Here for a Reason

2022 THEME: For Such a Time. . .

Series: Against the Grain

TITLE: Here for a Reason

Scripture: Esther 4:1-14

 

“I am only one. But still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Hale

 I.        THE STATE OF THE STATE                      

 

Story of Esther begins years earlier. Saul->David->Solomon->Rehoboam->kingdom splits (10 northern tribes/2 southern tribes->Syria overtakes northern tribes->Babylon conquers southern tribes->Medes and Persians conquer Babylon (Daniel/S,M,A/Esther)

Never (underestimate) God at work.  See Isaiah 55:8-11

   II.        THE RESPONSE OF WISDOM     

 

Post-modernism- (No absolute truth)

Post-truth age- Two way it is found:

1)      “Soft mode”- truth exists but don’t care if gets in way of my preferences

2)      “Hard mode”- don’t care if what sharing is false; share anyway.

Post-modernism says (truth is subjective) while post-truth says (truth is objective) BUT it takes a back seat to my preferences.

Some lasting lessons:

1.       Learn to (wait) on the Lord.

2.       God is (sovereign). His time is His time.

3.       What (goes around comes around).

 

Next Week: Series:  “Against the Grain”

Title: Hold the Line! Daniel 1

 

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