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A Word from Josh
Esther is one of the strangest books in the Bible, at least partly because it does not once mention the name of God. Why? The answer I believe is because the author of Esther is using a rhetorical technique. As we read the book we are meant to hear in our head (over and over again) the name of God. When it seems that God is absent. When it seems that he is not near. When even his very name is banned or disqualified or canceled. Where is God? The book of Esther comes along and says: he is here; he has a plan; and he is with you.
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This month at God Centered Life, we're offering a copy of David Helm's A Conversation with Jesus on Truth for your gift of any amount. What is truth? This question, asked by Pilate, has echoed down through the centuries and still has ramifications today. His job as a representative of Rome required that he discover the truth about the charges brought against the prisoner before him. So he asked Jesus. The answer Jesus gives and Pilate’s reaction are enlightening. Will you respond in the same way as Pilate?
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