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Role Reversal

Jeremy Mulder

October 25, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder • Esther 6 & 7, Mordecai, Haman, Honor, Shame, Role Reversal, Gospel

Would you rather pursue honor for yourself, or shame? A dichotomy is presented in the book of Esther between two characters; one who pursues honor for himself, and one who pursues humility and even shame. In the end, their roles are reversed, reminding us of the role reversal of the Gospel itself: Jesus humbled himself, and was honored by God.

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The Purpose of the Exile

Jeremy Mulder • November 8, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder

God's word helps us see God's purposes in the events of our lives. In the book of Esther, we are given a glimpse into the purpose of the exile, and how God's people learn to live in reliance on Him. The story also points us towards another reality: that although human leaders will always be temporary, King Jesus reigns forever.

Influence

Jeremy Mulder • November 1, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder

How does the exile serve the world–especially when they have a position of influence? Esther chapter 8 provides a template for how the exile can best serve the world once they recognize that the story is going to end in their favor.

Subversive

Jeremy Mulder • October 18, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder

How does an exile impact change? The story of Esther teaches us that the exile has more power than they realize, since their confidence is not in their position but in their full dependency on God.