"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: We either conform to our culture or trust an unseen God.
A. People try to display their worth through possessions. Esther 1:1-2
B. Xerxes was selfishly generous. Esther 1:3-8
A. Our culture says pose or be deposed. Esther 1:9-11
B. Controlling behavior leads to being out of control. Esther 1:12
A. We gain worth from others. Esther 1:13-14
B. Distance from God leads to insane expectations. Esther 1:15-19
V. The King
A. God is working out a better future. Esther 1:19-20
B. God is powerfully present. Esther 1:21-22; Matthew 27:46
Things to Consider