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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Blinding Power of an Offense Part 3

February 6, 2013

It’s impossible to predict all the effects of being offended. When we react to an offense, some collateral damage is likely. This message gives us an eye-opening look into the unintended consequences of harboring an offense rather than seeking reconciliation.

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We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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All of us have been offended at one time or another. But has that offense become an idol to us? Are we blind to our own faults? Do we desire vengeance? Does that offense come up in every conversation—do you see it everywhere you turn? Most importantly, has God been put on the shelf until you can take care of the situation? Today, more lessons on the roots of rage, and how to handle it.
February 5, 2013
It’s instinctive to recoil from pain, whether it’s physical or emotional. But some pain in life is inevitable. And when others cause our conflicts, it’s hard to escape that pain. Something inside each of us cries out for justice. Today, we’re beginning a series to help us deal with the wrongs that others inflict.
February 4, 2013
To endure times of hardship, we need to have a support system in place. We need to be in the Word of God. We need to spend time in the presence of God. And we need to be in fellowship with the people of God. With these in place, God can revive our souls even in the middle of a dry and dusty land.
February 1, 2013
When times are good, it’s not hard to go it alone. But when calamity strikes, you need a support system around you. The prophet Jeremiah compares this to being like a tree next to a stream, drawing nourishment that can survive a drought. Believers facing a tough future need each other more than ever. This means connecting with fellow believers so that we all can bear fruit.
January 31, 2013
There comes a time in the decline of a nation when God will no longer delay judgment.  At that time, things get really bad. America may be at that point, and believers are caught up with everyone else when economic and social calamity strikes. How should believers act and live when the really hard times come? Today we will get some guidance from an Old Testament prophet who saw times like ours coming.
January 30, 2013
The Great Tribulation can be traced to the rage of Satan who wants one last chance to wreak havoc before facing doom—one last chance to shake his fist at God and the people of God; one last chance to get people to worship him instead of God; and one last chance to destroy the faith of those still alive who believe in Jesus. Today we will learn how to overcome our mortal enemy the devil.
January 29, 2013
In Revelation 13, the future Antichrist’s power is on display, and slaughtering Christians is what he’s doing. The Antichrist is known as the beast. He forces the whole world to worship him by using military and economic pressure. Without his mark, no one can buy or sell. Could any of us maintain our faith in Jesus during a time like this, when not worshiping the beast means death?
January 28, 2013
In the Bible, the end-game for planet Earth is not a “tiptoe through the tulips.” Rather, it’s unimaginable war: a future Antichrist will arise and deceive the world into worshipping him. Anyone living at this time will face almost certain death unless they comply. Even now, believers face execution in many parts of the world. Could your faith survive in the face of oppression like this?
January 25, 2013
According to an article in Newsweek magazine, Christians are being murdered for their faith from one end of the Muslim world to the other and yet the mainstream media remains quiet. Like it was in ancient Rome, there is a war on to destroy the faith of believers in Christ, and this war is coming to our own shores. We must ask ourselves what it would take for us to deny our faith.
January 24, 2013
It’s easy to get anxious about the declining state of culture, and the sense that economic collapse is around the corner. How should believers approach living in a world that is on the edge of calamity? James’ words two thousand years ago are as relevant now as they were then. The bottom line: “Be patient, for the Lord is coming.”
January 23, 2013
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 1998, this 15-minute program has provided a Godward focus. Today this program broadcasts internationally in seven languages.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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