Esther: God Behind The Scenes


In the book of Esther, there is no mention of God, no mention of prayer, no mention of Jerusalem or the temple, no prophetic visions, and not one reference to a miracle of any kind! This has led some to conclude that God is absent in the book of Esther. But God is there, not in the limelight, but in the director’s chair, working feverishly behind the scenes. Read More

Rest From Our Enemies

September 1, 2019 by Robert Hurkmans

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Our Part to Play

August 25, 2019 by Mark Regis

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Pride Redirected

August 11, 2019 by Mark Regis

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Esther Through a Good News Lens

August 4, 2019 by Barry Parker

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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How to Use (and Lose) Your Influence

July 28, 2019 by Robert Hurkmans

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Faith: Public vs. Private

July 21, 2019 by Mark Regis

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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More Than Appearances

July 14, 2019 by Barry Parker

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Pride and Providence

July 7, 2019 by Mark Regis

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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