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Outlines – Book 17: Esther (20170818)

Esther Outlines

Disclaimer: These outlines are, to the best of my knowledge, original materials.  Where appropriate, acknowledgement is given for “inspirtation”. Content is intended to be mostly devotional in nature, although doctrine may “slip in.” Long-term intent is to post at least one outline for every chapter of the Bible.

Keith Anthony, 18 August 2017.

Esther 1 Outlines

God in the Shadows: Setting up Deliverance

Introduction: Esther 1 begins the work of God in setting the stage for a
magnificent deliverance:

  1. God Working in the Spiritual Wilderness (Esther 1:1-22) (immutabil-
    ity)
  2. The Way of the Wicked (Esther 1:1-8) (indulgence)
  3. The Unwilling Woman (Esther 1:9-12) (insolence)
  4. Wrath of those Watching (Esther 1:17,18) (image)
  5. The Wisdom of the World (Esther 1:13-22) (insufficiency)

Possessions of the King

Introduction: Seven things are identified as belonging to the king in the chap-
ter:

  1. King’s Palace (Esther 1:5)
  2. King’s Commandment (Esther 1:12)
  3. King’s Manner (Esther 1:13)
  4. King’s Face (Esther 1:14)
  5. King’s Princes (Esther 1:18)
    A. Carshena
    B. Shethar
    C. Admatha
    D. Tarshish
    E. Meres
    F. Marsena,
    G. Memucan
  6. King’s Decree (Esther 1:20)
  7. King’s Provinces (Esther 1:22)

Esther 2 Outlines

The Plot Thickens

  1. People in Place (Esther 2:5-7)
  2. Prepared & Perfumed (Esther 2:8-11)
  3. Pageant in the Palace (Esther 2:12-15)
  4. Preference Picked (Esther 2:16-18)
  5. Pedigree kept Private (Esther 2:20)
  6. Peril Prevented (Esther 2:21-23)
  7. Providence Prevails (Esther 2:1-23)

Esther 3 Outlines

Enter Haman

  1. A Ruler Installed (Esther 3:1)
  2. Reverence Inhibited (Esther 3:2)
  3. Revenge Incited (Esther 3:6)
  4. Rage Increased (Esther 3:5)
  5. A Religion Identified (Esther 3:8)
  6. Revenue Involved (Esther 3:9)
  7. A Ring to Indicate (Esther 3:12)

Esther 4 Outlines

Reaction to Haman’s Plan

  1. The Real Conspiracy (Esther 4:1-17)
  2. Rent Clothes (Esther 4:1)
  3. A Rotten Commandment (Esther 4:3)
  4. A Revealing Communique (Esther 4:8)
  5. The Royal Call (Esther 4:11)
  6. The Reality Check (Esther 4:15)
  7. A Risky Commitment (Esther 4:17)

Esther 5 Outlines

Intrigue

Introduction: Esther plays on Haman’s pride and the king’s self-indulgence to
set up Haman for his demise

  1. Esther’s Royal Apparel (Esther 5:1)
  2. The King’s Resplendent Appearance (Esther 5:1)
  3. The King’s Refreshing Approval (Esther 5:2)
  4. Esther’s Resolute Appeal (Esther 5:4)
  5. Two Required Appointments (Esther 5:4, 8)
  6. Haman’s Self-Righteous Attitude (Esther 5:11)
  7. Haman’s Revengeful Anticipation (Esther 5:14) – notice 13 words in
    the phrase “And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to
    be made.”

Esther 6 Outlines

Haman’s Ten Minutes of Fame

  1. There was Doom Unfilfilled (Esther 6:2)
  2. There was a Debt Unpaid (Esther 6:3)
  3. There was a Determination with Unseen Results (Esther 6:7-9)
  4. There was a Decision to Uplift Mordecai (Esther 6:10)
  5. Haman’s Desires Unmet (Esther 6:11)
  6. There was a Destiny Unanticipated (Esther 6:13)

Esther 7 Outlines

Haman’s End

  1. The Shoe Drops (Esther 7:1-4)
  2. The Sinister Design (Esther 7:4)
  3. There is a Sentence Determined (Esther 7:7) – notice the 13-word phrase
    “Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen”
  4. There was Shame on Display (Esther 7:8) – notice the 13-word phrase
    “As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.”
  5. There will be Satan Destroyed (Esther 7:10) – notice the 13-word phrase
    “So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai.”

Esther 8 Outlines

Deliverance

  1. A New Rentier (Esther 8:1)
  2. A Needful Request (Esther 8:3)
  3. No Reversal (Esther 8:5)
  4. Attainable Resources (Esther 8:11)
  5. Necessary Readiness (Esther 8:13)
  6. News Received (Esther 8:15)
  7. Notable Rejoicing (Esther 8:17)

Esther 9 Outlines

Another Scarlet Thread – The Jews Survive

  1. Three Sovereigns
    A. Joseph (Gen 41–47)
    B. Daniel (Daniel 1–4)
    C. Mordecai
  2. Ten Sons Destroyed (Esther 9:7-9)
  3. The Total Slain (75,000) (Esther 9:16)
  4. A Time Established (Esther 9:21)
  5. A Tremendous Salvation (Esther 9:25)
  6. Twenty-Seven Provinces (Esther 9:30)

Esther 10 Outlines

Directing History

Introduction: Esther 10 has only three verse, but is one of great import,
showing God working the gears of history to benefit his people

  1. A Person of Interest (Esther 10:3) Ahasuerus? No, Mordecai!
  2. A Position of Influence (Esther 10:3)
  3. People of Importance (Esther 10:3)
  4. Power to Impose (Esther 10:3)