King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores.
And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?
Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews.
Summary: This is the 10th sermon in the series "God Is Here". This sermon is an overview of Esther and a glimpse of the Feast of Purim. Have fun with this celebration, (even if it's Baptist style- Like we did). After all, we always need a reason to eat at Church.
Summary: The story of Esther reveals God's plans and purposes for each of us as we live out lives that are directed by God's design and will. Nothing is by accident even if we are unable to figure out what God is up to. Esther gives a good example of this concept.
Summary: Today, we are going to study the book of Esther. If you have never read it or if it has been a long time and the details have become a little fuzzy, get ready, because this is an exciting story.
Summary: In the book of Esther, we clearly see God at work in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of a nation. Even when it looks as if the world is in the hands of evil people, God is still in control, protecting those who belong to him.
Summary: Queen Esther’s experience before the king for the saving of her people. We need to be aware that we have a mission and as daunting as the task may be if we would stand in the presence of the King of kings we can stand up for the King anywhere.
Summary: The Story of Esther is a story of God’s providence. Esther’s obedience, faithfulness, prayerfulness and self sacrificing attitude made it possible for God to use her. Those same attributes will allow God to use us as well.