Sermon:
SECRETS OF SUCCESS FROM THE LIFE OF QUEEN ESTHER

OUTLINE

1.SUPPORTERS
2.SUBMISSION
3.SINCERITY
4.SUPPLICATION
5.SACRIFICE
6.STRATEGY
7.SERVICE

THE MESSAGE


SECRETS OF SUCCESS FROM THE LIFE OF QUEEN ESTHER

1.SUPPORTERS
Esther 2:7 Esther 2:9

In the life of Queen Esther we find that God had given her people
who helped her and showed her favour.When she was a helpless orphan
girl she had an uncle Mordecai who came forward to adopt her.When she was in the palace she had favour in the eyes of Hegai who was incharge of the arrangements. Finally she had favour in the eyes of
the king who chose her to be the next queen.To be successful we need favour in the eyes of God and man. We need supporters who will stand with us and help us.

2.SUBMISSION
Esther 2:10,15,20

Esther was an obedient and submissive person. She obeyed the
instructions of Mordecai not to reveal her jewish identity.This
was not an isolated incident but her way of life. She was always
obedient to Mordecai when she lived in his house. Even when she
was about to be presented before the king she allowed Hegai to
decide what she had to wear.She respected the superior wisdom and
experience of Hegai. We need such a submissive and teachable spirit
in order to be successful in life.

3.SINCERITY
Esther 2:22 , Esther 4:4-5

Esther was a sincere person with true heart of love and gratitude.
When Mordecai revealed a secret plot of some palace gaurds against
the king.She passed the information to the king giving credit to
Mordecai which later helped in giving a great honour to Mordecai for
saving the king’s life.Esther was sincere in giving credit to Mordecai.She did not pretend as though she alone was responsible for
giving this information to the king. Moreover Esther did not forget
Mordecai once she became queen. She was still concerned about the
welfare of Mordecai who was the one who brought her up when she was
a destitute orphan.When she heard that Mordecai was in mourning she
was greatly distressed and was concerned enough to find out the reason.She did not ignore the sufferings of Mordecai.We need such
a sincere and grateful heart and a concerned love in order to be
succesful in our lives.

4.SUPPLICATION
Esther 4:16

Esther fasted for three days and called on her people to join her
in the fast before she undertook her mission to save her people from
destruction. She did not rush into action in pride and enthusiasm
thinking she could do everything in her own strength. We need such a
humility and supplication to seek God ’s favour before we undertake
tasks and endeavours in our lives.

5.SACRIFICE
Esther 4:11