Monthly Archives: February 2013

Living a Godly Life: Learning to Give

Matthew 6: 1-4 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before … Continue reading

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Rolling the Dice: Esther 3: 7-11

Esther 3: 7-11  7 In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur– which means “the lot”– before Haman for the day and for the month, and the lot … Continue reading

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From Insult to Genocide: Esther 3:1-6

Esther 3: 1-6 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the officials who were with him. 2 And all the king’s servants who were at the … Continue reading

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A Young Girl in an Unfair World: A Sermon on Esther

This is the written text, I kept hoping I would have time to bring in some of the spoken dialogue last week, and when I get the chance I will upload an audio version and attach it. Unfortunately the written … Continue reading

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Rumors of Assassination: Esther 2: 19-23

Esther 2: 19-23  19 When the virgins were being gathered together, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20 Now Esther had not revealed her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had charged her; for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as … Continue reading

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Long Live the Queen: Esther 2:12-18

Esther 2: 12-18 12 The turn came for each girl to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their cosmetic treatment, six months with oil … Continue reading

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Reality TV in the Ancient World: Esther 2: 1-11

Esther 2:1-11 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. 2 Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Let beautiful young … Continue reading

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