The story of Esther is familia7.r to many, and has great value to teach us today. As we look at several passages from the book this morning, we will notice several occasions where Mordecai and Esther chose to do the right thing, even when it may not have been the easiest choice to make.
Knowing that we are called doesn’t always make it easy to serve. Sometimes, we are aware of our own weaknesses, and may think that these things will hinder us from serving. But God knows what those weaknesses are, and he calls us to serve anyway.
All Christians have been called to service in God’s kingdom. As those who are called, we are instructed to fight the good fight of faith. Though we face a dangerous foe, we have all that we need to fight against him, and claim the victory in Christ.
Based on a sermon outline by Brother Todd Clippard, our study today considers what we don’t know about tomorrow. And by understanding what we don’t know, we may be moved to be certain that we are prepared to meet our Lord in judgment.
As children we would often sing, “Father Abraham, had many sons. I am one of them and so are you.” Romans 4 explains to us how all who have faith in Jesus are children of Abraham, following his example of faith. Despite some failures in his life, Abraham is an outstanding example of faithfulness that parents, and all Christians can follow today.
As we celebrate mothers today, we think about a woman whose life was changed forever by grace. Rahab had been a harlot in Jericho, but became part of the nation of Israel, and became a mother whose legacy would live on, and who would become an ancestor of the Savior.
There are many reasons that Christians are given for not fearing what man can do to us. But we are also reminded in Scripture that we must fear God. What does it mean to fear God, and what are the blessings found in fearing Him?
When so many things go wrong, it can be easy to give into fear. But the Bible reminds us, over and again, not to fear. Our God, in His Word, gives us many reasons that we should trust in Him, instead of giving in to fear.
In times of crisis, and at all times, there are some important things that Christians need to keep in mind. While there are several items that could make that list, here are four to think about this morning.