I started a sermon series through the Old Testament book of Esther yesterday. The overarching theme of the book is that God providentially cares for His people even when He seems nowhere to be found.

But, each week will focus on various sub-themes. Yesterday’s sermon was on marriage. We looked at chapter 1, viewed an extremely dysfunctional marriage that ended horribly, and drew from it three action steps to improve our own marriage.

(As I look back over the sermon, I realize that while I gave plenty of biblical principles and quoted quite a few Bible verses, I believe that I should have been more intentional about attaching Biblical texts to the points I was making. As much as I want to avoid sounding like I am simply giving advice, that is the natural outcome of a sermon that needed more Bible verse citations. I won’t make the same mistake next Sunday.)

You can download my sermon notes by clicking this link: “Three Steps to an Enjoyable Marriage” (Esther 1:1-22)