Resuming Restoration (Part 2)

The efforts to rebuild the Temple have undergone a number of ups and downs, starts and stops. But with the favor of King Darius, the people of God can complete their calling. As we study this passage, we learn a number of lessons about God’s providence, our...

Four P’s for the People of God

The opening of the Book of Ezra recounts the beginning of how God used a pagan king to restore His people to their land and to rebuild worship. In this message we look at this passage and learn about God’s promise, providence, priorities and purposes and how...

Act Four; Esther Begins Her Plan

It is one thing to say that we will answer the call that God has on our lives, but a very different thing to actually carry through on our intentions. Esther was willing to risk her life to save her people but it took trust to live it out. We face the same challenge...

Act One; Esther Becomes Queen of Persia

Do we consider this life to be a series of random circumstances guided by coincidence or good fortune? As we study the Book of Esther we find that this is far from reality. God is active in this world and in our lives even when it appears that He is silent. In this...