Esther ch.1

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Chapter 1

  • In the book of Esther, God is never explicitly mentioned, but it is plainly obvious that God is present and working.  Sometimes we may feel like God isn’t present in our lives, but we can hold on to the truth that God is always there for us. What are some ways we can seek God and be reminded of His presence?
  • Give an example of how God works in the mundane. Why do we tend to acknowledge him more in the miracle than the mundane?
  • Chapter 1 of Esther teaches us a lot about how people live, think, and act apart from a relationship with God.  As Reese said Wednesday night, without God’s grace and intervention in our lives we are all like King Ahasuerus/Xerxes. In order to grow in our relationship with God, we must view sin the same way God does. We can’t feed our flesh and our faith at the same time. What are some ways we can feed our faith?
  • Chapter 1 teaches us much about the difference between King Ahasuerus/Xerxes and the King of Kings, Jesus. In what ways is Jesus a better king than Ahasuerus/Xerxes?
  • King Ahasuerus/Xerxes banished Queen Vashti by the recommendation of the “wise” counsel in his life. Encourage your student by informing them of:
    • Some people in their lives that they can truly seek wisdom and counsel from
    • That unlike King Ahasuerus/Xerxes, God doesn’t give up on us and cast us aside when we rebel against him. (2 Timothy 2:13, 1 John 1:9)