CHOSEN: Deja vu

TEXT: Various in Esther

MAIN POINTS: The Gospel in Esther

  • Deceit: 3:5-9 <> Genesis 3:1-4
  • Death: 3:10-15 <> Genesis 3:14-19
  • Deliverance: 8:1-10 <> Acts 3:11-15
  • Demonstration

REMEMBER

  • God is present… even in the ‘hard places’
  • God can use …even you in HIStory
  • God can change even… impossible situations
  • God’s works should be celebrated/communicated

EXTRA

‘I must feel the truth that once I was as close to hell as I am to the chair I am sitting on—even closer. Its darkness, like vapor, had entered my soul and was luring me down. Its views were my views. I was a son of hell (Matt. 23:15), a child of the Devil (John 8:44) and of wrath (Eph. 2:3). I belonged to the viper’s brood (Matt. 3:7), without hope and without God (Eph. 2:12). I must believe that just as a rock climber, having slipped, hangs over the deadly cliff by his fingertips, so I once hung over hell and was a heartbeat away from eternal torment. I say it slowly, eternal torment!’ John Piper

‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it.’ George Santayana

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