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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves, Part 3 of 4 (Ten Lies About God)

November 19, 2015

The Bible says that only God’s righteousness opens heaven’s doors. That’s why we’re deceived if we believe that “God helps those who help themselves.”  

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In one sense it’s true: God helps those who help themselves. But when it comes to salvation, that saying is a lie. We can’t add anything to the work that’s already been done to secure our eternal future.
November 18, 2015
A lot of people think that “God helps those who help themselves.” But when it comes to salvation, we must understand what God really says: we can’t help ourselves. Only He can save.
November 17, 2015
Americans believe in “the pursuit of happiness.” Many think this means not pursuing the will of God. For them, the two are mutually exclusive.  That’s not the case.  
November 16, 2015
Long-term financial gain is often short-circuited when investors go for short-term profits. The same is true in life. Going for immediate pleasures can short-circuit our potential to enjoy the overwhelming pleasures of God.
November 13, 2015
The good news: God wants you to experience pleasure. The bad news: a lot of us don’t know what real pleasures are. Those who think sin opens pleasure’s door have no clue what satisfaction God wants to give His children.
November 12, 2015
We’ve all been tempted to think that being a Christian means that we miss out on all the fun. That’s a complete lie, and we need to combat it, especially since even some Christians believe it.
November 11, 2015
The problem of evil is perhaps the thorniest issue facing theologians. Clearly, God could prevent evil, but He doesn’t. War and suffering must be part of His plan, even though He isn’t the immediate cause of those events. 
November 10, 2015
We all wrestle with the problem of evil.  If God is in charge, why is there so much suffering? Asking these questions put us into some really deep waters.  It’s time for a swim as we ponder complexity of the problem of evil.
November 9, 2015
Did the Fall ruin God’s plans? The answer has to be “no,” because nothing can ruin God’s plans.  What are the implications for you and me?
November 6, 2015
Is it possible that God planned for Eve to pick that fatal fruit from the tree in the Garden of Eden? Join us on a mind-expanding journey into God’s intentions for the newly created human race. And it is a journey that may not go where you think. 
November 5, 2015
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Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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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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