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.