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.
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?