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It Only Takes One (4 of 8)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book: Esther
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
1. The PAINFUL CONCERN that is EXPRESSED!
A) Desperate for God
B) Dependent on God
2. The PREVAILING COURSE that is EXPLAINED!
A) Candid in His Information
B) Correct with His Interpretation
3. The PERSONAL COURAGE that is EXHORTED!
A) The CHOICE Esther must MAKE
B) The CHANCE Esther must TAKE
Edward Everett Hale wrote:
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.
In an overpopulated world, it's easy to underestimate the significance of one. But the truth of the matter is, you are you, and you are the only you in all the world.
A survey of world history reveals the power, significance and impact that one person has held on the stage of life-changing affairs.
In 1645, 1 vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England.
In 1649, 1 vote caused Charles I of England to be executed.
In 1845, 1 vote brought Texas into the Union.
In 1868, 1 vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment.
In 1875, 1 vote changed France from a monarchy to a Republic.
In 1876, 1 vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the United States presidency.
In 1923, 1 vote gave Adolf Hitler control of the Nazi party.
In 1941, 1 vote saved the Selective Service System 11 weeks before Pearl Harbor.
As you read the Word of God, you don't find many stories about great crusades or city-wide revivals, or mass meetings. Rather, you find individual men and women who God used to change their times, and as a result, make an eternal difference.
God declared through the prophet Ezekiel:
(Ezekiel 22: 30) "And I sought for A MAN among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none."
God is still looking for A MAN, or A WOMAN, who will completely, totally, an ...
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