Posted by Peter Thompson

Esther 8:1-17

Saving Those in Danger

INTRODUCTION:  Haman has died on the 50 foot gallows at his house.  The problem is that degree of the Persians that he enacted while he was in office cannot be changed.  So the Jews are still in danger even though Haman is dead.  So Mordecai and Esther have more work to do to save the Jews.  You can see in their actions what it takes to save people that are in danger.  Esther had the responsibility of saving her people because God had placed her there for just that purpose.  You see as Christians we have a responsibility to save those people that are in danger of hell because God has placed us here to do that.  And what Esther and Mordecai did to save these people in danger, you must do to save the people around you that are in even greater danger.  How do you do that?

  1. PUT OTHERS BEFORE YOURSELF (VS. 1-5)
  2. BE TERRIBLY BURDENED BY THE PLIGHT OF THOSE IN DANGER (V. 6)
  3. SPEAK WITH THE RIGHT AUTHORITY (VS. 7-10)
  4. MOBILIZE GOD’S PEOPLE (VS. 11-15)
  5. REJOICE OVER GOD’S VICTORY (VS. 16-17)

CONCLUSION:  If you are going to bring the lost to a place of salvation Esther and Mordecai show you a great example to follow.  You must put others before yourself, be burdened by the danger they are in, speak with the authority of God, mobilize God’s people around you to help, and rejoice when God wins in the life of a lost person.