This study of the book of Esther, taught by Pastor Barry Forder, is the 19th session of our ‘Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year’ series recorded during 2014 as part of our Sunday morning family services.
The theme of the book of Esther is God’s deliverance of His chosen people Israel from Satan’s plans. We see this dramatically played out as this young Jewish orphan girl, taken captive from her homeland, is brought into the mighty Persian king’s harem, and then chosen to be queen. Encouraged and supported by her cousin Mordecai, Esther realises the LORD had brought her to this place ‘for such a time as this’, that He will use her to thwart Satan’s plans to destroy her people. Along the way there are a number of twists and turns, and many lessons for us today.
Just as West-End plays often take some real-life event and turn it into a theatrical production, so many times God conceals in His Word a ‘dramatisation’ of His plan of redemption of redemption. This is book that does just that.
May this overview prompt you to undertake your own study of this divinely inspired book.
The PDF slides are from the PowerPoint presentation used during the teaching session.
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