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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Jesus, Please Answer Job! Part 1

November 10, 2022

Some believe every desire of our hearts should be met—even though many longings are not or cannot be fulfilled. Job understood that there’s an infinite gap between God’s holiness and our sinful nature. In this message, we hear three cries from Job’s heart out of his alienation from God and his mortality. Who can meet our deepest longing? 

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Our souls cry out for an answer to our trials, especially when the burden seems unfair. Job’s anguish of soul did not lead him away from God but rather deepened his precious faith. In this message, we contemplate three effects suffering has on our faith. At the end of the day, will our faith stand the test? 
November 9, 2022
No one is exempt from suffering in this life—not even believers. When the painful circumstances of life arise, depression falls upon the human soul. In this message, we hear four sighs of the soul from a depth of pain to which we all can relate. Why did Job feel God had abandoned him? 
November 8, 2022
A friend can be of great help when we hear bad news. Yet when Job’s friends spoke, it revealed the limits of their human understanding. In this message, we define three errors Job’s friends made in the way they talked with him. Who is the best person to extend God’s comfort to those in distress?
November 7, 2022
Sometimes, well-meaning friends can do more harm than good. Job’s friends sat down with him in his pain. In this message, we’re introduced to three of Job’s comforters through their lengthy speeches—right in many ways yet limited in understanding. How might a friend go wrong when reflecting on God’s ways in suffering?
November 4, 2022
Sometimes, incredible turmoil breaks loose even upon godly people. Job’s great faith was sorely tested when he lost his children and his health. In this message, we reflect on three lessons for anyone facing the anguish of loss. When all has been taken from us, will we bless God or curse Him? 
November 3, 2022
In this life, we can experience great sorrow and disappointment. After losing it all, Job moved from understanding to perplexity and from faith to despair. In this message, we imagine interviewing Job in three probing scenes. When bad things happen to good people, where does God fit into accidents?
November 2, 2022
When we experience loss outside our control, the pain can seem senseless. Yet as Job found long ago, God has a supreme purpose in our suffering. In this message, we discover four essential lessons for our present or future suffering. Is it possible to worship God without any explanation? 
November 1, 2022
When a child dies, a job is lost, or a reputation is slandered, we often wonder who’s behind it. Amid immense tragedy, Job showed us how to ask why. In this message, we reflect on the roles of God, Satan, and Job in this story. We may be shocked to find out who was ultimately behind the pain and suffering in which Job found himself.
October 31, 2022
What compels Christians to be courageous in the face of life’s storms? In Acts 27, were it not for the courage of Paul, all the prisoners and soldiers aboard his ship would have been lost. In this message, we nail down three applications for facing our storms. The One who conquered death is with us in the storm. 
October 28, 2022
We face many storms in life, even when we’re in the will of God. While in chains, Paul was sailing to his trial in Rome when a storm arose. In this message, we encompass the first of three lessons on crises. When we find ourselves in a storm, we just might learn something new about God.
October 27, 2022
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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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