This week GBC begins a new study in the Old Testament book of Esther. This amazing historical account of God’s faithfulness involves love, intrigue, treachery, murder plots and more! Chapter 1 is the prelude to the story, sets the scene, and begins the action… How does this book show us God’s love and how can we apply practically in our lives this week? Esther 1:1-4. What important character is introduced? What can you tell about the extent of the kingdom? Why was the banquet held?