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Celebrate: Come On! — Dr Liam Goligher’s final sermon on the book of Esther

Celebrate: Come On! Esther 9:20-10:3 Dr. Goligher finishes his series on Esther by looking at the aftermath of the great deliverance of the Jewish people by the unseen hand of God. The Festival of Purim was instituted as a community celebration to be a “standing reminder of this remarkable victory.” Dr. Goligher points out and expands upon …

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Holy War — Dr Liam Goligher’s 9th sermon on the book of Esther

Holy War Esther 9:1-32 The book of Esther illustrates the providence of God — how He works through people and situations to effect His plans and purposes for the good of His people. The great reversal In this chapter there is a great reversal: the powerless are given power. Chapter 3 had recounted how Haman and his allies had thrown lots every …

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Binding the Strong Man — Dr Liam Goligher’s 8th sermon on the book of Esther.

Binding the strong man Esther 8:1–17 Esther is in the cockpit of the battle between the kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of Our Lord, and at this part of the story she is facing possibly the greatest part of the battle. Hamaan, the antichrist figure, was hoist on his own petard. He has been trying to eradicate …

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Mission Impossible — Liam Goligher’s 7th sermon on the book of Esther

Mission Impossible Esther 6:14 – 7:10 A time to keep silence, and a time to speak For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… a time to keep silence, and a time to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b) Mordecai and Esther both displayed wisdom in knowing the right time to keep …

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Sleepless in Susa — Liam Goligher’s 6th sermon on the book of Esther

Sleepless in Susa Esther 5:14 – 6:14 In this chapter, Haman is a man with murder on his mind. Although he’s the CEO of the empire and the King’s best friend, and although the Queen has invited him as an honoured guest at two intimate dinner parties with herself and the King, Haman’s pride is despoiled by the …

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Battle Plans — Liam Goligher’s 5th sermon on the book of Esther

Battle Plans Esther 5:1-14 Barb’s précis of the sermon: Ps Goligher introduces this sermon by talking about how the story of the Bible is about the war — mostly an invisible war —between God and the devil, Christ and antichrist, the serpent and seed of the woman, and between the devil and the people of God. In …

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