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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

A Dream Is Revived, Part 2 of 2 (Keep Your Dream Alive)

January 10, 2022

Does reconciliation feel impossible after your dreams have been crushed by relational sin? The story of Joseph in Egypt is very dramatic—a former slave rises to power only to judge the brothers who sold him into slavery years before. God’s gracious plan was unfolding to save two nations. In this message, let’s sketch the portrait of Joseph’s final visit with his brothers. Once you step into true reconciliation, you begin to dream with God again.

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Have you ever thought, “Where does God factor in all my unfulfilled dreams?” You’re not alone. Joseph’s dream seemed destroyed—until the day he sees his brothers for the first time since they sold him into slavery. In this message, you’ll begin to sketch three portraits of Joseph’s painful encounters with his brothers. You’ll see how a divinely-directed famine brought Joseph and his brothers together—physically and relationally. No matter what you’ve been through, God is still with you, and He has bigger dreams for you than you could ever imagine.
January 7, 2022
How do you remain confident in God’s plan for your life? The Almighty unveiled a dream for Joseph that he never could have foreseen. One minute, Joseph was in jail. The next, he became vice-regent of Egypt. But he kept it all in perspective: he knew that God was working out a perfect plan. Whatever injustices or setbacks you face, you can learn to submit yourself to God’s kindness. Only God, who sees the future, knows what dream is best for you.
January 6, 2022
Have you ever felt forgotten when your dreams are dashed? Between Joseph and his dream lay injustice and false imprisonment. In fact, he faced powerful temptation because of his important position, his vulnerability, and his distance from home. Yet even when he felt forgotten, he didn’t sin against the One who never forgets: God. If you’re His child, God doesn’t abandon you.
January 5, 2022
Is the dream you have for your life farther away than ever? Although Joseph had a dream of ruling his brothers, he ended up in slavery. Twenty-two years after he was sold into slavery, Joseph has a choice when his dream is resurrected. In this message from Genesis 37, you’ll find 4 lessons from Joseph’s experience that bring hope and healing for those whose dreams are crushed.
January 4, 2022
You are surrounded by people with shattered dreams. Life isn’t easy, especially when others sin against you. In this message, you’ll meet Joseph, whose dream was born amid a dysfunctional family in Genesis. It seemed everyone in his family was conspiring against him. In this introduction, you’ll consider whether a dream is from God and what He can do with your broken dreams.
January 3, 2022
Believers all want to know what lies ahead in the plan of God. What decision are you praying about right now? God’s will is unfolded as a series of small events that ultimately take us where He wants us to go. In this message, your path will be made clearer through the light from God’s Word. God isn’t reluctant to guide you. You just need to get out of the way and let Him guide by asking, seeking, and knocking.
December 31, 2021
How do you make your major life decisions like marriage, vocation, or medical choices? From your perspective, the future is a blank slate. That’s why it’s crucial to allow God to order your steps in the uncertain weeks and months ahead. In this message, you’ll build a foundation for decision-making through five presuppositions about God’s will from Scripture.
December 30, 2021
When you’re uncertain about what to do next, where do you go for guidance? When Jesus was born, the heavenly host of angels appeared to the humblest people they could find—shepherds in the hills of Bethlehem. God’s ways are mysterious, even counterintuitive. By exploring the region, culture, and occupation of shepherds, you’ll discover how God mightily uses the most unexpected people. These shepherds met the Good Shepherd, who saves, cares for, and guides us like none other.
December 29, 2021
Many people have misconceptions about angels. In the Bible, the word “angel” simply means “messenger.” When they gathered over Bethlehem the night Jesus was born, they heralded the greatest message that has ever been sent. In this message, you’ll unveil three ways angels are examples of adoration to us today. Your own adoration will increase as you hear this story of a baby in a manger who ended up being a man on a cross.
December 28, 2021
One day, a brilliant light flooded the skies over a sleepy town south of Jerusalem. Myriads of angels announced the coming of a Savior, who was Christ the Lord. These messengers of God proclaimed the greatest news sinful humankind would ever hear. They also are a model for Christians of true worship, delight in salvation, and more. In this message, you’ll counter cultural theology’s false beliefs about angels with what the Bible reveals.
December 27, 2021
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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 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

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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