BACKGROUND & BREAKDOWN OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER:
THE PARTY (1:1-9)
THE PROBLEM & PRESSURE ARISES (1:10-18)
When life gets ugly:
Lesson #1 - identify the "ugly motivators"
Lesson #2 - stand strong in your convictions
Lesson #3 - look in before looking out to pass the blame.
Lesson #4 - try to settle things down rather than blow things up.
THE POWER MOVES (1:19-22)
Lesson #5 - guard who you allow to influence your decisions
Lesson #6 - remember it's not over, it's only a chapter.
"Esther had no idea that God would use a marriage crisis in the palace, in society, to start the ball rolling for what He would call her to do."