Esther and Mordecai – Discussion Starters

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See more posts by Joyce Griffith Lesson Guide An intriguing story. Of all the events included in the Bible, the story of Esther has close to the greatest appeal of them all. Beauty, competition, intrigue, jealousy and a simple young woman’s conviction: those are the elements. What kind of a party was King Ahasuerus planning? Was there a reason given for this extravagant event?

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Tuesday: “For Such a Time as This”

See more posts by Sabbath School Lesson In Esther 3:1-5 , the plot of the story starts to unfold.

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Monday: Esther in the Court of the King

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See more posts by Sabbath School Lesson Read Esther 2:10 , Esther 2:20 . What situations might arise where nationality or religious affiliation should be hidden, at least for a time? Read John 4:1-26 , the story of Jesus and the woman at the well

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Sunday: Esther in Persia

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See more posts by Sabbath School Lesson Read Esther 1:2-20 . What is happening here? What things about this story are hard to understand from our perspective today? (As you read, remember that a lot of details are not presented.) The week long banquet that King Ahasuerus gave for his nobles and officials seems extravagant, even for someone at the pinnacle of political power, far beyond what most Christians could find acceptable. Image © Jeff Preston from GoodSalt.com The unrestricted consumption of alcohol ( Esther 1:7-8 ) was to be expected on such occasions.

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Exiles as Missionaries – Teaching Plan

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See more posts by Michael Fracker [Lesson plan for July 25—31, 2015 ] Key Thought : We have a mission to engage creatively with society and to demonstrate the power of faith within our culture.

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