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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Finding God in Your Desert, Part 3 of 3 (When Life is Hard)

March 5, 2018

If life were always easy, we’d never learn the lessons that come through trials. The desert gave Moses that opportunity. Many of us might be in the desert, learning lessons for a future day when we’ll understand their value.  

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When tough times come, it’s easy to lose heart. Moses grew up in Egypt, while the people of Israel were under bondage to Pharaoh. He had to learn some hard lessons, and in this message we’ll discover how he learned to trust God despite his circumstances.  
March 2, 2018
What do you do when life is hard and options are few? In this message, Dr. Lutzer takes us to the Old Testament story of a man who had it all, and then lost it all. Through his life we learn about “Finding God in Your Desert.”
March 1, 2018
There’s a heavy focus on praise in many of our churches, and praising God is always in order.  But the Bible tells us that God expects our praises to be accompanied by the sacrifices of sharing: sharing our time, talent and treasure. Both praising and sharing are crucial in the life of the believer. 
February 28, 2018
What principles undergird the worship experience in your church? The book of Hebrews gives us a basis for how we should conduct corporate worship. God’s word provides the instruction that can set all of our churches on solid ground. 
February 27, 2018
The true worship of God involves personal sacrifice. We give of our time, our talents, and our treasure. And the Bible says all of this is “acceptable to God.”  We need to learn how to live in a way that worships God continually. 
February 26, 2018
Worship is not first about what we sing or say. It involves what we bring to God. Worship always involves sacrifice. This means we should take a close look at what the sacrifices of worship are all about.  
February 23, 2018
When things are going well, many of us feel no real need for God. But when troubles come, and our prayers are difficult, we come face to face with God. He wants us to find our refuge in Him, not in those around us.  
February 22, 2018
In our day, many churches have praise bands. The music is often high-energy, and some Christians feel that worship has morphed into entertainment. In light of this, how should we view our church services and the music in them? 
February 21, 2018
A thirsty woman once came to Jacob’s well. There she met a man who told her she had a deeper thirst than her need for water.  In John 4 Jesus teaches a Samaritan woman, and us, about how we can have living water. 
February 20, 2018
The Bible tells us to love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. In John 4 we meet a woman with a difficult past, a woman who finds a very positive future through Jesus. It’s all wrapped up in becoming a worshipper.
February 19, 2018
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About Running To Win

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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