OPEF – Esther

Small Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Series: Ordinary People – Extraordinary Faith
Sermon Title:

When you think about God’s providence, what comes to you mind?

We will look today at how God not only knows our present, but He knows and directs our future!


Read Esther 2:5-7

What do we learn about Esther in these verses?

What had Mordecai done for Esther?

Read Esther 2:17

What is the back story to Esther in this verse?

Read Esther 1:10-12; 2:1

So Esther becomes queen, following Vashti being deposed?

How do you think Esther is feeling?

Positive feelings would be?

Negative feelings would be?

Remember – Because God knows the future, He works in the present !

Read Esther 3:1-9, 13

Let’s all unpack this evil plan. What is Haman’s plan? Who is at risk?

TRUTH – P________e is God’s supreme and precise control over every detail of our lives !

Three Points to Remember Today . . .

  1. Where I am today is not Acc______l !
  • We have two choices in light of this promise – Be comforted or become contentious

Remember God knows our present and future – so rest and be comforted, regardless of the

trial, tribulation or storm that you are in.

2. It Does not All D____d of Me!

Read Esther 4:14

What truth do we find in this verse?

What does this mean for you and me?

Truth – God desires you and me to join Him in what He is doing, but He doesn’t need you, if not you or me, someone else will accomplish His will !

3. I Have a Choice to A___n with God’s Will

Bring it Home:

Read 3:2-4; 4:13-14

According to these scripture, how did Mordecai demonstrate extraordinary faith?

Read 4:15-16

How does Esther demonstrate extraordinary faith in these verses?

Personal Application:

Let’s review the Three Points today . . .




Truth – When we Align with God’s Will – We Step out and demonstrate our Faith !

Close it out:

What was your one compelling take-a-way this week?

Let’s Pray

** For further perusal and thought – https://dailyhisdisciple.com/2022/10/10/boaz-is-a-type-of-christ/

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