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"A Crown With Purpose" | Feasting And Gladness

"A Crown With Purpose" | Feasting And Gladness

SCRIPTURE: Esther 9:20 – 10:3

SHOW NOTES: Mordecai sent letters to the Jews instructing them to have days of feasting and gladness on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar. They were to send gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor. Their sorrow was turned to gladness and mourning to a holiday! Queen Esther also wrote a letter in words of peace and truth and the command to observe Purim was written in the official royal records for future generations to follow. 

Fasting and feasting should be important elements in our spiritual practices. Examples of both are found in the Bible. Fasting is a time set apart for prayer and consecration unto the Lord. It includes thoughtful consideration of our lives (our words, behavior, and deeds). This is time we devote to seeking the Lord. Feasting is a time of remembrance and celebration. Much joy and gladness fill our hearts during times of holiday and feasting. 

As this wonderful book closes, we know God’s name and prayer are never mentioned. But we certainly observe God’s fingerprints and acknowledge His sovereign plan woven into every part of this story. We are thankful for the courage, strength, and boldness of Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther

SONG: "The Lord Almighty Reigns" -  

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Walt and Brenda have served in full-time Christian ministry for 40 years. Walt taught at Moody Bible Institute for 14 years – including Old Testament and New Testament Bible, Preaching & Communication, and Leadership classes. Brenda directed major events and conferences at Moody Bible Institute, taught Bible study groups, and served as a Director of Women’s Ministry. They actively participate in church ministry, including marriage enrichment seminars and pre-marital classes. Walt and Brenda enjoy speaking at retreats and conferences. They have led over 35 Biblical tour groups in Israel and Jordan.
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