Scripture Reading: Esther 4:6–17
A. Have you ever been forced to deal with a situation that you didn’t think you could handle or that you didn’t want any part of?
B. Have you ever remarked that “someone” should do something? What if “someone” turns out to be you?
I. There were times in Israel when someone needed to do something.
A. Someone needed to lead God’s people out of captivity (Exodus 4:11–13).
B. Someone needed to save Israel from Haman’s plot to destroy them (Esther 4:8).
C. Someone needed to lead the Jews who had returned from their long exile (Nehemiah 1:1–11).
II. Could you be that “someone” who needs to do something?
A. Someone needs to care for those who are afflicted. Could that someone be you (James 1:27; Matthew 25:36)?
B. Someone needs to reach out to the lost (Acts 8:31; Romans 10:14; James 5:19–20). Could that someone be you?
C. Someone needs to teach the children. Could that someone be you (Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:7)?
D. Someone may need to back down in a dispute. Could that someone be you (1 Corinthians 6:7–8)?
E. Someone needs to be preparing for leadership roles. Could that someone be you (1 Timothy 3:1)?
A. The devil is “seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Is it you?
B. When a need arises in God’s kingdom, may our response always be, “Here am I! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).