Moody Church Hour

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Jesus Observes Our Suffering

October 19, 2008
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In present-day Turkey is a city called Izmir. Now turn the clock back two thousand years and that city is called Smyrna, the site of one of the seven churches Jesus spoke of in the book of Revelation. In chapter two He tells the church at Smyrna, "I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich!" Today: we'll see what the Lord Himself says about afflictions and poverty: words we must heed in our day of affluence and ease.

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This Sunday morning program provides a worship service for those unable to attend a local church. With the trusted teaching of Pastor Erwin Lutzer, the Word is proclaimed and glory is given to God. Join us on a journey with the Word, worship, and prayer.


About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Since 1980, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer has served as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago.

Dr. Lutzer earned his B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 700 outlets in the United States and around the world:

  • Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service;
  • Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943;
  • Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast.

Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: The King Is ComingOne Minute After You DieWhen a Nation Forgets GodWhen You’ve Been WrongedChrist Among Other gods, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross.

He and his wife Rebecca have co-written the books: Life-Changing Bible Verses You Should Know, and Jesus, Lover of a Woman’s Soul.

His speaking engagements outside of The Moody Church include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally including: Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Dr. Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren.


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