“Esther – Guts and Glory”


Scripture reference:  Esther 4:13-17


13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.” 17 Mordecai then went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.


  1. God is at work even when we can’t see the whole story.


Having confidence in God’s sovereignty causes us to:

  • Focus on God, not our PROBLEMS!
  • Trust in God, in spite of CIRCUMSTANCES!


  1. What we do and how we do it matters.


  • Be AWARE of God’s ACTIVITY around you.
  • We are living out the story of GOD’S GLORY!
  • Be a God-exalting RISK TAKER!