For Such a Time as This…

The Story of Esther, Part I

I. King Xerxes
– His wealth and power Esther 1:1, 1:4-9
II. Esther Becomes Queen
– Vashti replaced Esther 1:10-12
– Mordecai Esther 2:5-8
III. A Jew Becomes Queen
Esther 2:17-18
IV. Mordecai Uncovers A Conspiracy
– Esther 2:21-23
vs 23 And when the report was investigated and found to be true, the two
officials were impaled on poles. All this was recorded in the book of the annals in the presence of the king.

V. Haman’s Plot
– Hatred of the Jews Esther 3:1-2, 3:5-6, 3:8
– Signet ring given Esther 3:10, 3:13
VI. Willing To Speak, Willing To Die
– Mordecai’s sorrow
– Esther 4:1 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his
clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly
and bitterly.

– Pray and fast Esther 4:16
– And who knows… Esther 4:14-15