Resources from May 2022

Resources from May 2022

Deliverance Comes From God

Esther 6:1-14 1 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.3 “What honor and recognition has Mordecai received for this?” the king asked.“Nothing has been done for him,” his attendants answered.4…

The Way of Wisdom & The Way of Foolishness

Esther 5:1-14 5:1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. 2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3 Then the king asked, “What…

The Moment of Decision

Esther 4:1-17 1 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. 2 But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. 3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E14

Providence and The Holy Spirit’s Work in the Life of Christ What do we learn about God’s providence through His preservation of Joseph? How does Jesus’ reliance on the Spirit show us our need for that same reliance? In this episode, David and Phil discuss God’s providence in the lives of Jacob and Joseph, and they consider how God’s providence is decisive over all human actions.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss the Spirit’s work in the life of Christ…

Power, Persecution, and Providence

Esther 3:1-15 3:1 After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. 2 All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. 3 Then the royal officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s command?” 4 Day after…

The Park City Podcast – S1:E13

Providence and the Holy Spirit’s Work in the Old Testament Where do we see God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham? How does examining the work of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament help us learn about our present need for Him? In this episode, David and Phil highlight God’s providence in the life and calling of Abraham.  Then, in the devotional, they discuss how the Holy Spirit was at work throughout the Old Testament.  This discussion…

Esther and Mordecai

Esther 2:1-23 2:1 Later when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her. 2 Then the king’s personal attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king. 3 Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai,…