For Such A Time As This Part 4 “Bad” Lessons from Haman”

“Bad” Lessons from Haman

The challenge for us is to see ________   _______ as part of __________   ________  for us and those around us.

Are we ______________ for such a time as this?

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?”

Today we are learning from someone who _______________ “his time”.

Haman is second in command to the king of Persia but __________ in the line of egomaniacs.

Esther 3:13

13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.

Though Haman is a ____________ figure, he has much to ______________ us because there is  _____________ of Haman in each of us than we’d like to _______________.

  1. Haman’s ______________ ruined “his time”.
  2. Esther 6:6

    When Haman entered, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?”

    Now Haman thought to himself, “Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?”

In Haman’s life, his pride _______________ him to seeing how his time could ______________ others.

Have you ever _______________ your pride to ruin “your time”?

  1. Haman’s __________ of __________ ruined his time.                                                                                                                                                   
  2. Esther 5:9-13

  3. Haman’s Rage Against Mordecai

    Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king’s gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless, Haman restrained himself and went home.

    Calling together his friends and Zeresh, his wife, 11 Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honored him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials. 12 “And that’s not all,” Haman added. “I’m the only person Queen Esther invited to accompany the king to the banquet she gave. And she has invited me along with the king tomorrow. 13 But all this gives me no satisfaction as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the king’s gate.”

Haman’s words are ________________ and _______________ at the same time.

Joy is a _______________ quality given to all who       _____________ in Jesus Christ.

What will it take for you to _______________ your joy?

If it takes a __________ for you to lose your joy, you are     likely to have a ___________ of opportunities to             demonstrate that joy.

Haman’s ________________ ruined “his time”.

Haman needed to _________  _____  ________!

What bitterness are you still ________________?

If you don’t allow yourself to remain ______________,          you have a _____________ chance of using “your time”   for God’s glory.

      Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.