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  • Thy Will Be Done Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 27, 2001
    based on 136 ratings
     | 2,994 views

    In the book of Esther we will see how moves in the life of his people and places them in a position to take a stand for him. And when they do look out... (Real People - True Stories part 8)

    "THY WILL BE DONE" TEXT: ESTHER INTRODUCTION Today we are going to study the book of Esther. If you have never read it, or IF it has been a long time and the details have become a little cloudy get ready because this is an exciting story. There are 5 major characters in this book, and ...read more

  • Why The Devil Takes Visa Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jan 4, 2009
    based on 28 ratings
     | 10,134 views

    Wrong things to do when I’m angry, depressed, frustrated: 1) INVEST in pride; 2) BORROW bitterness; 3) TRADE relationships.

    Have you ever felt like the world around you was moving at such an incredible speed while you were standing still? I mean, have you ever wondered if maybe you weren’t going anywhere in life, at least not everywhere you want to go? Have you ever asked yourself, “Is God even at work in my life? ...read more

  • Esther - The Fearful Heroine Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 22,825 views

    Esther had good reason to be afraid of her husband. But she overcame her fear based on the sound advise of her uncle Mordecai... and so can we.

    As you’re turning to Esther 4 this morning, I want to give you a little background to the story we’ll be reading. Nearly 500 years before Christ, and about 50 years after Ezra had led the Jews back to Jerusalem from their captivity in Babylon (they’d been sent into captivity due their sinful ...read more

  • A Man's Home Is His Castle

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,177 views

    This is the first sermon in a series on Esther. It focuses on control. We can’t control life or anything about it. But we can yield control to God.

    Esther 1 July 27, 2003 “A man’s home is his castle” INTRODUCTION A rather weak-willed husband who was having some trouble getting his wife to submit to him went to a psychiatrist to get some help. He was advised by the psychiatrist to assert himself. "You don’t have to let ...read more

  • Esther - For Such A Time As This Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 137 ratings
     | 59,019 views

    How God can use us in extraordinary ways even in bad circumstances

    Esther - Preparing to be used “For Such a Time as This” Slide Have you ever faced a time in your life where your circumstances just seemed plain awful? Like things could not get any worse, only to get worse. Maybe you are in a marriage where it seems your spouse just doesn’t care about ...read more

  • Esther: An Orphan Who Saved A Nation

    Contributed by Reg Watson on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 140 ratings
     | 57,848 views

    A sermon built on the 50 Day Spiritual Adventure series "More Than Survivors."

    Esther: The Orphan Who Saved A Nation Esther 4:12-17 The story I’m going to share with you today reads like a made for television movie. In it we’ll find, suspense, intrigue, betrayal, conspiracy, and treachery. The cast of characters includes: a king, a queen that loses her throne, an ...read more

  • The Beauty And The Feast Series

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jan 22, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,441 views

    Vashti reminds us that in a world of money, sex, power, and applause, the foundation of true greatness is moral integrity. But when you run against the kings of our world, when you stand for what is right, history will never be the same.

    I know you remember your wedding. Mine was memorable not because I married the prettiest girl in the world, but because of the circumstances. For the reception we were prepared to feed around 250 people, but more than 500 came so… no seating place. We had to clean the place for the second ...read more

  • Esther A Hero Who Siezed Her Divine Moment

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Jul 14, 2007
    based on 54 ratings
     | 17,633 views

    A message about seizing the moment right in front of us for God.

    Esther A Hero Who Seized Her Divine Moment I want to start off our time together this morning with these words from Erwin McManus Book, ‘Seizing Your Divine Moment.’ WHAT IF - you knew somewhere in front of you was a moment that would change your life forever, a moment rich with ...read more

  • Esther- "Such A Time As This."

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 151 ratings
     | 3,696 views

    Esther became a hero because she responded to the call on her life to become an intermediary for the people of Israel.

    Esther - Such a time as this! Thesis: Esther became a hero because she responded to the call on her life to become an intermediary for the people of Israel. Video Clip of Simon Birch in pastor’s office. Point: “God made each of us special. He didn’t do that to show off, but because he has a ...read more

  • Do You Care?

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 6,433 views

    Haman didn’t care what his revenge was going to cost. Ahaseurus didn’t care that his kingdom was in chaos. Do you care about the world around you and how your actions affect it? Jesus does.

    August 10, 2003 Esther 3 “Do you care?” INTRODUCTION So far in the book of Esther, we have been introduced to four of the five main characters. In chapter 1, we met King Xerxes and his wife Queen Vashti. We discovered that the king loved to be in control and when he found that ...read more

  • Esther

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 10,426 views

    God’s exiled remnant preserved.

    ESTHER Theme: God’s exiled remnant preserved. Key Verse: Esther 4:14 "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a ...read more

  • Now...not Later Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,604 views

    We must have the courage to act quickly.

    NOW…NOT LATER Esther 4:1-17 S: Courage Th: Profiles in Courage Pr: WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT QUICKLY. ?: Inductive KW: Portion TS: We will divide our study of Esther 4:1-17 into five sections demonstrating to us the urgency of courage. The _____ section is the… I. DISASTER ...read more

  • Risking It All – Lessons From Esther

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 239 ratings
     | 68,256 views

    There are 4 major lessons we learn from the book of Esther: 1. God has a plan for your life. 2. Satan has a plan for your life. 3. You have a choice. 4. God has the answer.

    All I need to know I learned from Noah’s Ark, and it is quite amazing. One, don’t miss the boat. Two, remember that we are all in the same boat. Three, plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. Four, stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something ...read more

  • Esther Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    God doesn’t appear in the book of Esther, but he is present throughout as Esther and Mordecai work for the salvation of God’s people

    What do you do when God seems to be absent? What do you think when things go wrong, even though you’re faithfully following Christ? Has God forgotten you? Were his promises unfounded? What about when you know you’ve disobeyed him or ignored him? Perhaps you’re the one who has moved away from God. ...read more

  • Cosmetics

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 6,160 views

    Trying to cover up the problems in your life won’t heal them or make them go away. It is only by exposing ourselves to God that needs are met.

    August 3, 2003 Esther 2 “Cosmetics” INTRODUCTION Have you ever had a problem that you tried to fix but you just ended up making it worse? In trying to fix a problem that he had on the job, a young man had an accident and created a much bigger problem for himself. Here’s what ...read more