God wants us to Stand up for the Right Thing

Esther 4:14

Central Theme:  God wants us to stand up for the right things.

 Introduction–Making decisions are a part of all of our lives.  If  the phone rings during Special Gathering, I have to decide whether to answer it or not.  If I’m in the middle of preaching, I won‘t answer it; but I might have someone else answer it if it seems to be an important call.  We can decide to do the right thing.  Have a member read Esther 4:14

I.     Tell the story of Esther found in the Book of Esther.  A law had been passed to kill all the Jews.

A. Her uncle Modecai wanted her to stand up against the law passed against the Jewish people.

B. Esther had to make a decision because she could be killed if the king didn’t want to see her.

C. Her decision was based on a request from her uncle.

1.  He promised to fast and pray for her and to have all the Jewish people pray for her.

II.     God will give you help if you want to stand up for him.

A. He will put you in the right place at the right time.

B. He will give you encouragement, if you need it.

C. He will teach you that your decisions are important.


III.     Standing up for what is right could save many people.

A. Or standing up for what is right may just be the right thing to do.

B. Esther was able to see what her good thing did.

C. We are not always able to see who much we help others.

D. But helping others will help us to grow stronger.

Conclusion     Standing up for what is right may change the life of many people or it may just help us to get stronger.