January 1, 2017

Don’t Say That; Say This…

Bible Text: Esther |

This message for this weekend is a bit unique. We are going to go through the story of Esther. It is ten chapters long and a narrative, so obviously we are not going to unpack every verse. If you have 30 minutes, why not read through the book? We are going to look at the principal characters in the story: King Ahasuerus, Mordecai, Esther, Haman the Agagite, and the Jews. Each one will expose potential attitudes, habits, decisions, priorities, and values that could derail our walk with Christ in 2017. We are going to have some fun with this message—more storytelling than preaching—but make no mistake, this is a sobering and necessary word as we head into the new year.

If you want to dive a little deeper into the book of Esther, review these messages from 2011: "God Is Forever Faithful in the Face of My Failure".

Sermon Notes

Don’t Say That; Say This...
Todd Dugard // Esther
December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017

“Just one more drink”—King Ahasuerus

“I want what’s best for me”—Mordecai

“I seem to be looking for love in all the wrong places”—Esther

“I’ll never forgive him”—Haman the Agagite

“If only I could go back and change the past”—The Jews