Esther is a beautiful and deeply human story. Through it we see life as we know it. God’s perfect work through imperfect people. This sermon series is not about the virtues of the people who saved the Jews from certain genocide. It’s about the providence of God and his ability to accomplish his will, despite the imperfections of his people.
As God’s people in Persia experience salvation, they respond with celebration, the Jewish festival of Purim. All the stories, deliverances, promises, foreshadowings, and types of the Bible—including those in the Old Testament and Esther—lead us to Jesus. When we see deliverance and salvation, we think of the greater deliverance and salvation that Jesus brings. The whole Bible is about Jesus.