Posted by: StrongStakes | December 2, 2009

Mordecai & Hadassah Introduced

Gentlemen,

As you prepare for next Monday’s study on Esther chapter two, think about these questions:

1.  Jot down a running list of specific examples of God’s providence throughout the book of Esther.

2.  How much time has elapsed from the feast where Vashti was deposed until the introduction of Mordecai and Esther?

3.  How old do you think Mordecai was?

4.  The phrase “found favor” is repeated three times in chapter two (vv. 9, 15, 17), plus three more times in 5:8; 7:3; and 8:5.  Why is this significant?

5.  Before going into Xerxes, why did Esther “not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the women, advised”?

6.  Mordecai is described as “sitting at the king’s gate” in four verses in the book (2:19, 21; 5:13; 6:10).  Why is this significant?

The handout for Monday night’s study of chapter two is available at our drop box.  Click on the “Media Drop Box” link on the right column toolbar, under “Bible Study Tools.”

Less than half of you have responded to the poll question in the previous post.  If you have yet to cast your vote, please do so as soon as possible.  I value your input, plus want to get a head start on preparations for the next book we study.

Dessert will be served at 7 pm, with the study to follow shortly after!

~ tr

P.S.  How do you like the December snowfall on our SoCal beach scene above?


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