Esther: Week 1 Discussion Guide

Icebreaker Question

What was your favorite story to read or listen to growing up? What about this story resonated with you?

Reflection Questions

  1. Why do you think the author doesn’t mention God’s name in the Book of Esther? How is God revealed in this story?
  2. What does this story teach us about the dangers of pride?
  3. Is there any area where you may be walking in pride? How can you guard your heart better from becoming prideful in something?
  4. How can you implement humility in your daily life and how can you start today?
  5. Identify three moments from Esther 1 that stood out to you. What makes these moments significant to the setup of this story?

This Week

Consider the ways God is at work in your life (in your family, job, finances, health, relationships, etc.) and list the ways you have seen His hand moving in your life, even when He’s moving quietly in the background.

Memory Verse

Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.”—Proverbs 29:23 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

Father God, thank You for being so gracious with me when I can easily think I can do it better on my own. Forgive me for allowing pride to grow in certain areas of my life. I want to walk in humility as I keep You at the center of it all. Help me to consider others before myself and to place myself at the foot of the cross daily. I love You Lord. Amen.

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About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.