A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Of Plots and Kings — Liam Goligher’s 3rd sermon on the book of Esther

Of Plots and Kings
Esther 2:19 – 3:15

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Liam Goligher discusses two mysteries: the Mystery of Providence and the Mystery of Iniquity. He concludes this sermon with these thoughts:

In the book of Esther both of those mysteries are working simultaneously.  But we’re given a clue today that Providence will win in the end.  God’s good government will win in the end.  Let that support you, let that strengthen you when things start to unravel.  May God make us, as his people, people of such fortitude that we encourage each other and strengthen one another in the battles that lie ahead. 

Go to Part 2 of this sermon series.


Ps Goligher has told Barb by email:

As a pastor and as a Christian I believe there to be no greater issue among our church folk, unaddressed and largely unrecognized, as domestic violence (whether emotional, psychological or physical). I am so delighted to know you are raising a standard against it.


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  1. Anonymous

    I am very, very pleased to see Dr. Goligher’s PS comment to Barb: he believes there is no greater issue among church folk unaddressed and unrecognized than domestic violence, whether emotional psychological or physical.

    And because it is largely unrecognized is in part why the victim carries the stigma after divorce and often times is frowned upon, harshly judged and criticized.
    Thank you, Dr. Goligher, for joining your voice along with ACFJ and to those of us who have been terrorized by these evildoers. God bless you and your ministry!

  2. standsfortruth

    Thank you for sharing this video series by Liam Goligher on the book of Esther.
    I have not heard it expounded on this way before, and brings to life the sobering and heartfelt side of this story.
    To hear yet another advocate speak out for the abused women of today reminds me of a verse from (I Kings 19:18) When Elijah thought that he was the only one left that honored the Lord.
    And the Lord encouraged him saying,
    “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him”.

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