Presentation on theme: "Lessons From Lessons From Esther Lessons From Lessons From Esther."— Presentation transcript:
Lessons From Lessons From Esther Lessons From Lessons From Esther
Does not contain the name of God Longest Verse 8:9
Cast of Characters Ahasuerus: Xerxes Vashti Mordecai Esther (also known as Hadassah) Haman Hatach
Beauty is as Beauty Does 3. Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
Beauty is as Beauty Does The inner man [person] The inner man [person] A meek and quiet spirit A meek and quiet spirit Great price Great price Esther had natural physical beauty But her beauty was more than skin deep.
Providence of God Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 Rom. 8:28 Being in the right place at the right time.
Looked to God for Deliverance Esther 4:16 Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
Eph. 6:18-20 David fought Goliath by depending upon God – 1 Sam.17:45-47 We must fight our battles by looking to God for deliverance. Eph. 6:10-12
Woman of bravery and courage Approached the king for her people Law was death if not accepted It was the right thing to do If I perish, I perish
A time to speak, not to be silent "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 NKJV
Sin always catches up with us Seemed to be getting away with sin The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth. 13 The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming. Ps.37:12-13
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Gal.6:7-8 God always has the last word !
Lessons From Lessons From Esther A Beautiful woman Lessons From Lessons From Esther A Beautiful woman
EstherHadassah Star Myrtle She was the flower of the myrtle tree, full of beauty, full of grace.
Gods name is not found in the book. Yet his presence is felt throughout!
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga Sunday Evening May 18, 2008