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Esther 3 Sermon

Esther 3 Sermon

In this Esther 3 sermon we’re going to see the two protagonists in this story – Esther and Mordecai – Live by faith in the unseen God. This is our 3rd lesson in the book of Esther. The first lesson we did an overview of the entire book. It was there that we noticed that […]

Esther 2 Sermon

Esther 2 Sermon

As we begin this Esther 2 sermon we need to remember, the king issued this edict when he was very angry. I wonder what happens when he cools off. Let’s read 2:1-4. What happens when the king cools off 2:1 ¶ After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and […]

Esther 1 Sermon Bible Study

Esther 1 Sermon: We’ll be studying the first 2 chapters of the book of Esther today. These first 2 chapters serve as an introduction for the whole book. And what do we see in this introduction? We’ll see the opulence and luxury of the ancient Persian empire along with its hidden weaknesses. We’ll see the […]

Esther Bible Study

As we begin this Esther Bible Study, let’s consider the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. In those books we saw a large group of Jews who returned to Judah and Jerusalem after the Exile. And we can imagine the kind of questions this group might have been asking – “Our fathers and we have sinned against […]

Nehemiah 13 KJV Sermon, About, Explanation, Sunday School Lesson

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This is our 16th lesson in our study through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. And if you’re keeping track, today we’re on the last chapter of Nehemiah. Next time I plan to have us overview the book of Esther. And then we’ll spend 5 more lessons studying through that book in its entirety. I’m […]

Nehemiah 12, KJV Sermon, About, Explained, Sunday School Lesson

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OK, now on to Nehemiah 12. And what do we have but more lists! Nehemiah 12:1-11 So, what are these lists enumerating? Read 12:1. Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua… So we’re going back to the time covered at the beginning of […]

Nehemiah 11 KJV Sermon, Meaning, Commentary, Bible Study

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Alright, now let’s get into our lesson for today. We’ll be studying Nehemiah chapters 11 and 12. That means we’re in the 2nd major act of the 2nd major section of the book of Nehemiah. The 1st major section (chapters 1 through 6) dealt with Nehemiah coming to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. And that’s […]

Nehemiah 10 KJV, Sermon, Devotional, Explained

And that brings us into chapter 10. This chapter consists entirely of the Jews’ promise to God in light of their disturbing cycle of disobedience. Verses 1 through 27 give the names of each leader who was signing his name to this resolution. And here’s what they agree to. Verse 29 – they would keep […]

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