(for group use viewing) featuring Dr. Tony Evans. All 6 of these video sessions are available to purchase as individual, downloadable sessions. In this 6-session Bible study you’ll take a close look at the Book of Esther and discover that God’s fingerprints are all over Esther’s story. God selected Esther for a particular purpose at a particular time in the history of His chosen people. And just as God used Esther, He can use you.
Session 1: The Security of Sovereignty [14:11]
God rarely takes us directly from point A to point B on this pathway called life. Rather, He typically has us travel a winding road made up of twists and turns, detours and traffic jams. Why? Because unlike human beings, who can see the present and only guess at the future, God knows the right path to take you exactly where He wants you to be. He does this with His providential hand. In this session Dr. Evans will talk about what it means to believe in the security of God’s sovereignty.
Session 2: Mile Markers [15:18]
In this week’s lesson we’ll look at mile markers that God places to show us we’re on the right path. These mile markers tell us we’re headed in the right direction and enable us to keep going even when nothing incredible seems to be taking place. In this session Dr. Tony Evans shows us how we can know we are on the right pathway to purpose.
Session 3: Ownership versus Management [16:00]
One reason we don’t recognize God’s goodness is that we confuse the means of His delivery with the source. Many times we think unless a blessing miraculously falls from heaven into our laps, it didn’t come from God. All of Esther’s opportunities and gifts had been given to her “for such a time as this” (Esth. 4:14). God made her the queen so that when he desired to save His people, she would be in a position for Him to use her. In this session, Dr. Tony Evans will teach what it means to manage the opportunities that God has given us.
Session 4: Fasting and Prayer [15:14]
In this session, Dr. Tony Evans teaches about the spiritual disciplines of fasting and prayer. Esther was committed to depending on God. At moments of crucial decision, Esther choose to depend on God alone. Esther demonstrated this truth for us as few biblical figures have ever done. If you’ll learn how to apply the principles she modeled, you can overcome anything and everything on the path to your destiny.
Session 5: Keep Going [15:23]
Following God is not a straight path. Often the road gets long and tiring. In those moments, we need to keep going. Esther is to keep your eyes focused on God and His plan for you. Keep your heart tied to the truth that He has a plan for you, a good plan filled with a future and a hope. In this session, Dr. Tony Evans gives us good reason to trust God’s promises and direction and keep going when the path before us is less than clear.
Session 6: Divine Reversals [14:31]
In this session Dr. Tony Evans examines how God can reverse circumstances on a dime when He wants to. We need to learn how to trust and follow His leading. How to be open to His approach. And how to expect the unexpected, placing our hope in a God who isn’t bound by time, tradition, or predictable paths. The closing chapters of Esther show us that our God is a God of reversals.