December 9, 2018 Esther: Time for Action

Discussion Questions

Have you ever participated in a public protest or demonstration?  Why or why not?

What goes through your minds when you see news stories about protests or demonstrations?

Have you ever been asked to risk yourself to help others?  How did you respond?


Acting on the Word

Pray for those involved in protest and justice movements; if you feel called to do so, take a stance yourself.

Daily Readings

Sunday:           Esther 4:1-17, Mordecai challenges Esther to Act

Monday:         Esther 1:1-22, King Ahasuerus Deposes Queen Vashti

Tuesday:         Esther 2:1-23, Esther Becomes Queen

Wednesday:    Esther 3:1-15, Haman Undertakes to Destroy the Jews

Thursday:        Esther 5:1-14, Esther’s Banquet, Haman’s Plans

Friday:            Esther 6:1-14, The King Honors Mordecai

Saturday:         Esther 7:1—8:17, Esther Saves the Jews

 How is God at work?  Who is working against God?  Who chooses to act for justice?


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