Sermon Archives: Esther Sermons

The book of Esther is a book that Luther did not think that it belonged in the Canon of scripture. Why do we have it?

The Epilogue (Esther 9:20-10:3)

Jul 20, 2007

What is the book of Esther about? Is it about the establishment of the feast of Purim or is it about the greater feast that is established by the true king of the Jews? Is the king merely Mordacai or is the King a superior one who rounds His people up frorm the nations? Please […]

Yahweh Avenges His Name (Esther 9:1-19)

Jul 20, 2007

This is the climax of the book in Act 3 where we see the two decrees of Hamaan and Mordacai enforced. However, the winner of the decree is the winner of the eternal battle between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. We see here that God will indeed bring His […]

From Exile to Exaltation (Esther 8:1-17)

Jul 20, 2007

In this message we continue to see the tension resolve in Act 3. This message is titled from Exile to Exaltation because we hear the new decree commanding the Israelites to take up arms 70 days after Hamaan’s decree. The Seed of the Woman will subdue the serpent seed.   Web Site – www.fresnourc.com Facebook […]

Agag's Annihilation (Esther 7:1-10)

Jul 20, 2007

In this sermon we examine the first scenes in Act 3 as the tension in the book comes to a rest. This Message is titled Agag’s Annihilation. The Queen makes her request to the king regarding Hamaan’s decree against the Jews. She never makes an official request regarding his demise, but when Hamaan violates the […]

Saul's Finished Business (Esther 6:1-14)

Jul 20, 2007

In this sermon we examine scenes 9-10 in act 2 of this book. This Message is titled Saul’s Finished Business. The end of act 2 comes to a close as the tension in Esther. The presence of the Exodus God is seen as this king has a sleepless night. The providence of God manifests itself […]

From Fasting to Feasting (Esther 5:1-14)

Jul 20, 2007

In this sermon we examine scenes 7-8 in act 2 of this book. The three-day fast has come to a close and now we wait to see if the Lord will bring about a greater exodus. They have skipped the Passover feast waiting for the greater Passover. As Esther hosts this feast Hamaan celebrates his […]

Esther Acts as Queen (Esther 4:1-17)

Jul 20, 2007

We move to Scenes 4-6 of Act 2 in our study of the book of Esther. This sermon is titled Esther Acts as Queen. God is still silent in the book, but here the historical characters realize that there is a greater king who triumphs over the King of Susa. Esther calls Mordacai and the […]

Persian Law Affirms Agag (Esther 3:7-15)

Jul 20, 2007

Hamaan (Lineage of Agag) casts lots to pick the best time to exterminate the Jews. The date is picked and he meets with the Serpent King of Glory Ahasuerus. They agree to the plan, and there is a royal decree that is sent to all the people of the land. We wonder how the Sovereign […]

Agag's Unfinished Business (Esther 2:19-3:6)

Jul 20, 2007

Yahweh continues forth with his holy war against the Serpent seed. We see Mordacai honoring one ruler (Ahahsuerus the great) while dishorning another ruler (Hamaan) in the lineage of Agag. The tension heightens as now the serpet seed carries out what the Egyptians tried to do: exterminate the enemy seed. This is not merely ethnic […]

An Unlikely Successor (Esther 2:1-18)

Jul 20, 2007

King Ahasuerus continues with the line of Lamech by choosing another queen. In this process we begin to see that the Silent King of Glory is at work in history using the weak things to shame the wise.   Web Site – www.fresnourc.com Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/fresnourc YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/fresnocurc iTunes – itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/covenant-urcs/id373736493?mt=2  

Rebellious Women Subdued (Esther 1:10-22)

Jul 19, 2007

King Ahasuerus continues with the line of Lamech of attempting to show he is more powerful than the sovereign God by decreeing and ruling contrary to the curse God already declared: the woman’s desire is for her husband.   Web Site – www.fresnourc.com Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/fresnourc YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/fresnocurc iTunes – itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/covenant-urcs/id373736493?mt=2  

Glorious King Ahasuerus (1:1-9)

Jul 19, 2007

We look at Act 1 Scenes 1, 2 as we are drawn into the story with two banquets. These banquets cast this king as being glorious in the eyes of man. This king is set up as the rival of Israel’s king who is silent in this book.   Web Site – www.fresnourc.com Facebook Page […]