Esther: The Making of a Queen 7: Sunday Selah

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 7: Sunday Selah Scripture reading: Esther 9 Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur (that is, cast lots), to crush and to destroy them. But when it came before the king, he gave orders in writing that his evil plan that he had devised against the Jews…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 6: Weekly Thoughts

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Despite the fact that God is never mentioned by name in the book of Esther, there are many important lessons we have learned this week about His will and His ways. When the Persian ruler, King Ahasuerus, called upon Queen Vashti during a feast to flaunt her beauty to his kingdom, she refused. This refusal to obey her husband and her rightful…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 5: Esther’s Courage and God’s Plan

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 5: Esther’s Courage and God’s Plan Scripture reading: Esther 4:12–8:17 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish.…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 4: The Big Problem

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 1: Vashti, The Predecessor The Big Problem Scripture reading: Esther 3-4:11 And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone. So, as they had made known to him the people of Mordecai, Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, throughout the…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 3: A Beauty Pageant

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 3: A Beauty Pageant Scripture reading: Esther 2:1-18 After these things, when the anger of King Ahasuerus had abated, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her. Then the king’s young men who attended him said, “Let beautiful young virgins be sought out for the king. And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 2: Humble Beginnings

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 2: Humble Beginnings Scripture reading: Esther 2:5-11 Now there was a Jew in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite, who had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away. He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther,…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 1: Vashti, The Predecessor

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 1: Vashti, The Predecessor Scripture reading: Esther 1 Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel, in the third year of his reign he gave a feast for all his officials and servants. The army of Persia and Media and the…

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