Podcast Episodes, Articles, Messages: Esther

Chapter 1

  • Three Themes
    Topics: The Enemy, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 1

    A young girl lived under an authoritarian regime. She was conscripted into a harem and was pulled into ethnic conflict. Sound like something Read More

  • Married to an Alcoholic
    Topics: Brokenness & Pride, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 1

    If your husband asked you to do something immoral, would you do it? What if he was the king and he was drunk and it could mean your life if you disobeyed? Read More

Chapter 2

  • No Innocent Beauty Contest
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 2

    Do you ever find yourself asking why? Why am I in this marriage? This job? This church? This community? Read More

  • Queen
    Topics: Fear & Anxiety, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 2

    Do you ever feel pressure to conform to the people around you? Do you think there would be more or less pressure if you suddenly became a queen. Read More

  • The Plot Thickens
    Topics: God, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 2-3

    "Don’t worry." That advice is easy to give and almost impossible to live by ... unless you know the God who controls everything. Read More

Chapter 4

  • Esther's Dilemma
    Topics: God, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 4

    Does it seem as if the latest crisis in your life always arrives at a bad time? Hear how God uses what looks like bad timing for His glory. Read More

  • For Such a Time as This
    Topics: Womanhood, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 4

    If you’ve ever felt like a nobody, you’re not alone. The solution isn’t to talk to yourself and convince yourself how special you are. Read More

  • Time to Act
    Topics: Womanhood, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 4

    Trust in God’s providence does not mean that you always sit back and do nothing and just wait for things to unfold as they will happen. Read More

Chapter 5

  • An Evil Plan Is Hatched
    Topics: The Enemy, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 5

    We can all remember scandals in which a high-profile leader suddenly lost popularity and influence. Stories like this remind us that integrity is important. Read More

  • God's Split-Second Timing
    Topics: Brokenness & Pride, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 5

    Does God really control everything? Even wicked people? Find out as Nancy continues her study through the book of Esther. Read More

Chapter 7

  • A Persuasive Presentation
    Topics: Brokenness & Pride, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 7

    Imagine your spouse made the kind of mistake that could cost thousands of people their lives. Would you approach him with a humble, gracious spirit? Read More

Chapter 8

  • Battling Sin
    Topics: Sin & Repentance, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 8

    The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus works in our lives, overcoming the pull, the gravity, the law of sin and death. Read More

  • Stark Contrast
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 8

    If a powerful government leader were to attack a minority population, who would likely come out ahead? It depends on God’s will. Read More

  • A Time to Celebrate
    Topics: The Enemy, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 8-9

    The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time to weep and a time to laugh. So let us weep over the lost and over our own sin. Read More

Chapter 9

  • Remember
    Topics: The Enemy, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 9

    The word amuse literally means "to stop thinking." A lot of people equate rest and celebration with amusement. Read More

  • True Leadership
    Topics: The Enemy, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Esther 9

    Understandably, we get upset with leaders who abuse political power. Instead of serving the public, they’re serving themselves. Read More