THE STORY of David and Goliath is one of the best-known in the Bible. The contrast between the faith of David (in God), Saul (in his armor), and Goliath (in himself) is just one of the lessons to draw from the account.
THE STORY of Esther, a Jewish woman who became queen of Persia, is the origin of the Purim holiday, celebrating the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman, a key advisor to Xerxes, the king.
THE ONLY place in the Bible where we see the appearance of a human ghost is part of our Old Testament study this week.
TODAY WE discuss a test of faith most of us hope we never experience: God chose Gideon to lead Israel against the armies of Midian and Amalek–then He ordered Gideon to send most of the troops so that he was outnumbered 400-to-1.