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Esther 6

1. In this chapter, the reversal happens. It changes things in dramatic ways for Haman & Mordecai.

Q: What does it say about Mordecai that he had not made a huge issue of his lack of reward for being loyal to the King?

Q: In v. 6, Haman’s pride is on full display. How does pride reveal itself in our lives or in the lives of others today?

Q: Haman’s answer to the King reveals what he craves: perceived power & prestige. What are ways that our true motivations & desires are revealed today?

2. From this chapter, we learn several things about God including that God is involved/at work, God is powerful, & God is faithful/committed.

Q: How does the idea that God is active & involved…even in the most mundane parts of life, shape how you view the mundane elements in your own life?

Q: What is an example from your experiences where God used ordinary circumstances for His glory?

Q: In this chapter, it never mentions God’s power directly…but what are some of the ways that God’s power is seen?

Q: How does believing that God can use all sorts of people & circumstances to accomplish His purposes give genuine hope to the Christian?

Q: Why is it easy to believe that God is faithful when life is going as you expect, but such a struggle when life doesn’t make sense to you?

Q: When have you experienced the faithfulness of God in your life? Share about one of those moments.

3. The message ended with how this chapter dealing with the reversal points to a greater reversal.

Q: We heard that sin has led to exile (Gen 3), which leads to death (Rom 3:10-23; Rom 6:23). Why is it important to understand the seriousness of sin & its consequences as you think about the gospel message?

Q: Then we heard about a birth (Matt 1; Luke 2) which led to a death (Matt 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19) which brings us life (Eph 2:1-10). How do we keep from growing numb to the beauty of this great reversal?