Sermon: Purim People

I was not sure whether I would be standing up here this morning and sharing God’s word with you, not just because the arrival of our second child is imminent. There was a sign this week, a portent, that perhaps the end was drawing near and the consummation of all things must soon begin. “And…

Sermon: Haman’s Fall

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Esther. Esther, chapter 7, beginning in verse 1. Esther is in the Old Testament – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job. Esther 7, beginning in verse 1. If you do not have a Bible with you this morning, please feel free to take one…

Sermon: Gospel Laughter

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Esther. Esther 6, beginning in verse 1. Esther is in the Old Testament – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, and Psalms. Esther 6, beginning in verse 1. As always, you are encouraged to leave your Bibles open as we read and study God’s…

Sermon: Wisdom & Folly

In our jaunt through Esther, we have been listening to God’s Word as a story of redemption. The people are in exile, in great peril from the wicked plot of Haman. We hope, along with Esther and Mordecai, for God’s deliverance, which often comes in unexpected ways and from unexpected places. We have been listening…