Teachings on Enduring
When the high priest asks Stephen about accusations, Stephen replies with the history of how God has been with the Jewish people. Video (Watch) Audio (Listen)
The Book of Esther is about a courageous, Jewish orphan girl who saves her people from extermination through God’s providence. Providence is the way God’s will leads those who will not be led. God is always working behind the scenes, using selected people to further His will.
In the book of Esther, Esther held a banquet for Hammond and the King. Hammond was responsible for setting up the order to have God’s people killed and for building gallows to hang Mordecai (Esther’s uncle who was mourning at the gate, but had been a loyal servant of the king). In God’s mighty sovereignty, Mordecai was hung on those very gallows. God is always faithful even when all the circumstances are against you. God has a plan. God’s plan…