Sermons from June 2020
This week, Pastor Rebecca wraps up our series going through the book of Esther. As we reach the resolution of the story, we see what finally happens and how the Jewish people are protected. The story of Esther is messy, where the reader is wondering where God is in the everyday circumstances. How do we navigate a messy world where it seems like God is absent?
Gary takes us through chapters 5-7 as the plot thickens in Esther’s story. One of the main themes in Esther is how we see “coincidences” or things that “just so happen” to occur at exactly the right time. Since the author intentionally doesn’t mention God, we are left to peer behind the events as they happen on the surface, and see God’s hand working, even when it doesn’t seem like it.
Looking at chapter 4 of the book of Esther, Gary challenges us to consider who we identify as; with the people of God, or with the world. Esther faces a tough choice in this chapter, how will she respond when her life is threatened and the lives of the entire Jewish people?