Esther Series – Fall 2012

Psalm 124 – Snake Broken (c) Aaron Collier

This Fall at Christ the King we are working our way through the enigmatic Book of Esther.  This is the book of the Bible that doesn’t mention God, promotes a festival not prescribed in the Law of Moses, and was criticized by Martin Luther for being too aggressively Jewish and having NO gospel content.  But this is book is still inspired and holy scripture and has a lot to communicate to us today. (ESV Study Bible Intro)

Listen to Geoff’s introductory sermon to get a glimpse of how awesome this series is going to be.

It’s been quite a challenge to think about songs and liturgical material to connect to Esther and I’m still working up my list.  Here are a few I’ve got lined up so far:

SONGS:

Psalm 120 – a psalm for pilgrims in enemy lands
mp3 | Leadsheet info

Psalm 124 – a lectionary psalm for Esther 7-9
Benedict – mp3 | leadsheet
Partain – mp3 | leadsheet

Our God Saves (Brown/Baloche)
demo and chart

All I Have is Christ (Sovereign Grace Music)
mp3 | chords | leadsheet | youtube

Glory to God on High (Michael Van Patter arr.)
mp3 | chords | leadsheet | info

Oh! Great is our God (The Sing Team, Mars Hill)
mp3 | chords | leadsheet | info

O Worship the King (traditional)

What Wondrous Love is This (traditiona)

PRAYER:

O God,
   our guide and help in alien and contentious places:
as Esther prayed faithfully and worked courageously
for the deliverance of your people,
strengthen us to confront the oppressor
and free the oppressed, so that all people may know
the justice and unity of your realm. Amen.

One thought on “Esther Series – Fall 2012

  1. I am so excited to learn of the songs you’re working on for this series! I’m preparing for a retreat at my church where we will focus on Esther, so I will look forward to your list as you post it (hopefully soon)!

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