October 4, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday Esther 8
What problems do Esther, Mordecai, and Ahasuerus face (v. 8)? What is the solution?

Tuesday Proverbs 16:1-24; 25:1-6; I Peter 2:13-25
How are God’s people to act toward kings and rulers?  Do Esther and Mordecai do it well?

Wednesday Proverbs 26:27; Psalm 7; Matthew 7:1-5
How do God’s word in these passages describe what is going on in Esther 8?  What does this teach us about God?  The world?

Thursday II Samuel 12:1-15; Esther 7-8
How is Esther’s behavior toward the king like Nathan’s?  How is it different?  Why?

Friday Esther 8:16-17; Titus 2:11-3:11; Revelation 19:1-10
How is our salvation like the Jews’ salvation in Esther?  How is it different?  How ought that difference be reflected in our response when compared to theirs?

Saturday Esther 8; Isaiah 65:17-25
How are the reversals in Esther 8 instructive for Christians today?  What is important about looking forward to reversal, rather than simply an end to evil or relief from suffering?