Dwelling Richly Bible Studies
The Mary Heart in All of Us

The Mary Heart in All of Us

April 20, 2019

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 3, Esther 7:1-10

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 3, Esther 7:1-10

April 19, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 3, Esther 7:1-10

How many times have you felt that sting watching evil seem to get its way? Have you ever considered how God feels about evil? In Psalm 7, David says, “God feels indignation every day.” Not only does God feel righteous anger, but He “pronounces doom” on the wicked. In other words, God is taking care of the wicked for their evil even as He’s taking care of the righteous for their faithfulness. Mordecai waited. Esther acted. Haman plotted. God took care of them all in His righteousness and also in His timing. How much more can we wait and trust God to do the same for us? This truth of God’s righteous nature should be a dire warning to those who shake their fist at heaven and defy God and be an encouragement to those who are honoring God.

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 1 (Esther 1:1-5:8)

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 1 (Esther 1:1-5:8)

April 18, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 6/Day 1 Read Esther 1:1-5:8

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Reminder: One of the goals of this Bible study is to help you develop skills of a good student of the Word. Read Esther straight through without referring to any study notes or commentaries. Use only the maps and references in your Bible. It may be tempting to read notes or commentaries, but do the work of your own personal study. Pray for wisdom and understanding as you read.

Try This: Don’t just read Esther, read Esther aloud. Read it to your spouse or kids or read it with a friend. You’ll find it really changes the experience. Enjoy!

As you read...

Write your questions and key observations

Use the line on the left side of the following notes pages to outline the timeline of Esther. Note especially pivotal moments in the narrative. Note in particular, “just so happen” moments – coincidences in timing, placement, people, events, etc.

Complete the timeline chart on page 8 during this read-through or as you read through your lessons

Highlight: people (brown), places (green), times/dates (pink), God’s name (blue), phrases of note (orange / yellow)

Locate places on a map https://www.bible-history.com/maps/maps/map_persian_empire.html

Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 4-April 30, 2019

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 1 (Esther 1:1-5:8)

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 1 (Esther 1:1-5:8)

April 18, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 1 Read Esther 1:1-5:8

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Reminder: One of the goals of this Bible study is to help you develop skills of a good student of the Word. Read Esther straight through without referring to any study notes or commentaries. Use only the maps and references in your Bible. It may be tempting to read notes or commentaries, but do the work of your own personal study. Pray for wisdom and understanding as you read.

Try This: Don’t just read Esther, read Esther aloud. Read it to your spouse or kids or read it with a friend. You’ll find it really changes the experience. Enjoy!

As you read...

Write your questions and key observations

Use the line on the left side of the following notes pages to outline the timeline of Esther. Note especially pivotal moments in the narrative. Note in particular, “just so happen” moments – coincidences in timing, placement, people, events, etc.

Highlight: people (brown), places (green), times/dates (pink), God’s name (blue), phrases of note (orange / yellow)

Locate places on a map https://www.bible-history.com/maps/maps/map_persian_empire.html

Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

The Dwelling Richly community Bible study meets at La Mirada Christian Church every other week: Mondays, 6:30pm or Tuesdays, 9:30am, February 5-April 30, 2019

Register online http://www.LMCCWomen.Eventbrite.com

When you share, use our hashtags: #LMCCWomen #DwellingRichlyBibleStudy

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For Such A Time As This
Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Days 9 and 10 Esther 4:1-17

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Days 9 and 10 Esther 4:1-17

April 13, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Days 9 and 10 Esther 4:1-17

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 8 Esther 6:12-14

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 8 Esther 6:12-14

April 12, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 8 Esther 6:12-14

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How many times is the name of God mentioned in Esther? Zero. How many times is prayer mentioned? Zero. What about the Temple? Again, zero. How many times has God’s will been stopped? Ah, yes...once again, zero times. No matter who is on the throne; no matter who is scheming; no matter the time we have to wait or the length of our efforts to do the right thing or the efforts of those to do evil, God will have his way. Consider that truth today. Do you feel God is silent? Does he seem to be far off? Like the pagan god Baal, who Elijah mocked as being off on the toilet, does God feel like he’s got a “Do Not Disturb” sign out on his royal doorknob? Rest assured, and actually, do just that – rest. And while you rest, be assured that God is on the throne getting the job done for your best and for His glory today! Amen? Amen!

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 7 Esther 6:1-5

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 7 Esther 6:1-5

April 11, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 7 Esther 6:1-5

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Mordecai’s humility and patience have not only been rewarded, they’ve been rewarded publicly. Had Mordecai received recognition immediately it would have changed everything. Consider that moment you’ve been waiting for. Think about the recognition you’ve been wanting. Are you just? Are you seeking the honor of God? If so, be patient. Just like God’s timing is perfect in delivering you from the trial, so is his timing perfect in blessing your faithfulness. Remember, “God’s delays are not God’s denials.” Trust his timing in every aspect of your life, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Ps 27)

Be sure to join me for the next day in our “Faithful and Fearless” lesson!

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 6 Esther 5:9-14

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 6 Esther 5:9-14

April 10, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 6 Esther 5:9-14

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“Pride is the only known disease that makes everybody sick except the person who has it.” (Anonymous). Haman’s would be humorous if it weren’t so sickening. He is not only satisfied with the potential demise of his enemy; he is pleased by it. He, like all who oppose God, seeks to lift himself up to glory while lifting others up to shame. God wants the exact opposite for us. “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Instead, Haman delights himself in – well – himself. The malice Haman has is like yeast in dough. It thoroughly permeates. Malice in your heart, no matter how much you’re egged on by others, will do the same. Pray that God would reveal any tendency you may have to pridefully seek your own way and to try to get others on your side. Delight in God, not in yourself.

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Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 5 Esther 5:6-9a

Faithful and Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 5 Esther 5:6-9a

April 9, 2019

Faithful & Fearless: Lesson 5/Day 5 Esther 5:6-9a

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It’s been three days since Esther began her fast, and now, she has gone from fasting with concubines to feasting with the king. Not only is she feasting, but the royal scepter and up to half of the king’s kingdom have been extended to her. If a pagan king like Ahasuerus is willing to extend this kind of lavish grace, how much more will our good God?! Clearly, our Heavenly Father not only can but wants to extend grace to us. The Word of God is full of reminders of this kind of lavish grace. Never forget that as a child of the King you can come boldly before the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16) and ask boldly in Jesus’ name with eager anticipation, “how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

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