The “Jesus Focus” in the Book of Esther

 Reading The Bible Through The Jesus Lens in Esther

From Biblical Book to Biblical Hook

Charts adapted from Dr. Michael Williams Book

Title for Esther

Esther: Theme

Esther 4:14

“Providential Deliverance”

God providentially Esther and Mordecai to bring Israel deliverance from her enemies.

 “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 

Christ-Focus in Esther

Implications from Esther

Hooks from Esther

The Father provides Christ to deliver His people “when the set time had fully come.”

 “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,

 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”

– Galatians 4:4-5

As Christ’s ambassadors, we have been providentially provided to proclaim deliverance through him to those who are perishing.

 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the unrighteousness of God.”

 – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

What does it mean to be Christ’s ambassador?

  What does an ambassador do?

 Do you speak to others in the King’s name and authority or in your own?

 How does your worshiping community work together to make the good news known?

 How could you be an agent of God’s deliverance in the place where he has put you?

 What are the ways you could make the good news known to those who are perishing?

 How far are you willing to go to be used by God to bring about the deliverance of his people?

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Marin Bible Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 30 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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