The Power of One (4 of 11) by Jim Perdue

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The Power of One (4 of 11)
Series: God's Perfect Work Through Imperfect People
Jim Perdue
Esther 3:1-4:17

This evening, we continue our sermon series through the OT book of Esther. This is our fourth message in a series we’ve entitled God’s Perfect Work Through Imperfect People.

Tonight, we continue our series by looking at two chapters in this book that present a remarkable contrast and provide a powerful theme. The contrast is between two men - Haman and Mordecai. And the theme is The Power of One. READ 3:1, 8-11, 4:1-3, 13-17 - PRAY

In a world of more than seven billion people, it’s easy to feel lost among the statistics. But you are not a number; you are unique. There is no one quite like you in all the world. Even though you may feel insignificant from time to time, your life matters. As author Edward Everett Hale said: “I am only one. But still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Both history and Scripture are full of people who thought like Edward Hale - people of conviction, people of courage, people who made a difference. Who can possibly measure the unending shadows cast by individuals who stood tall in their own lifetimes? Artists like da Vinci and Michelangelo. Military leaders like MacArthur and Eisenhower. Statesmen like Washington and Lincoln. Clergymen like Luther, Wesley, and Moody. Heroines like Amelia Earhart and Corrie ten Boom. Of course, it may be argued that these were incredibly courageous individuals, some gifted, geniuses, where people who held positions of high rank. And you may be thinking, “What about little old me? What difference can I make?” But one of ordinary person can make a big difference. Just think of these examples. In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German. In 1845, one vote brought Texas into the Union. In 1868, one vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment ...


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