HEART ISSUES: STEP IN

HEART ISSUES

August 07, 2016

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Do you remember who opened the "Jesus Door" for you? A friend, a sibling – a parent or a coach perhaps? We all share a profound ability to speak into the lives of others …looking beyond the problems to the possibilities of all our relationships.

HEART ISSUES: STEP IN

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“STEP IN”
 

Esther 4

 

Do you see problems or possibilities?
 

 

 

Who Mordecaied you?
 

 

 

How will you STEP IN to the lives of others?

 

 

 

 

See this week’s REFOCUS questions for deeper reflection.

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Do you remember who opened the "Jesus Door" for you? A friend, a sibling – a parent or a coach perhaps? We all share a profound ability to speak into the lives of others ...looking beyond the problems to the possibilities of all our relationships. Daily devotionals that accompany each day's reading are also available on Facebook. They are created by a great Ginghamsburg unpaid servant team. You do not have to be a Facebook user to access them. View them here. When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

MONDAY: Esther 1:10-20
Why does Queen Vashti lose her position? Like King Xerxes, have you ever allowed friends or peers to persuade you to make choices that affect important relationships? What did you learn from your experience?
 
TUESDAY: Esther 2:1-18
Esther’s story seems like a fairytale. What obstacles did Esther have to overcome to win King Xerxes’ contest? What makes her an unlikely candidate to be Queen of Persia? In your own life what obstacles do you believe you need to overcome to experience God’s possibilities?

WEDNESDAY: Esther 3:5-14
Mordecai defied Haman, King Xerxes’ right-hand man. How does Haman respond? Where do you see people responding to problems with negativity and even hate?

THURSDAY: Esther 4:1-17
Why does Esther decide to step in the gap for this generation of God’s people? What did Mordecai say to her? Have you ever been Mordecaied—had an experience where someone spoke God’s truth to you in love?

FRIDAY: Esther 5:9-14
Haman bragged about his invitation from Queen Esther. When has God positioned you for influence? How have you used your influence? Did you respond like Haman?
 
SATURDAY: Esther 7:1-8 Esther risked her life to save a generation. When has God asked you to risk/sacrifice to step into the lives of others? What is God calling you to do right here, right now to serve God and God’s people?

SUNDAY: Esther 8:1-14
How does God turn problems into possibilities for his people? What “problems” do you need for God to turn into possibilities?
 
 
Read the Daily Reflection post at facebook.com/ginghamsburg
When the page opens, click the date under NOTES (on the left hand side) to access the full document.

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Esther 4

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