Esther: An Important Reminder that God is There

I) The _____________ behind the book of Esther

     A) The _____________

     B) The _____________

     C) The _____________

II) The ___________ of the book of Esther

     A) A story of ____________

     B) A story of _______________

     C) A story of ancestral _____________

     D) A story of _____________

     E) A story of divine _____________

     F) A story of _______, but He is not mentioned!

III) The history of the ___________ of Esther

IV) Why use the _____________ version?

     A) We know that the ____________ was first

     B) The longer version feels _______________

     C) The text reminds us how God works ____________ the scenes

          1) God’s presence can certainly be _____________

          2) Other texts remind us how God works ________________

     D) The text reminds us how God works _____________

V) How can we be _______________ that God is there?

     A) He has given us _______________

     B) He has given us His ___________

     C) He has given us His ___________

     D) But there still may be times when God seems _____________

          1) This is sometimes called the “hiddenness of God"
             or the "____________ of God"

          2) It can be because of _______

          3) But it can just _______________ too
     
     E) If He seems ___________ in our lives it’s for a purpose!

          1) The purpose may be for our _________ to be 
             strengthened

          2) Or for us to experience Him in an entirely _________
             way

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