Monday, April 25, 2011

Even more Esther outlines

God's Invisible Presence through...
I. Hard Times  1-7  (Threat and Trust)
  A. King's Banquet  1-2
     1. "There She Goes Miss Persia  1.1-2.7
     2. Queenlike Quailities of a Lovely Lady  2.8-20
  B. Hamman's Edict: An Evil Interlude  2.21-3.15
  C. Queen's Obedience  4-5
     1. To Her God: Thinking, Saying, and Doing What's Right--Regardless  4
     2. To Herself: The Beginning of a Collision Course  5
  D. God's Deliverance  6-7
     1. Mordechai Honored: Turnabout I s Fair Play  6
2. Hamman Hanged:  Ultimate Poetic Justice  7
II. During Happy Times  8-10   (Deliverance and Praise)
  A. Mordecai's Edict  8
  B. Jew's Rejoicing  8.15 - 9
     1. The Limitations of Retaliation  9.1-16
     2. After the Ache, Celebrate  9.17-32
  C. Shalom!: In the End God Wins  10.
 -----Swidoll (adapted from the study guide)
I. The Wife Who Refused to Obey Her Husband  1
II. The Beauty Contest to Choose a Real Queen  2
III.  Haman and Anti-Semitism  3
IV.  For Sunch a Time as This  4
V. The Scepter of Grace and the Nobility of Esther  5
VI. Whe a King Could Not Sleep at Night  6
VII.  The Man Who Came to Dinner but Died on the Gallows  7
VIII. The Message of  Hope That Went our from the King  8
IX. The Institution of the Feast of Purim  9-10.
--- J. Vernon McGee 

I. Esther Elevated to Queen of Persia  1.1-2.23
   A. The Great Banquets of Xerxes 1.1-9
   B. Vashti's Dethronement  1.10-12
   C. Choosing a New Queen  2.1-23
II. The Feud Between Haman and Mordecai  3.1-8.17
   A. Haman's Plot to Kill Mordecai  3.1-6
      1. Haman's anger with Mordecai  3.1-15
      2. A day of revenge chosen by lot  3.7-15
   B. Mordecai's Plan to Save His People  4.1-17
      1.  Reactin to the edict  4.1-2
      2. Mordecai's appeal to Esther  4.4-17
   C. Esther's First Banquet  5.1-8
   D. Haman's Plot Against Mordecai  5.9-14
   E. Haman's Humiliation  6.1-13
       1. Discovery of an unrewarded deed  6.1-5
       2. Mordacai honored  6.6-11
       3. Haman's wife affirms his doenfall  6.12-13
   F. Esther's Second Banquet  6.14-7.10
      1. Haman summoned to the banquet  6.14
      2. Haman exposed and executed  7.1-10
   G. Mordecai's Elevation  8.1-17
      1.  Exaltation over the house of Haman  8.1-2
      2. Reversal of Haman's decree  8.3-14
      3. Popualr reaction  8.15-17
III. The Jews' Day of Vengeance  9.1-19
   A. A Great Slaughter  9.1-10
   B. Vengeance in Susa  9.11-15
   C. Celebration in the Provinces and in Susa  9.16-19
IV.  Institution of the Feast of Purim  9.20-10.3
   A. Mordecais's Letter  9.20-28
   B.  Esther's Confirmation  9.29-32
   C. The Greatness of Mordecai  10.1-3
-----F.B. Huey, Jr. in Expositor's Bible Commentary

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