April 29, 2018 | Josh McPherson | Esther
In the godless book of Esther, a clear portrait emerges of two super-power Kings. The first king, King Xerxes, is the most powerful man on the planet, overseeing an empire the size of which has never before been seen in the history of the world. Babylon? Captured. Egypt? Overthrown. Greeks? Next on the hit list. His opulence, wealth, and power are unmatched, demonstrated in a 6-month party for 15,000 world leaders full of lavish food, drink, women, and debauchery. All is going well until a royal family disturbance spirals into a national crisis, and the buffoonery of human power gets put on full display. And that's just the beginning of the story...
May 06, 2018 | Josh McPherson
May 20, 2018 | Josh McPherson | Esther
June 10, 2018 | Josh McPherson | Esther
Nothing is more fundamental to the human experience than asking the question “Who am I?” How you answer this question not only says everything about you, but also tells you where you’re going in your future. Your identity shapes your destiny. And nothing impacts your day to day life more than your identity. So what is it, where does it come from, and how can you know the source of it? In this powerfully practical sermon, Pastor Josh looks at a case study of two identities in the life of Esther and Haman from Esther chapter 5 that leads us all to face the question “Who or what is defining you?”
June 24, 2018 | Josh McPherson | Esther
What choices lead to not being opposed by God, and how do we make them? How big of a deal is pride and humility in our every day life? How can we know that God is for us, not against us? The stakes could not be higher in this pivotal story in Esther...a King’s sleepless night, a kaniving narcissist’s plot, and a humorous yet devastating surprise twist combined for a powerful lesson in the dangers of pride and the beauty of humility in this power-packed story of life and death in every-day choices.
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