Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful Culture

January 24, 2020 – January 31, 2020

Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful Culture

Esther became queen of Persia in dangerous times. It can be easy to read the story of Esther through a modern-day lens, as a fairytale story of ascent to royalty or an account of a pure hearted beauty pageant queen. But it’s important to remember that in Esther’s context, she was in an extremely vulnerable position as a woman, as a subject of the king, and as a Jew. In this Groundwork series, Dr. Carol Bechtel helps us set the biblical story of Esther in its original context and think about the original audience. Join us in discovering important truths about God’s presence and God’s providence in times and places, like Esther’s context, when it seems he is neither welcome nor wanted. Through our study of Esther, Mordecai, Haman, and King Ahasuerus (Xerxes), we’ll see God at work in unexpected places. Together we’ll find encouragement for living faithfully during our own experiences of vulnerability and embrace the assurance that God continues to work through the ordinary faithful actions of believers today.

Episodes in this Series

Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful CultureJanuary 24 , 2020

Courageous Faith in Vulnerable Times

In the story of Esther, we can find assurance of God’s providence and the wisdom we need to courageously continue living faithfully in an unfaithful world.

Listen to this episode

Esther: Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful CultureJanuary 31 , 2020

The Hidden Hand of God

Life's coincidences are much less coincidental that we think. Uncover the hand of God at work in and through the actions of ordinary people in the story of Esther.

Listen to this episode


Never miss an episode! Subscribe today and we'll deliver Groundwork directly to your inbox each week.