Sorrow and Mourning Become Joy and Celebration

God is in control of everything… and will turn the sorrow and mourning of His people into joy and celebration. In part 3 of Esther: God Is In Control, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Esther 8-10.

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Study Notes

Previously in Esther…

Understanding the Text

  1. Esther Elevated to Queen of Persia (Esther 1:1 – 2:23)
  2. Haman Plots to Destroy the Jews (Esther 3:1 – 7:10)
    1. Haman’s Rage at Mordecai and the Jews (Esther 3:1-15)
    2. Mordecai Enlists the Help of Esther (Esther 4:1-17)
    3. Esther Approaches the King (Esther 5:1-14)
    4. Mordecai is Honored by the King (Esther 6:1-14)
    5. Haman is Hanged (Esther 7:1-10)
    6. Elevation of Mordecai (Esther 8:1-17)
  3. Day of Deliverance (Esther 9:1-19)
  4. Feast of Purim (Esther 9:20 – 10:3)

Principles from the Text

  • God is in control of everyone and everything
  • God will ultimately deliver His people

Applying the Text

  • Are you resting in the hope of deliverance by our sovereign God?