20 Esther – God will Deliver His People

20 Esther – God will Deliver His People

 

Sermon outline

  1. Family Feuds
  2. The Jews and their Enemies
    1. The Setting – Ahasuerus’ Reign, aka Xerxes I
      1. Persian King has wealth beyond comprehension. (Esther 1:6-7)
      2. Vashti’s refusal (Esther 1:19)
    2. Mordecai, a descendant of Benjamin (Esther 2:5, 1Sam 9:3)
    3. Haman the Agagite (Esther 3:1, 1Sam 15:2-8, 17:14-16, Judg 6:3)
  3. Esther, the chosen vessel
    1. A Beautiful Woman (Esther 2:9, 14-18, Prov 12:4, 31:10)
    2. The Impending Disaster
    3. Her Wisdom
      1. Fasting and prayer (Esther 4:16-17, Institutes 3.4.11)
        1. The call to prayer and fasting was a display of Esther’s wisdom.
        2. Consider a fast every Sunday morning.
      2. Opportune time (James 1:5)
  4. The Deliverance (Esther 6:13b, 7:9-10, 8:2)
  5. All of this is meant to teach us 3 great truths (Belgic Confession Article 13, 37)
    1. God is sovereignly watching over the destiny of his people
    2. All the enemies of God’s people will be defeated
    3. God will deliver his people

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