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Joshua

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Judges

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Ruth

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1 Samuel

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2 Samuel

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1 Kings

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2 Kings

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1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles


Ezra


Nehemiah


Esther

The Book of Esther is primarily a book of the history of the Jews around the time of the return of the Jews to the land under Ezra. But… what in the world does it have to do with us today…?

Esther's life was very similar to ours in that it was full of trials, tribulations, difficulties, and problems. Esther also had to deal with the “deafening silence” of God when she was anxious, worried, and even concerned for her life (Est 4.10-13, 16).

Esther lived during a time when her entire world was governed by godless pagans… and God's people were basically apathetic and indifferent to God's plan (most of the Jew chose not to return to the land!).

But Esther chose to trust God. She chose to get involved in God's plan, even at the risk of her own life and comfort (she chose to sacrifice her comfort and provision as queen in order to make a difference).

Esther is a book about God's providential care of His people. Even though we may not see God in the daily circumstances of our lives, if we will trust Him and follow His plan, we will see Him providentially lead to victory in Christ (victory in fulfilling our life's mission).


Outline

  • Introduction & Overview
  • (Est 1-2) Esther: The Great Change in the Kingdom
    • (Est 1) Vashti's Demise
    • (Est 2) Esther's Rise
  • (Est 3-7) Haman: The Great Enemy of the Jews
    • (Est 3) The Plot of Haman
    • (Est 4) The Plan of Mordecai
    • (Est 5) The Petition of Esther
    • (Est 6) The Praise of Mordecai
    • (Est 7) The Pronouncement Against Haman
  • (Est 8-10) Mordecai: The Great Victory at Last!
    • (Est 8) The Vindication of the Jews
    • (Est 9) The Victory of the Jews
    • (Est 10) The Vantage of Mordecai

Messages

Study Links
Introduction & Overview
Charts & Outlines notes
A Survey of the Content notes, audio
Background Study notes, audio
Types & Pictures: Doctrinal notes, handout, audio
Types & Pictures: Personal notes, audio
(Est 1-2) Esther: The Great Change in the Kingdom
(Est 1) Vashti's Demise
(Est 1.1-9) The King's Feasts: Problems notes, audio
(Est 1.10-11) The King's Desires notes, audio
(Est 1.12) The Queen's Disobedience notes, audio
(Est 1.13-18) The End of a Marriage notes, audio
(Est 1.19-22) The End of a Queen notes, handout, audio
(Est 2) Esther's Rise
(Est 2.1-4) A Useless Proposal notes, audio
(Est 2.5-7) A Divine Provision: An Adoption notes, more notes, audio
(Est 2.8-11) A Divine Provision: A Steward notes, audio
(Est 2.12-14) Worldly Pleasures notes, audio
(Est 2.15-18) God's Provision: Esther notes, audio
(Est 2.19-20) A New Provision notes, audio
(Est 2.21-23) New Protection notes, audio
(Est 3-7) Haman: The Great Enemy of the Jews
(Est 3) The Plot of Haman
(Est 3.1) Haman's First Mention notes, audio
(Est 3.1b) A Bad Decision: Haman in charge notes, audio
(Est 3.2-4) The Servants' Dissension notes, audio
(Est 3.5-6) Haman's Destruction notes, audio
(Est 3.7-9) Haman Prepares & Presents His Plan, Part 1 notes, audio
(Est 3.7-9) Haman Prepares & Presents His Plan, Part 2 notes, audio
(Est 3.10-11) Haman's Power & Provision notes, audio
(Est 3.12-13) The Enemy's Decree: Declaration notes, audio
(Est 3.14-15) The Enemy's Decree: Proclamation notes, audio
(Est 4) The Plan of Mordecai
(Est 4) Mordecai's Plan & Esther's Problem notes, audio
(Est 4.1-2) Mordecai: Grief in the City notes, audio
(Est 4.3) Lights Out in the Kingdom notes, audio
(Est 4.4-6) One Step Back & Two Steps Forward notes, audio
(Est 4.7-9) Mordecai's Charge notes, audio
(Est 4.10-12) Esther “Quenches” Mordecai notes, audio
(Est 4.13-14) Mordecai Responds to Esther's Resistance notes, audio

We got up to here in the series. I'll need a place to preach and teach in order to finish it up…

  • (Est 1-2) Esther: The Great Change in the Kingdom
  • (Est 3-7) Haman: The Great Enemy of the Jews
    • (Est 5) The Petition of Esther
    • (Est 6) The Praise of Mordecai
    • (Est 7) The Pronouncement Against Haman
  • (Est 8-10) Mordecai: The Great Victory at Last!
    • (Est 8) The Vindication of the Jews
    • (Est 9) The Victory of the Jews
    • (Est 10) The Vantage of Mordecai

ot2_history.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/26 13:08 by gregkedro