“God’s Providence in Esther;
Encouragements to the Church in Exile”

I look forward to being with you on December the 8th for a time of fellowship and studying God’s word together. The topic I’ve chosen is ‘God’s Providence in Esther; Encouragements to the Church in Exile’.  I will be speaking on The Book of Esther. The book of Esther has the unusual distinction of being the only book in the Bible that never mentions God by name. For this
reason, and because it is entirely narrative, it is not often preached.

However, in times such as the ones we are living in, when the world seems to take a menacing turn towards the people of God, there is no book like it for reminding us that God works out his purposes through ordinary means.  Charles Spurgeon once said of the book, “In the book of Esther, as much as in any
other part of the Word of God – and I almost say more than anywhere else – the hand of Providence is manifestly to be seen.”  I hope your men will find a strong place in this ancient book to believe that the hand of God is firmly upon the tiller of time.


When: Saturday December 8, 2018 D.V.

Where: Providence FRC
269 St George Rd, Saint George, ON N0E 1N0

What time: 8:00 AM but coffee will be ready for 7:30 AM

What to bring: Bible, pen & paper

Cost: $10 per person

How to sign up: via sign up sheet in Fellowship hall, or use the button below.

Marc Bertrand
As for biographical details on myself:
I have been in pastoral ministry for 20 years, 15 of those in Walsh.I am married to Michelle for nearly 20 years and have four children, Micah 17, Tabitha 16, Samuel 13 and Elijah 11.
I was born and raised in the town of Simcoe and live there still.  While I have degrees from two Canadian institutions, I most often tell my congregation that everything I ever learned about the Bible I learned by reading the Bible.

Mark Bertrand