Storms: Finding God's Peace in the Difficulties of Life
The storms of life. It's not if you'll go through a storm, it's just when. You will not be the same after you have gone through the storm, but you have to get through it first. As a church family, we want to help you make your way to the other side. it's not that we have all the answers, but we do know the God who cares and gives us the strength we need to hang on and get through life's difficulties.
During this messages series we are tackling important subjects such as excessive anxiety, deep depression, health-damaging stress, overcoming suicidal thoughts, breaking free from guilt and despair, and other real struggles that people face when in the middle of the hardships of life. Whether you're in a storm, or helping someone else who is, this message series will bless you.
Esther: For Such a Time as This
This title comes from Esther 4:14 where Mordecai encourages Esther to see her place in God's plan to save the people of Israel from being the victims of a wicked, genocidal, plot against them. She was strategically placed to make a difference! Our hope is that as we study this tremendous story together, your heart will be challenged and encouraged to see the greatness and sovereignty of our God as He "works all things together for good for those who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
During this new message series, Pastor Dan is using and would like to recommend the following resources for your own personal study of Esther. These books will be a help and blessing to you as you seek to understand better the message of this wonderful book.
Breneman, Mervin. THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY, EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER. Vol. 10. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 1993.
Whitcomb, John C. ESTHER: Triumph Of God’s Sovereignty. Chicago: Moody Press, 1979.
Jobes, Karen H. THE NIV APPLICATION COMMENTARY (ESTHER). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
Baxter, J. Sidlow. EXPLORE THE BOOK In One Volume. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1976.
The Word-in-Life Study Bible.
The MacArthur Study Bible.
The ESV Study Bible.