Esther’s story can be seen to parallel the walk of a Christian in thought-provoking and unique ways. What do Esther’s experiences teach us about our faith and our choices?
The book of Esther reads like a movie script, complete with a beautiful, courageous young girl (Esther), a fearless hero (Mordecai), and the dastardly villain (Haman). It’s a story of faith, bravery, suspense, betrayal and palace intrigue with a satisfying ending. How does Esther inspire us today?
The story begins with a young Jewish woman named Mary, who was engaged to a man named Joseph. The angel Gabriel visited Mary, and told her she would have a son named Jesus. God used his power - his Holy Spirit - to cause Mary to have a baby by a miracle. Watch this charming animated video for the rest of the story!
The Old Testament serves as a factual and archeological source for tracing Israel's past and how they developed as a nation. The 12 sons of Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel) were the beginnings of the nation and they moved into the land that would also bear that same name. Why are there so many questions about and issues with this tiny nation? Are they really occupying land that is not theirs? Is Israel really mean and over-the-top harsh with their neighbors, or are there important details about the constant conflicts that we are always missing? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name.
We frequently hear that Jesus' death changed the course of history, but what specifically did his death DO for mankind? Did it have multiple purposes? Why doesn't anything seem to be getting better? Want more in-depth answers and Bible study? Check out Episode 911: "What is the Legacy of Jesus' Death and Resurrection?" for more Scriptures and details on this topic.
How can you be a "positive provoker" to help others make better decisions and be happier in life? We have some great suggestions using the Bible for inspiration. Listen to our vlog and then to the full podcast on this subject.
Is it true that Jewish people are favored in God's eyes and if that's true, why bother being a Christian at all?
***EMAIL OR WRITE US FOR FREE BOOKLETS ON THIS TOPIC: "WILL ISRAEL SURVIVE THE END TIMES?" AND "THE ISRAELI-ARAB PEACE PROCESS AND BIBLE PROPHECY."*** All Christians studying the Old Testament realize the important role given to the nation of Israel by God. We can also easily prove the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Yet, for many centuries, the Christian demographic has been almost exclusively Gentile. Is Israel still on God’s radar screen? Modern history tells us about Israel’s re-establishment as a nation after 2,000 years of exile. Daily news confirms it is for real! Is this by God’s doing? If so, what is the plan? Stay with us as we discuss these intriguing questions.