Esther 4:1-17: For such a time as this?
I) The Jewish response to the impending destruction. (Esther 4:1-3)
A) Mordecai wears sackcloth to show his ______________.
B) Jews everywhere fasted, wept and _____________.
II) Esther's Naivety (Esther 4:4,5)
A) Her first instinct: Give Mordecai some new ____________.
B) Second Action: What is ______________ you Mordecai?
III) Mordecai pressures Esther to help. (Esther 4:6-8)
A) Mordecai shares everything he knows about the __________.
B) He asks Esther to go to the king and beg for ________ for her people.
C) _____________ staff now know that Esther is Jewish.
IV) Esther's fearful response (Esther 4:9-11)
A) She could _________ if she goes to the king.
B) She is no longer the king’s ________________.
V) Mordecai pushes Esther further. (Esther 4:12-14)
A) He reminds Esther that being the ____________ will not save her.
B) He believes that God will _______ his people somehow.
C) He _________________ if God has put Esther in the palace to accomplish this.
VI) Esther agrees to risk her life to save others. (Esther 4:15-17)
A) She asks Mordecai to have the Jews _______ for her.
B) She is willing to _______ for the sake of others.
VII) How does this apply to us?
A) God’s sovereignty works in connection with human ____________.
B) God has put us here to impact the world around us.
How could God use you where you currently are?
C) _________ does not have to stop us from doing God’s will.
What fears keep you from serving God?
D) We can be thankful that our loving king sent Jesus as a mediator to free us from our impeding judgment.