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A Plot To Kill The King

In those days while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who protected the entrance, became angry and plotted to assassinate King Ahasuerus Esther 2:21 NET Throughout the whole process of Esther becoming Queen, she had been advised by Mordecai to keep her lineage a secret. So, … A Plot To Kill The King Read More »

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Esther Becomes Queen

Esther 2:1-18 And the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she met with his loving approval more than all the other young women. So he placed the royal high turban on her head and appointed her queen in place of Vashti. Esther 2:17 NET Four years have passed since the banquets … Esther Becomes Queen Read More »

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Queen Vashti’s Refusal

Esther 1:10-21 For the matter concerning the queen will spread to all the women, leading them to treat their husbands with contempt, saying, ‘When King Ahasuerus gave orders to bring Queen Vashti into his presence, she would not come.’ Esther 1:17 NET On the seventh day of the banquet, King Xerxes was feeling the effects … Queen Vashti’s Refusal Read More »

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Three Banquets

He displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendour of his majestic greatness for a lengthy period of time – a hundred and eighty days, to be exact! Esther 1:4 NET We begin the book of Esther with a great banquet. Actually, three great banquets! King Xerxes had thrown a huge party for … Three Banquets Read More »

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The Book of Esther

The book of Esther is the last book in the ‘Historical’ section of the Bible. The events of this book take place in Persia. At the time, the Persian Empire was the biggest empire in the world. It covered Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel. It also covered parts of Egypt, Sudan, Libya … The Book of Esther Read More »

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Wandering Path

James 5:19-20 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back, he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from his wandering path will save that person’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20 NET We are all sinners, … Wandering Path Read More »

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Elijah’s Earnest Prayer

James 17-18 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest. James 5:17-18 NET Elijah was a prophet, … Elijah’s Earnest Prayer Read More »

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Prayer of Faith

James 5: 15-16 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up – and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a … Prayer of Faith Read More »

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Pray and Sing

James 5:13-14 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises. James 5:13 NET James gives us some advice here on two things to do depending on how we’re feeling. If we’re suffering – feeling sad, angry, upset, disappointed – then we should pray. Why should we … Pray and Sing Read More »

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He Is Risen!

Matthew 28:1-10 He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. Matthew 28:6 NET When Jesus’ body was taken down from the cross, it was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb. The tomb had a huge heavy stone rolled in … He Is Risen! Read More »

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