Scripture: Esther 1:1-22
Pastor Marisa continues the Women of the Bible preaching series with a sermon looking at a little-known character in the book of Esther, Queen Vashti. Esther goes on after her to become the Queen of Persian and saves the Jewish people from genocide in that kingdom. But she could never have played that role if it weren’t for Queen Vashti first, who was banished from the throne for refusing to be shamed by the King. Vashti embodies what any man or woman experiences when victimized by sexual harrassment from someone in power over them, and models courageous faithfulness to what is right.