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For Such a Time as This

Jeremy Mulder

October 4, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder • Esther 4, God's Timing, Divine Moments, Discovery, Willingness, Purpose

What is our purpose? Most of us have wrestled with that question. In Esther 4, Esther goes through a process of discovery to figure out what it is that God is calling her to. We can learn some things from her story to help us uncover our "for such a time as this" moments.

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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.

Role Reversal

Jeremy Mulder • October 25, 2020 • Jeremy Mulder

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.