther 1:1-22  — Providential Removal of the Persian Queen

Esther 1:1-22 — Providential Removal of the Persian Queen

BIG IDEA: IMPRESSIVE DISPLAYS OF SECULAR OPULENCE AND DOMINION EXPOSED AS IMPOTENT AND FUTILE AS GOD’S PROVIDENCE WORKS OUT HIS OWN KINGDOM AGENDAINTRODUCTION:Who really is in control on the world stage and in our own lives and destiny? This satirical treatment of the...