Sermons from October 2019
Sermons from young people at church. Cade Ponstein – Jack Tanner – The Lost SheepScott Severance – A House Divided
Esther 9:20-28 Sermon Big Idea: From destruction to salvation, God’s power can turn any of us around. Purim is celebrated on a memorable month. (9:20-22) Purim is celebrated in remembrance of the adversary. (9:23-24) Purim is a celebration of rescue! (9:25-28) And then came Jesus! (Matthew 1:21) Our remembrance resembles that of Purim. However, the focus is on Jesus, not the adversary. And, our focus is not on rescue, but on salvation!
Sermon Scripture: Esther 8-10 The Big Idea: When we stand strong, God will deliver on his promises. When we turn our heart away from him we end up in exile. Esther gets a reversal of fortune from the king. God reminds people of their upcoming reversal of home. Israel gets a reversal from victims to victors. The Persians and Medes feared the reversal of position. When we stand strong in Christ, no reversal is necessary.
Esther 5-7 What are we willing to give up for our pride? Haman lived his life for himself. The king lived impulsively. Esther lived courageously and sacrificially for others. Mordecai lived for the promise of God. How then will you live? Will you live sacrificially, courageously, impulsively, selfishly, or will you live for God’s promise?