Esther - God behind the Scenes - John Van Sloten

February 26, 2006

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe’re gonna continue talking about the Hebrew story, Esther. What does it mean to live life in response to the kind of God this story mysteriously depicts?

“King Xerxes promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, making him the highest-ranking official in the government. All the king's servants at the King's Gate used to honor him by bowing down and kneeling before Haman--that's what the king had commanded. Except Mordecai. Mordecai wouldn't do it, wouldn't bow down and kneel”
Esther 3:1-2

“Don't think that just because you live in the king's house you're the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for
just such a time as this."
Modecai to Queen Esther in, Esther 4:13-14

“Esther sent back her answer to Mordecai: "Go and get all the Jews living in Susa together. Fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, either day or night. I and my maids will fast with you. If you will do this, I'll go to the king, even though it's forbidden.
If I die, I die."
Esther 4:15-16

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Esther 3:1-2,Esther 4:13-14,Esther 4:15-16,grow

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