Tag Archives: Xerxes

July 27 – Payback

Psalm 55:16-23; Esther 7:7—8:17; Matthew 5:43-48 In the movie “Trading Places” two millionaire investors decide to explore the question of nature vs. nurture. They take a snobbish investor and make his life miserable while taking a street hustler and put … Continue reading

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July 25 – Satisfaction

Psalm 55:16-23; Esther 5:1-14; Colossians 2:16—3:1 I can’t get no satisfaction. Ok, I know that’s bad grammar, double negatives and all, but, tell me you didn’t start singing that line if you’re of my generation. For those of you who … Continue reading

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July 23 – This Time, This Place – God’s Will

Psalm 138; Esther 4:1-17; Luke 8:22-25 You’ve seen this scene in a movie or a TV show at one time or another. The detectives are grilling the suspect. They know he isn’t the main guy, but he knows the plans … Continue reading

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July 22 – “Them”

Psalm 138; Esther 3:7-15; Acts 2:22-36 “They” are always around. “They” are different. It may be their skin color, their language, their culture, their heritage, or their religion; but “they” are always around us. We have a natural reaction to … Continue reading

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October 14 – When The World Falls In

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 What’s it like to sit on top of the world? Have you ever wondered that? Have you ever experienced that? Haman felt that way. Xerxes had honored Haman’s request to exterminate the Jews. He … Continue reading

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October 13 – Breaking the Law

Revelation 13; Esther 3-4; Psalm 106:1-23 The law was so rigid. If you approach the king without being summoned, the sentence was death. The king had one opportunity to extend mercy, but how often did kings do that. Mordecai asked … Continue reading

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