Series: Faith Lessons from Esther Week 1
Invitation to Worship: from 1 Peter 3:3-4
Leader: It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful.
People: Lord, let me see the beauty in others.
Leader: No, your beauty should come from within you—the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.
People: Lord, let me see the beauty in myself.
Leader: This beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God.
People: Lord, let me see the beauty in You.
Father You are so beautiful, and the source of all true beauty. Your beauty emanates from Your holiness and so is integral to Your glorious nature and presence. We see this in Your instructions to Israel to praise and worship “the beauty of holiness”. Lord we are so thankful that You sent Your son Jesus to earth, to allow us to be made holy and be beautiful in salvation. We see that it has been Your earnest desire throughout history to bestow Your beauty and splendor on a people set apart to Yourself. We are humbled and amazed that You the God of Heaven should desire to share Your glory with created beings. We constantly “meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty” that, through Christ, Your beauty may be perfected in us. We also choose to take your beauty to others, as the “beautiful feet” who proclaim the good news. We do love You Lord. Let us pray in the words of the beautiful Son…
Scripture: Esther 2:1-22 (International Children’s Bible)
Message: “Beauty and the Beast”
Theme: Beauty can be ugly and vice versa.