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The Book of Esther

The story of Esther unfolds in an era of darkness, telling the struggle of seeking God in the midst of challenge and opposition.

Confronting fear and even death, Esther’s journey boldly declares God’s unwavering faithfulness and power, offering a light that pierces through darkness and reveals true everlasting hope.

Each of us face suffering, discouragement and fear. The book of Esther is an invitation for us all to find courage, hope and purpose in God’s good and sovereign plan.

Relief, deliverance and hope will arise…

Join us as we journey through the book of Esther and encounter eternal hope in Jesus.

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Listen to weekly bible talks on Esther.

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A foolish feast

King Xerxes hosts an extravagant 180-day-long feast for all his officials and servants in an indulgent display of power. The king calls for Queen Vashti to join him to show off her beauty, but she refuses resulting in her dethroning and sparking the king’s anger.

The bachelor king

Xerxes’ search for a new queen continues through a beauty contest. Esther, a Jewish orphan raised by her cousin Mordecai, wins the king’s favour and becomes queen. Meanwhile, Mordecai discovers a plot against the king and foils it.

An old enemy

Haman, an influential official, gains the king’s favour and devises a plan to annihilate the Jews. Mordecai refuses to bow to Haman, leading to his vengeful plot and a decree to destroy the Jewish people. Who will stand up in the face of opposition?

For such a time as this

Mordecai learns about Haman’s decree to destroy the Jews. Distraught, he urges Queen Esther to intercede with the king on behalf of her people. Will Esther risk her life and find the courage to approach the king?

A timely dream

Queen Esther plans her strategic plea to save the Jews. King Xerxes learns of Mordecai’s foiling of the plot to kill the king and orders him to be honoured, sparking Haman’s jealousy as he is instructed to parade Mordecai through the streets.

Reversal

Queen Esther reveals Haman’s evil intention to the king. The king is furious and orders Haman’s execution on the very gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Will Esther’s courage and strategic revelation shift the fate of the Jews?

Sorrow to gladness

King Xerxes responds to Queen Esther’s plea for mercy, issuing a new decree to allow the Jews to defend themselves. The tables turn and the Jews stand in victory against their enemies with a joyous celebration and feast.

A feast to remember

Queen Esther and Moredcai’s courage and faithfulness to stand up for their people – the Jews – will be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province and in every city. Hope will always arise.

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