Esther Bible Study – Coming Soon!
Coming March 20th to April 7th – 3-Week Bible Study
Esther: Protection, Providence & Provision
The events in the story of Esther reveal the plot of an evil man who desired to have God’s people destroyed, and the courage of one woman who stepped out in faith to turn that plan around. We can glean inspiration from her strength, her wisdom, and her dignity as we face our fears and boldly stand before the throne of God.
Esther gives us something to celebrate as it chronicles the deliverance of the Jews. The King at the center of this story is Xerxes (Ahasuerus), son of King Darius, and grandson of King Cyrus. During his reign, King Cyrus made a decree that allowed the Jews in exile to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. While many Jews returned, many remained in the Persian Empire, two of which were Mordecai and his cousin Esther. Their story inspires believers to trust God’s wisdom and timing, and to stand strong in the face of persecution.
What some might call coincidence is clearly the hand of God at work throughout this book, as He protects and provides for His people. We witness the providence of God as He orchestrates every detail of the story. We see how every aspect is perfectly timed, and how the King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord.
The Book of Esther is the basis for the Jewish celebration of Purim—a feast that is still celebrated today. This festival commemorates the salvation of the Jews from the evil plot of Haman who sought to destroy them. Its full text, otherwise known as Megillah, or the “Scroll of Esther,” is read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the following morning.
This year Purim will be celebrated by the Jews on March 11th. And while I tried my best to get this study out by then, it would seem that God had other plans. And so this three-week study will begin on March 20th and run into the first week of April.
Participation is FREE…
The study is three weeks long, and again I’ll have a FREE study guide that you can download, as well as printable resources each week throughout the study to encourage you along. The study guide will be right here on March 13th along with a more detailed explanation of the study.
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In addition to the study guide, I’ve created a journal (available now at Amazon) for the study, that’s unlike any other journal out there. This one is a Bible-study/journal combination that’s jam packed with information. In it you’ll find everything you need to complete the study. I provide insight, encouragement, thought-provoking questions, cross references, and more…
FAQ: What’s the difference between the journal and the FREE study guide?
The journal is not only beautifully designed, it also has everything in one place so that you don’t have to download and print the questions, the weekly coloring pages, and worksheets. It also has a little background information here and there such as interesting tidbits from history. It’s designed to be a keepsake in which you can journal, and then tuck away for future reference.
It’s ideal for group study, because members can take their booklets home, answer the questions, color in the pages if they like, and bring them back each week to share their thoughts.
The journal is available now on Amazon. I’ve also provided some sample pages below so you can take a peek inside. (This post contains affiliate links)
(Please note: The journal is an optional addition. You do not require it to take part in this study, and will definitely enjoy the free resources I provide)
Esther: In-Depth Bible Study Journal – Now Available
The study will run for three consecutive weeks, March 20th to April 7th.
But First: Come back here on March 13th for the free study guide. See you then!
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife