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The Prime Mover                   Esther 1

Providence – The ________________ and supervision of God over His creatures.                                     -New Webster’s Dictionary

Deuteronomy 29:29

To believe in God’s Providence is to believe that despite how bleak or how awful things look down here God is at work for His own inscrutable purposes, and we will _________________ Him!

Prime Mover – A Self caused agent that is the cause of all things.

The Background of Esther                                                     V. 1-2

The events of Esther occur from about 483 BC until 473 BC.

180 Days of Showing ___________                                      V. 3-4

A Seven Day Feast                                                                  V. 5-6

As many as _________ guests would be entertained at once in Persia. 

Xerxes the King of ________________                                 V. 7-10a

“The great king, the king of kings, the king of the lands occupied by many races, the king of this great world.” 

“It is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes intoxicating drink.”                                                                        -Prov. 31:4

The _______________ of Queen Vashti                               V. 10-12

The King’s Sorry ____________ Give Sorry Advice              V. 13-18

Sorry Advice Leads to a Sorry _____________                    V. 19-22

Be assured of this: God is active and moving even when life seems as ___________________ as Esther chapter 1.

David & Svea Flood and daughter Aina “Aggie” Hurst