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Read Esther Chapter 7
1. What does Esther ask for at the 2nd banquet?

2. What does the King ask?

3. Who does Esther accuse?

4. What happened after Esther accused him?

5. What was the King’s response when he returned?

6. What happened to Haman?

7. What do the following verses teach?
□ Proverbs 26:10

□ Romans 2:5-6

□ Galatians 6:7-8

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Read Esther Chapter 6
1. When do the events of Chapter 6 take place according to Esther 6:1?

2. What does the King request when he cannot sleep?

3. What does the King learn about Mordecai from the reading of the chronicles?

4. What does the King ask his servant in Esther 6:3? What is his response?

5. What does the King seek in Esther 6:4? Who is found?

6. What question does the King ask Haman?

7. What are we told about Haman’s motives in giving his answer in Esther 6:6?

8. What does Haman answer the King?

9. What does the King tell Haman to do as a result?

10.What do you learn from Esther 6:12 about Haman’s reaction to King’s decision to honor Mordecai?

11. What is the response of his friends and his wife when Haman goes home and tells them what happened?

12. How does the chapter end?

13. What does the Bible teach about pride in the following verses?
□ Psalm 31:23

□ Psalm 101:5

□ Proverbs 15:25

□ Proverbs 16:5, 18

□ Proverbs 28: 25

□ Proverbs 29:23

□ James 4:6

□ 1 Peter 5:5-6

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Read Esther Chapter 5
1. When do the events of this chapter occur according to verse 1?

2. What is Esther seeking to do? Why is it dangerous?

3. What happened when Esther appeared in King Ahasuerus’ court?

4. Copy Proverbs 21:1 here. Are you surprised the King extended his scepter?

5. What did Esther ask for?

6. What happened at the banquet?

7. What happened to Haman on his way home?

5. Who does he call for counsel? What advice to they give Haman?

6. What does Haman do?

7. What does the Bible teach about advice and counselors?
□ Psalm 1:1

□ Proverbs 11:14

□ Psalm 119?

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Read Esther Chapter 4
1. What is Mordecai’s response to the decree regarding the Jews?

2. What is the reaction of other Jews in other provinces?

3. How does Esther respond to Mordecai’s behavior (sackcloth and ashes and mourning)?

4. What does Mordecai tell Esther to do?

5. How does she respond? What is her meaning?

6. How does Mordecai respond? What is the significance of his statements?

7. What is Esther’s final response?

8. What does Esther seek through her fasting?

9. What do these scriptures teach about prayer?
□ Isaiah 59:1-3

□ Matthew 7:7-11

□ Matthew 21:22

□ Luke 11:1-13

□ Luke 18:9-14

□ John 14:12-14

□ James 4:2-3

□ 1 John 5:14-15

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Read Esther Chapter 3
1. Who is Haman? What is his lineage?

2. What favor is Haman shown by the King?

3. What was Mordecai’s reaction to Haman? Why?

4. How did Haman react to Mordecai?

5. What does Haman plan to do to retaliate against Mordecai? Why? How as it to be accomplished?

6. What other enemies of the Jews (those who sought to destroy them completely? Have there been over their 4000 year history? Name as many as you can.

7. What does God promise regarding the enemies of His people in the following verses?
□ Deuteronomy 28:7

□ 1 Samuel 17:47

□ Psalm 18:3; 47-48

□ Psalm 41:2, 11

□ Psalm 61:3

□ Psalm 119:98

□ Proverbs 16:7

□ Isaiah 59:19

8. What does the New Testament teach about how to deal with our enemies? The enemies of God?
□ Matthew 5:44

□ Romans 12:14

□ Ephesians 6:10-18

 

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Read Esther Chapter 2

  1. When King Ahasuerus became lonely for his queen, what solution was proposed?
  2. Who is Mordecai? Of what tribe is he? What other famous person in Jewish history is from that same tribe?
  3. Who is Hadassah? Esther? Why is she in Shushan? Where is her family? Where is she from?
  4. What happens to Esther in Chapter 2?
  5. Describe Esther’s beauty treatments. How long did they last?
  6. What was the king’s reaction to Esther?
  7. What did Mordecai discover while sitting in the King’s gate? What happened as a result?
  8. What references to dates and/or time is given in this chapter? Note all that you find.
  9. What does God say about a woman’s beauty?
    □ Proverbs 31:30 □ 1 Peter 3:3-6

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Read Esther Chapter 1

  1. Who is Ahasuerus?
  2. Where do the events of Chapter 1 of Esther take place? What country is this today?
  3. Describe the scene in your own words.
  4. Who is Queen Vashti?
  5. What happened between Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus in the opening chapter? Why?
  6. From whom does the King seek advice? Who are they? What is their advice? Why?
  7. What do the following verses teach about counselors?
    ▸ Psalm 1:1 ▸ Proverbs 1:5
  8. What happens to Queen Vashti?
  9. What references to dates and/or time is given in this chapter? Note all that you find.
  10. What do you observe about the marriage between the King and Queen Vashti? Contrast that to the Bible’s teachings on marriage.
  11. What do the following verses teach?□ Proverbs 14:12 □ Proverbs 14:17 □ Proverbs 14:29 □ Proverbs 16:32

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Read Zephaniah Chapter 3
1. Who is God speaking to in Zephaniah 3:1-5?

2. What are God’s complaints against her?

3. Copy Zephaniah 3:5 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

4. What does God say is His plan in Zephaniah 3:8?

5. What does God promise to do in Zephaniah 3:9?

6. What does God promise in Zephaniah 3:10-13?

7. What does the prophet tell the daughter of Zion in Zephaniah 3:14?

8. What does the prophet say God has done in Zephaniah 3:15?

9. Copy Zephaniah 3:16-17 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

10. What does God promise in Zephaniah 3:19-20?

11. What do you learn from the following verses?
Jeremiah 29:14

Jeremiah 33:7

Ezekiel 39:28

12. What application can you make from the book of Zephaniah?

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In the coming weeks, we are going to be posting Bible studies from the book of the Minor Prophets known as Zephaniah. It is a short book, but it has a powerful message–one that might prove useful even today. I recommend that you start your study by doing answering these background questions and reading through the entire book in one setting.

  1. Who is the author of the book of Zephaniah? When did he live?

2. When was this book written?

3. Who was the intended audience of the prophecies of Zephaniah?

4 .What does the name “Zephaniah” mean?

If you are interested in other studies in the minor prophets, we have posted studies through the following books:

Amos

Jonah

Joel

Habakkuk

Hosea

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Read Amos Chapter 1
1. What do you learn of Amos from Amos 1:1?

2. Where was Tekoa?

3. What natural disaster occurred 2 years before according to Amos 1:1?

4. Some commentators believe this is the same earthquake that Zechariah mentions. What do you learn about it in Zechariah 14:5?

5. What prophecy does Amos give in Amos 1:2?

6. Where is Carmel?

7. What famous event involving the prophet Elijah happened at Carmel?

8. What was the transgression of Damascus according to Amos 1:3?

9. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:4-5?

10. What are the transgressions of Gaza according to Amos 1:6?

11. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:7-8?

12. What are the transgressions of Tyre according to Amos 1:9?

13. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:10?

14. What are the transgressions of Edom according to Amos 1:11?

15. Who is Edom?

16. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:12?

17. What are the transgression of Ammon according to Amos 1:13?

18. Who are the Ammonites? (Hint: Genesis 19)

19. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:14-15?

 

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