Where does courage come from?

Esther

Key Events in the Story of Esther:

I. Is it important to the gospel story that Esther was a young woman? 

A. Esther’s weakness displayed God’s strength.  

B. Esther had to take a risk to be saved.  

II. Confidence in God’s good purposes changes our perspective on life.

A. Mordecai believed God, not Ahasuerus, controlled history. 

B. Esther had a prayer and a plan.

III. The Gospel According to Esther:  Evil doesn’t pay.  

A. Wile E. Coyote got what he deserved.  

B. The Jews were empowered to defend themselves.