My Bible Thoughts w/Pastor Rich

Esther 4: If I Perish, I Perish!

November 13, 2023 Rich Episode 171
My Bible Thoughts w/Pastor Rich
Esther 4: If I Perish, I Perish!
My Bible Thoughts w/Pastor Rich
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Show Notes

Introduction:

  • Welcome to another uplifting episode of "My Bible Thoughts with Pastor Rich."
  • Today, Pastor Rich delves into the inspiring story of Esther, exploring themes of courage, faith, and the transformative power of prayer.

Key Scripture: Esther 4:15-17 (ESV):

  • Esther's pivotal decision to approach King Xerxes against the law.
  • The communal response of the Jewish community, gathering for a collective period of fasting and prayer.
  • The iconic phrase, "if I perish, I perish," showcasing Esther's commitment to the greater good.

Analyzing Esther's Resolve:

  • Pastor Rich emphasizes Esther's courage as a result of deep, fervent prayer.
  • A breakdown of Esther's resolve and the shift from doubt to trust.
  • The significance of the decision to fast as a communal turning to God in the face of crisis.

Application to Today's Life:

  • Drawing parallels to Hebrews 3:13: "But encourage one another every day."
  • Encouraging a culture of support and prayer within Christian communities.
  • Urging listeners to be like Mordecai, offering words of encouragement to fellow Christians facing challenges.

Building a Culture of Encouragement:

  • Painting a vision of a united community, lifting each other up in prayer.
  • Highlighting the importance of encouraging one another in the face of life's pressures.
  • Creating a network of support, akin to Esther and Mordecai's example.

Closing Prayer:

  • A heartfelt prayer inspired by the courage of Esther and Mordecai.
  • Prayers for strength, faith, and encouragement for those facing challenges.
  • Inviting listeners to join in prayer for a community built on love, sacrifice, and humility.

Closing Message:

  • Encouraging listeners to share the message with others who may benefit.
  • Calls to action: subscribe, like, and spread the love.
  • Closing blessings for unwavering faith and courageous hearts.

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Disclaimer:

  • A brief disclaimer regarding the podcast's intent and the use of scripture for inspirational purposes.

Outro Music:

  • Closing remarks, expressing gratitude for joining the episode.
  • Wishing blessings of unwavering faith and courageous hearts until the next episode.

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