Job replies to his friend Bildad, asks God for relief, and receives more “advice” from Zophar.
Job’s friends(?) begin offering words of advice to him as he sits there with no choice but to listen. With friends like this…
Job, a righteous man, becomes the center of God’s attention and a target for Satan.
Queen Esther asks the king to spare her people. The nobleman has a surprise, and Esther’s cousin Mordecai is forever remembered among the Jews.
We begin the last of the historical books of the Old Testament today.
Esther, a beautiful Jewish girl, is made Queen by King Xerxes. Then, one of the king’s favorite noblemen issues a decree in the King’s name to have all the Jews in the kingdom murdered. Will Queen Esther step in to try to save her people, even though it may mean her own life?
The crucifixion, the burial and the resurrection of Jesus.
Jesus and the disciples have their last supper together, Jesus is betrayed into the hands of his enemies, and Peter denies him three times.
Tension between Jesus and the religious leaders increases. Also, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem takes place.
One of the highlights of today’s chapters is the fact that we are told to pray persistently, and that God hears and answers the one who prays in this manner.
Jesus tells some parables.