Esther Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

Esther Bible Story Summary

The Book of Esther is different from all other books in the Old Testament. What is different about it? What does it have that we might learn from today? Who Was Esther? In Esther 2:5-7a it says that “there was a Jew in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, son of Shimei, son of Kish, a Benjaminite, who had been carried away from Jerusalem among the captives carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away. He was … [Read more...]

Jonah and the Whale Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

Jonah and The Whale Bible Story

What can we learn from Jonah and the account of the fish?  Was it a whale that swallowed Jonah?  Is there something that we can use from Jonah and apply it to today? Who was Jonah? Second Kings 14:25 refers to him as a “servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of Gath-hepher” which was an ancient border town of Israel.  Jonah’s name is Hebrew and means “dove” or “peace.”  Jonah was to be a reluctant messenger of God who at first ran from God’s will only to … [Read more...]

Joshua and the Walls of Jericho Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

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There are many great Bible lessons to learn from studying the story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho. Joshua Bible Character Summary Joshua was one of the two faithful witnesses who spied the land of promise in the Old Testament but the other 10 witnesses were afraid to cross over the River Jordan and so the Israelites remained in the wilderness another 40 years because they feared man which really meant they didn’t trust God. After Moses’ death, Joshua became the leader of Israel and … [Read more...]

David and Goliath Bible Story: Lesson, Summary and Study

Davd and Goliath Story

What lesson is there to learn from the account of David and Goliath?  Why is it important to Christians today?  What can we apply in our lives today from this account? David the Shepherd David was the least in his family.  When they were choosing a king to anoint to replace Saul, they went through all of Jesse’s children…except David.  Jesse didn’t bring David because he was still a very young boy, likely a teenager and he was quite small and so Jesse wouldn’t have ever expected … [Read more...]

How to Study the Bible: 5 Unique Techniques

Here are 5 ways to study the Bible that you may never have considered.  Maybe you could add your own suggestion.   In what ways could you increase your understanding of the Word of God? The Command to Study; Just Do It The Bible tells us to “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15) in order to “be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete … [Read more...]

God’s Favor: How Do I Obtain It?

God's Favor

Everyone likes to be favored but how can a believer obtain God’s favor?  What does the Bible have to say about being favored by God? We All Need a Favor Everyone needs a favor once in a while.  There are friends, family, and co-workers that sometimes need a helping hand and we have done a favor for them and they may have done a favor for us to.  There is no shortage of people helping people when it comes to doing favors for one another but what about God?  How can a person obtain … [Read more...]