A Pompous Emperor (Ahasuerus/ Xerxes)

  1. He ruled over 127 provinces (India to Ethiopia).
  2. He partied for 6 months.
  3. He thought the sun spoke through him
  4. He collected women

A Precious Princess

  1. She was a beauty
  2. She pleased the king
  3. She was a Jew, raised by her cousin Mordecai

A People in Peril

  1. Mordecai discovers a plot against the king and saves him 2:19-23
  2. Mordecai refused to bow to Haman the Agagite (3:1-6)
  3. Haman plots to destroy the Jews (3:8-11)

A Providential Deliverance (4-8)

  1. God uses Esther and Mordecai to deliver his People.
  2. Haman, who picked an honor for himself and

built a gallows for Mordecai, ends up honoring Mordecai and hanging on his own gallows.