Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor, Creative Arts/Students
This weekend we followed an action-packed adventure through the story of Esther. While the book of Esther interestingly has no direct mention of God, the reality is that God is at work in our lives even when we don’t see Him. The story revolves around a man named Xerxes who rules as king of the Persians. After his wife angers him, he searches for a new wife and Esther experiences a roller coaster adventure to fame. But for what purpose?
After a conspiracy plot to kill the Jews in the land, Esther must decide whether she will reveal her own identity as a Jew, and attempt to defend her people, or whether she’ll remain silent and play it safe. But she must wrestle with the same question we wrestle with today: where has God placed you for such a time as this?
Verses and quotes from the message:
Esther 1:10-12; 2:2; 2:5-10; 2:19-23; 3:1-2; 3:6,15; 4:12-14; 5:2-4,14; 6:1-13; 7:3-9
Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 5:7; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Jeremiah 5:1
“I am only one…. but I am still 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!” Edward Everett Hale
“The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to him. By God’s help, I aim to be that man.” Henry Varley
Always Will – Hillsong Music
How Great Thou Art – Arr. Charlie Hall
Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) – Bethel Music
I Surrender All – Judson W. Van DeVenter