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Dr. David Strain was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He holds degrees from Duncan Jordanstone College of Art, Trinity College Glasgow/School of Divinity, the Free Church of Scotland College in Edinburgh, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Free Church of Scotland in September 2003, and has held pastoral charges in London, England, and Columbus, MS. Since May 2013, David has served on the pastoral staff of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and was installed as Senior Minister in May 2014. He was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson) in 2016.

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now would you please take your Bibles and turn with me in them to the book of Esther, chapter 9.  Esther chapter 9; we’re going to read chapters 9 and the three verses of chapter 10.  You’ll find that on page 415 in the church Bible.  Would you please read along with us?  Before we do that, would you bow your heads with me as we turn to...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would turn with me please to the book of Esther chapter 8.  Esther chapter 8; you’ll find that on page 414 in the church Bible.  Before we read God’s Word together let’s bow our heads as we pray.

Our Father, there is not a child of Yours here, howsoever advanced in the Christian life they may be, that can claim that opening Your Word...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now would you please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Esther, Esther chapter 6?  We are reading from the fourteenth verse through the end of chapter 7.  Esther 6 verse 14 through chapter 7 verse 10.  You’ll find that on page 414 of the church Bible.  Once you have your Bibles open before you, would you bow your heads with me as we pray...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please, turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Esther, chapter 6; Esther chapter 6.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Hear now the Word of Almighty God.  Actually, before we hear God’s Word, would you pray with me?

Father, Your Word is spread before us but we confess how inclined we are...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 5.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles - Esther chapter 5.  Before we read God’s Word will you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Our Father, we need the help of the Holy Spirit by whose  agency the...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please take your own Bibles or turn in one of the church Bibles with me to the book of Esther chapter 4.  You will find that on page 412 and 413 in the church Bible.  Esther chapter 4.  Once you have your Bibles open would you bow your heads with me as we turn to God together in prayer.  Let us all pray.

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Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please turn with me to the book of Esther, chapter 2 - Esther chapter 2.  We’re going to be reading from verse 19 to the end of chapter 3.  Before we do that, let me highlight a couple of themes that I want you to be looking out for.  One of the major thematic emphases of the book of Esther really throughout the book...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would, take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 2.  If you’re using a church Bible, you’ll find that on page 410 and 411.  The title for our series of studies in the book of Esther is Sudden Reversals.  If you were with us last Lord’s Day Evening in chapter 1, you would have seen one such sudden reversal...

The Lord's Day Morning

May 26, 2013

“The Inscrutable Glory of Grace” Romans 11:33-12:2

The Reverend Mr. David T. A. Strain

Would you turn with me please in your Bibles to Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 11?В Romans chapter 11.В We’re going to read verses 33 through verse 2 of chapter 12.В If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 947.В While...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

If you would please now take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 1.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you will find that on page 410.  Esther chapter 1.  Before we turn our attention to the reading of God’s Word, let’s join our hearts together as we pray.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we come to You this...

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