SERMON TOPIC: Esther 1
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 22 November 2015
Topic Groups: ESTHER, TYPOLOGY, FASTING
Sermon synopsis: The book of Esther is also unique in that it is the only book in the Bible (with the possible exception of Song of Solomon) that doesn’t directly mention God’s name! But despite that, God’s signature is seen in the book:
- In the events which take place in this book we repeatedly see the working of God acting in providence on behalf of his people.
- We find some very interesting types and shadows of New Testament truths.
- Esther calls for a fast regarding the plight of the Jews. Although not explicitly stated, fasting was always associated with prayer.
- God’s name appears in the acrostics.