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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Breaking The Chains Of Bondage, Part 1 of 2 (How To Break A Stubborn Habit)

June 10, 2021

Some people feel so trapped in their destructive habits, they might as well have iron chains binding them in prison. They feel there is no way out. In this message we learn to see those chains as part of a great spiritual war in which all of us are called to do battle.

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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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When it comes to replacing bad habits with good ones, it's important to have the mindset of “out with the old, in with the new.” Running life’s race at top speed means having a mind filled with the word of God. In this message we discover how scripture meditation is the key to overcoming bad habits.
June 9, 2021
It’s one thing to resolve to break a bad habit. But what works a lot better is to resolve to develop a good habit. We can jump off the starting blocks into a whole new life with positive habits that can fill the vacuum of our former bondage to bad habits. In this message we learn how.
June 8, 2021
It takes time to develop bad habits. And it also takes time to get rid of them. But first, we have to believe some key principles. And when we do, we're on the way to freedom. In this message we learn about more prerequisites for real change.
June 7, 2021
All of us have bad habits we need to lose, whether habitual lying, addictions to substances or sex, or moral failures. But what we lack is the means to break the cycles of bondage that hold us prisoner. God sets three conditions for our freedom. In this message we learn about three prerequisites for change.
June 4, 2021
Some people try to explain away their bad habits. They say, “It’s just the way I am. I can’t change.” But these explanations are excuses, and these excuses conceal a lie. The Apostle Paul calls our bad habits “footholds for the devil.” In this message we learn how we can resolve to say no to these habits—and say no to the devil as well.
June 3, 2021
Many of us are stuck in a rut of bad habits. But we should think of today as the starting line for a new race, and we should learn how to turn our backs on behavior that slows us down. In this message we learn that freedom is possible, even for those trapped in deep darkness.
June 2, 2021
For many, silence is uncomfortable. We want sensory input to fill every waking moment. But the Bible tells us there are times to set it all aside, pursuing God in silence and waiting upon Him. It’s a crucial practice of submission in the life of a believer.
June 1, 2021
There are times when we must shut out the noises we’ve grown so accustomed to. Turn off the TV and put down your smartphone. Draw near to God in the silence, and you’ll find that what remains is the still, small voice of God.
May 31, 2021
The worship of God has one firm prerequisite: We need to come with clean hearts. Then we can have genuine fellowship with God. Thankfully, the Bible tells us how to prepare our hearts for real worship.
May 28, 2021
Real worship is not about how it makes us feel. Genuine worship is ascribing worth to God—whether we feel like it or not. We need some straight talk about what worship really is, and why it takes discipline to worship God properly.
May 27, 2021
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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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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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