Today, Shawn and Jean study the story of Esther. During this discussion, you'll learn how God sometimes works quietly—but also persistently and faithfully—through ordinary people, to accomplish something extraordinary. Grab your Bible and follow along to find out how this story applies to your life!


Episode Chapters

  • When Does the Book of Esther Take Place?

    Starting at 6 min 
    05 sec

    This story takes place in the 5th century BC, during the reign of Ahasuerus (Xerxes I).

  • What Was Esther's Given Name?

    Starting at 12 min 
    54 sec

    What was Esther's given name when she was a little girl, and what is its significance?

  • God's Providence Theme

    Starting at 46 min 
    00 sec

    Although God's name is never mentioned in the book of Esther, it's still very clear that none of this could have happened without His guiding hand.

  • The Great Controversy Theme

    Starting at 53 min 
    20 sec

    There are a few places where we can clearly see the juxtaposition of good and evil.