from The Bible Project


The book of Esther is a fast-moving narrative of events that took place during the reign of a Persian king, Xerxes. The story relates the intrigues and adventures that took place in Xerxes' court as a Jewish exile named Esther was elevated to queen and, with her cousin and guardian Mordecai, worked to rescue their people from a plot to destroy them.

NOTE: While is is a one-week study, it requires the group to read the book of Esther the week prior. This is not intended to be used as a one-off study without the week of prior reading.


THIS DISCUSSION is a ONE-Week Curriculum for Groups.

These video-based Bible studies are designed to get groups discussing the Bible. These discussions should lead to better understanding of who God is, inspire us to dig into the Bible for ourselves, and help us to make applications in our everyday lives.

Provide every group member with a link to this page at least a week before beginning the study. Everyone will need to read Esther before the session.

Step 1:

Watch the session video together.

Step 2:

Discuss the video as a group using the Discussion Guide.

Step 3:

Encourage your group members to take action by following through on the suggestions in the "Applying What You've Learned" section of the Discussion Guide.

The videos we use are produced by The Bible Project.

About The Bible Project

The Bible Project is a Portland based non-profit that utilizes short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. They create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each book’s literary design. They are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context and communicating its wisdom for the modern world.