Exile and Return: "For Such a Time as This"

Series: The Gospel Story

Exile and Return: "For Such a Time as This"

February 18, 2018 | Brad Wingler
Esther 4

Prophets and Kings: “For Such a Time as This” Esther 4:1-17
I. Know the Lord is always present. (Esther 4:1-7)

II. Embrace your opportunities and GO for God’s glory. (Esther 4:8-17)

How to embrace your opportunities from God:

1. Be aware. (Verse 1)

2. Express emotion. (Verse 1)

3. Be an example. (Verse 3)

4. Inform others. (Verses 7-8)

5. Encourage others to join you. (Verses 13-14)

6. Pray. (Verse 16)

7. Trust. (Verse 16)

8. Obey. (Verse 17)

 Reviewing this Past Sunday with Family and Friends

1. What are some events that cause us to question God’s care for the world and people? Share a circumstance that may have caused you to have this kind of questioning.

2. What are some indications that God’s people were seeking Him, even though He seemed absent? (Psalm 34:18, 46:1, 145:18; Deuteronomy 4:7; James 4:8; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3)

3. How is the story of Esther similar to many believers throughout the world today? Can you name a person or people who helped shape the world because of their actions in the midst of adversity?

4. Can you think of a time when you felt you were put somewhere “for such a time as this” to do God’s will?

5. What are some aspects of your past that you’ve seen God use to make you more effective in serving Him? How did/are you serving Him because of these past experiences?

6. Where is God calling your community group, family, or self to “GO” as a disciple-maker?

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