Teachings on Sovereignty

“Celebrate the Providence of God” – Esther 9 & 10 (Tuesday 6/15/21)

On the day that the Jews were to be annihilated, the opposite actually occurs, and the Jews overpower their enemies. Mordecai becomes famous for rescuing the Jews from their terrible fate. The Jews celebrate with feasting and gladness as they vanquish their enemies all over the region. They establish the holy day of Purim to celebrate the time that Esther successfully petitioned the king and order all generations of Jews to celebrate that day each year.

“Can You Find the Gospel in Here?” – Esther 7 & 8 (Tuesday 6/8/21)

Queen Esther, at the banquet provided to her by the king, petitions the king to save her people from annihilation. The king discovers that Haman was behind the plot to exterminate the Jews and orders him to be hanged on the gallows that Haman had prepared for Mordecai. Mordecai is ordained the head of the house of Haman and is given his signet ring. Esther pleads with the king to revoke the order against the Jews by Haman, and the…

When the Wicked Fall: Esther 6 (Tuesday 6/01/21)

Esther Chapter 6 describes the events before the next banquet that Esther prepares for the King and Haman. The night before the banquet, the King could not sleep and the chronicles were read to him. He discovered that nothing had been done for Mordecai who had informed the king of a plot against him. Haman ends up having to honor Mordecai in the way Hammond wanted to be honored. Pastor Keith shows us in Psalms 37 to not fret. God…

“Manipulators Always Lose” – Esther 3 (Tuesday 5/11/21)

Mordecai, Esther’s cousin, refuses to bow to Haman, who was recently promoted by King Ahasuerus. This offends Haman, who decides to seek revenge against not only Mordecai, but all the Jews. Haman advises King Ahasueres to write a decree against the Jews for following their own customs, and not the king’s. Letters are sent to all the provinces with instructions to annihilate the Jews and plunder their possessions.

“A New Queen” – Esther 2 (Tuesday 5/4/21)

Coming to his senses after his royal decree against Queen Vashti, the king realizes that he is in need of a replacement queen. Arrangements are made to gather many young, beautiful virgins in order to seek a replacement. Among these is Esther, cousin of Mordecai, who is a beautiful orphaned Jewish girl. Esther impresses the king’s eunuch who advises her on how to seek the king’s favor, which she succeeds at. Esther is made Queen and a feast is prepared…

“The Queen Gets the Axe” – Esther 1 (Tuesday 4/27/21)

King Ahasuerus rules over a large portion of the ancient middle east and decides to throw a banquet to show off the riches and splendor of his kingdom. After drunkenly carousing for many days at a time, the King summons his Queen to show off her beauty to his constituents. In an unprecented act of rebellion, Queen Vashti refuses to obey her King’s command, which angers the King, and after consulting with his officials, the King sends out a decree…