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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim - Part 10 - Facing the Truth

    Esther 4:5-17 NLT We are continuing with our series, “Esther: The Story of Purim”. Part 10 is called, “Facing the Truth”, and we discuss how Mordecai and Esther came to accept their responsibility to God and their people. The question we will address today is, why is truth so important? Esther...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 9 - Mordecai Mourns for His People

    Esther 4: 1-3 When Mordecai learned about all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on burlap and ashes, and went out into the city, crying with a loud and bitter wail. He went as far as the gate of the palace, for no one was allowed to enter the palace gate while wearing clothes of...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 8 - Haman's Genocidal Plot

    Esther 3: 7-15 NLT, BSB We are continuing with our series, “Esther: The Story of Purim”. Part 8 is called, “Haman’s Genocidal Plot”, and we discuss how Haman presents his case against the Jews to Xerxes. The question we will address today is, how did Haman convince Xerxes to pass the law to...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim; Part 7- Mordecai Takes a Stand

    Esther 3:3-6 Then the palace officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why are you disobeying the king’s command?” They spoke to him day after day, but still he refused to comply with the order. So they spoke to Haman about this to see if he would tolerate Mordecai’s conduct, since Mordecai...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 6 - Haman the Astrologer

    Esther 3:1-2 Some time later King Xerxes promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite over all the other nobles, making him the most powerful official in the empire. All the king’s officials would bow down before Haman to show him respect whenever he passed by, for so the king had commanded. But...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 5 - Mordecai Saves the King

    Esther 2:21-23 One day as Mordecai was on duty at the king’s gate, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthana and Teresh—who were guards at the door of the king’s private quarters—became angry at King Xerxes and plotted to assassinate him. But Mordecai heard about the plot and gave the information to...
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    Esther: The Story of Purim Part 4- Esther- A Rising Star

    Esther 2:2-4 But after Xerxes’ anger had subsided, he began thinking about Vashti and what she had done and the decree he had made. So his personal attendants suggested, “Let us search the empire to find beautiful young virgins for the king. Let the king appoint agents in each province to bring...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 3 - Mordecai the Soldier

    Esther 1:5-7 At that time there was a Jewish man in the fortress of Susa whose name was Mordecai, son of Jair. He was from the tribe of Benjamin and was a descendant of Shimei and Kish. His family had been among those who, with King Jehoiachin of Judah, had been exiled from Jerusalem to...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 2B- Queen Vashti

    Mistake #2- Xerxes follows the advice of his “Think Tank”: King Xerxes is beyond humiliated because Vashti defies him, so he turns to his princes and nobles for advice. First of all, they were probably disgusted at King Xerxes’ “progressive ways” and it could never be accepted as a good idea to...
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    Bible Study Esther: The Story of Purim Part 2A- Queen Vashti

    Esther 1:9-12 NLT At the same time, Queen Vashti gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes. On the seventh day of the feast, when King Xerxes was in high spirits because of the wine, he told the seven eunuchs who attended him—Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha...
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    Bible Study King Xerxes- Part 1

    Today we begin our series, “Esther: The Story of Purim”, and our first thread will be about the King of Persia. There’s not a lot of information about him. What I have extrapolated from the Scriptures is what is presented here at . The question we will address is, what kind...