For Such A Time As This Part 3 “Lessons From Mordeca”

Lessons from Mordecai

Will you see ____________ time as _____________ time to make a difference for the glory of God?

Three lessons from Esther:

– “Your time” is often _________ the time or place you would have thought.

– “Your time” often comes as a result of _______________ at another time.

– “Your time” involves ___________ activity and the activity of ___________.

Mordecai was a _______________ whose ancestors had been brought to Persia.

He was Esther’s ______________ but raised her as a ______________ due to the death of her parents.

1.  “Your time” often arrives out of ________________ for others.

Mordecai ___________  __________ for Esther.

Esther 2:11

11 Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.

The difference that God calls us to make almost always involves _______________.

Our model for compassion is ________________.

2.  “Your time” will be on ___________ time, not your time.

Mordecai discovers a plot to __________________ the king    but receives no reward at that time.

His reward was not ___________, but right on time,             according to God’s time.

Esther 6:1-3

1 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.

“What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked.

“Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered.

3.  Failure to use “your time” as asked doesn’t __________ God’s plan.

Anyone who has been a follower of Jesus has      ________________ to use “his/her time” ____________ times.

There is a hidden, theological _______________.

Esther 4:13-14

13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

            If Esther, or you and I, disobey, it is not going to be        good for ______ but it is still going to be good for ______.

            Don’t let past ______________ prevent you from present     _______________.

If you’ve failed, know that “your time” is ______________     around ______________….and may be here now!