Summary: Everyone is going to be faced with those crisis situations which define us and expose what is on the inside. Todd Beamer and his compatriots responded with faith to a crisis. How do you respond?
August 17, 2003 Esther 4
Disaster (vs. 1-5)
Dependence (vs. 6-8)
Doubt (vs. 9-11)
Destiny (vs. 12-14)
Decision (vs. 15-17)
You can respond to a crisis situation with…
1. Frustration “as far as the king’s gate”
The frustrated person says, “What can I do?”
“I am only one,
but still I am one.
I cannot do everything;
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
2. Fear “put to death”
The fearful person says, “If I do anything, I’ll be hurt.
3. Fatalism “if I perish, I perish”
The fatalistic person says, “Whatever I do, I’m doomed.”
4. Faith “we will not serve your gods” (Dan. 3:17-18)
The faithful person says, “God can do anything.”