Esther - When Pride and Prejudice Meet Providence

Esther - When Pride and Prejudice Meet Providence

May 2017 - Jun 2017

Esther is one of the most complicated stories in all of Scripture. It has been disparaged, praised, ignored, and sanitized.

A straightforward reading of this book brings up a lot of moral questions, including "Where is God and why isn't He mentioned?" As we work through this book, we'll discover God's fingerprints are all over this story as He works behind the scenes to accomplish His will.

In the end, the book reminds us that nothing can stop God from keeping His promises. It's a glorious truth repeated from Genesis all the way to Revelation. And here in Esther, we see it play out despite the participants including unwitting world leaders and unfaithful people.

Sermons in this series
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
The last verses of Esther describe how the Jewish festival of Purim was established. The thing about holidays like this one is that you can celebrate it one of two ways. You could celebrate it from a man-focused perspective or a God-focused perspective. We walk through these options in this concluding message in our Esther series.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Duration: 32 mins 34 secs
The tables are turned on Haman and the evil forces bent on harming God's people. God honors, protects, encourages, and vindicates his people Israel. The good news is that He has done the same for all of us who are in Christ - our defeat has been turned into victory!
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Passage: Esther 7
Duration: 33 mins 43 secs
We all have a desire to see justice done. And finally in this story, Haman gets what's coming to him. Through it all, we learn some important truths about God's justice that translate to our own lives.
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Duration: 34 mins 35 secs
Power and Prejudice have had the upper hand so far in the story of Esther. That's all about to change as we reach the turning point of the book.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Duration: 33 mins 34 secs
Esther is confronted with the dangerous reality that has set in due to Haman and Mordecai's conflict. It becomes clear that God is using this risky situation for his own purposes. We explore God's work and how it matters to us in this message.
Sun, May 21, 2017
The plot thickens in chapter three as we see rivalries develop and threats emerge. Ultimately we see the dangers of living by the flesh and walking by sight.
Sun, May 14, 2017
Duration: 34 mins 52 secs
Esther 1-2 does NOT give us good examples of godly mothers. There are few, if any, qualities to emulate. Instead, we do see how God's sovereignty works out His plan. And that lesson can be of great encouragement to moms.
Sun, May 07, 2017
Passage: Esther 1:1-8
Duration: 36 mins 45 secs
Dipping our toes into Esther, we take an overview of the book to discover it's place in Scripture and it's special main characters. Despite it's complicated nature, Esther reminds us that nothing can stop God from fulfilling His promises.
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