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The book of Esther teaches us that God is at work in every aspect of life. We are challenged to trust in God’s guiding hand and to rest safely in what the bible calls ‘providence’. For the Unseen God, no circumstance is too insignificant to go unnoticed and no situation is beyond His sovereign power. The God of hope brings hope to his people.

Part 1: Introducing Esther

by David Fowler September 25, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 1:1-9

There’s no getting way from the fact that Esther as an unlikely heroine, but God is at work in these most unlikely circumstances to set this teenage beauty Queen on the road to rescuing God’s chosen people from their enthralment to the richest and most powerful empire of their age.

Part 2: Macho Insecurity

by Dave King October 2, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 1:10-24

How do we make sure that Macho insecurity does not take over our lives, and thus affect our decision making. How do we make wise decisions even in very difficult circumstances and when great pressure and expectations are placed upon us.

Part 3: Providence at Work

by David Fowler October 9, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 2:1-23

Esther's story is extraordinary - the beauty queen God used to save his people. In this message we see how Esther and her adoptive father faithfully lived their lives by God's priorities in the midst of a wicked pagan empire.

Part 4: God in Charge

by David Fowler October 16, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 3:1-15

In the darkest days of Esther's story we see the threat of extinction hanging over her people, God's chosen people. With the day of execution scheduled and the relevant orders sent to every corner of the Persian empire things have rarely looked bleaker for the lineage that will one day lead to the birth of the Saviour. But even in these darkest days we see God at work, allowing Hamas, arch enemy of the Jews, to over-reach himself and sow the seeds of his own destruction.

Part 5: Fasting and Prayer

by Dave King October 23, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 4:1-11

What do we do when all hope seems lost and we can not see a way forward? How does fasting and praying work? Even when some one is after killing you all your people. As we look at Mordecai's fast we will lean some great lessons.

Part 6: What’'s Occurring?

by Chick Yuill October 30, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 4:12-17

Esther may we the heroine of the story, but it is also about three men. Xerxes, the king who is living the dream. Human, the courtier who is climbing the ladder. Mordecai, the civil servant who is doing what's right. And most of all, though he is never specifically mentioned in the entire narrative, it's about the God who is always present.

Part 7: Sovereign Father

by Leon Whyte November 6, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 5:1-14

We are his chosen people and he wants us to give Him everything. We see this through the actions of Esther and Mordecai. Faithfulness and being devoted to Him are key to our relationship to him.

Part 8: The Turning Tide

by David Fowler November 13, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 6:1-14

Esther and Mordecai have done little but spectate as God's people are edged towards annihilation. Yet even here the unseen hand of the God of Abraham and Moses has been silently at work and the tide is starting to turn, bringing with it the mercy of God to save his people. As things begin to move in favour of Mordecai, Haman, the arch enemy of Israel over-reaches himself and sows the seeds of his own destruction.

Part 9: Haman’'s Ending

by Tom Ward November 20, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 7:1-10

In this message Tom explains how the great twist in this story comes about. He points out that when you see what the Jews did previously and what Esther did practically it shouldn’t come as a surprise that God intervened to save his chosen people.

Part 10: Celebrate

by Tom Ward November 27, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 8:1-17

The evil Haman had been dealt with but the edict against the Jews was still in place. Tom shows us, in this preach, why a second edict had to be written and how it changed the cause of history forever.

Part 11: Tables Turned

Part 12: Remember, Remember

by Tom Ward December 11, 2016 6:30pm

Esther 9:20 - 10:3

As we bring the series on Esther to a close Tom shows us why the Jews are commanded to celebrate Purim every year and why it should be important to Christians as well: Without Purim Jesus would never have been born!