Esther was no more than 20 years old, and became queen of the Persian Empire but not because of some political treaty. It was because of her stunning beauty. Her pedigree for being queen (besides the providence of God) was that she won a beauty contest. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name (Part 1 of 2) for the telling of this amazing story!
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!
Jesus of Nazareth was one of the most influential people to have ever lived, inspiring those around the world during his ministry and well after his death. Who exactly was Jesus? Was he just a man, was he a prophet or a god? Learn the truth about who Jesus really was and is.
For Christians there is no more meaningful time of year than the spring. Aside from the natural cycle of the physical world coming back to life,spring is the season in which we celebrate the fact that life on earth had itsonce and forever life-altering event – the death and resurrection of JesusChrist. As we will see over these next two weeks of programs, this eventchanged the world forever. This week, we will focus on some of the events prior, particularly Palm Sunday and its magnificent significance in the overall unfolding of God’s plan. What should Palm Sunday mean to us? Stay with us and see just how important it is!