“Queens, Kings, and Esther” – JLD.

“Queens, Kings, and Esther” – JLD.

So while some, unknowingly, paid homage to Ishtar, we gave Praise and Worship to Adonai, by proclaiming MaTovu or How Lovely are His Dwelling Places, then singing Shalom Aleikhem or Peace be Upon You. After that was torah portion Tzav or Command, from Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36. Phillip explained how we are called to be clean, anointed, and filled with Adonai’s Spirit. My brothers and sisters; we live in this world, but are not of it. Lastly, after prayer, we read the Book of Esther… Purim is where King Ahasuerus’ (bless him) invited Queen Vashti (tisk tisk) to dinner, but she refused! So she was replaced by Esther (aww), who spoke up at just the right time to save the Jews from Haman (boo), with the help of her Uncle Mordecai (yay). The audio is http://messiahechad.org/blog/26-mar-2016-h5t/ and slides are http://messiahechad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/26-Mar-2016-Slides.pdf.