Weekly sermons from Pastor Rusty Guenther of First Baptist Blowing Rock.
"What a Difference A Year Makes" Right Here-Right Now, Life Lessons from Esther #15
In our final message from the Book of Esther we look at Chapter 10 and review some of the most important lessons from our Series. Esther is a great example of what it looks like to stand up for your beliefs and values in a hostile and pagan culture and in this final message, we discuss 5 steps or responsibilities that the followers of Jesus Christ can take to overcome and be victorious in a post-Christian, morally relative society. From Esther 10
"Lost Between Proclamation and Victory" Right Here Right Now; Life Lessons from Esther #14
This morning we examine the difference between Esther chapter 8 and Esther chapter 9 and the celebration of hope we find at the end of Chapter 8 and the assurance of victory experienced in Chapter 9. Most Christians love to celebrate the proclamations and promises of God on Sunday and then wonder why they are not experiencing those same promises during the week in their personal lives. This message suggest that it is because we are stuck between chapters 8 and 9. Even though the victory has been proclaimed, we don't actually experience it until we fight the battle. The bridge between the chapters is obedience. Join us to learn the role obedience plays in releasing the power of God's promises in our lives. From Esther 9, 2nd Kings 5.
"The Law Still Stands" Right Here Right Now; Lessons from Esther #13
We pick up our story in Esther Chapter 8, from where we ended last week with the incredible turn of events as Haman is killed on the gallows he had erected for Mordecai and Esther is given Haman's estates. The problem is that even with Haman gone, the death edict he had put in place ordering the extermination of the Jewish people still stood. In the Persian empire, once a law had been authorized by the king, it could not be rescinded. So once again Esther must intercede on behalf of those facing a certain death. Listen in to discover what happens and how it relates to us today.
"Engaging You Enemies" Right Here Right Now; Lessons from Esther #12
In this message we look at Esther chapter 7 and how Esther and Mordecai dealt with their enemy, Haman, and some practical lessons we might learn on gaining victory when engaging our own enemies. We examine three simple truths that can help all of us when we encounter people in our lives who might be considered enemies.
"You Produce what You Plant" Right Here Right Now; Lessons from Esther #11
This messages looks at the law of "reaping and sowing" and how it fits into our spiritual growth and battles. We look at the example from Esther 6, with the difference between Mordecai and Haman and how they lived their lives and the results of those choices. From Esther 6; Galatians 6:7-9.
"Timing is Everything" Right Here Right Now Lessons from Esther #10
In this message we examine the importance of "timing" when it comes to obedience to God and doing what is right. From Esther 5, we examine how God used a time of prayer and fasting to prepare Esther for her task and gave her the boldness and faith to do what she once considered impossible. We also discuss what Christians are supposed to do while they wait for God's perfect timing and how waiting is a part of the process of obedience.