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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Let Me Control Your Life, Part 2 of 3 (Why Good People Do Bad Things)

July 2, 2013

Trying to hold on to his kingdom by destroying those around him, King Saul gives us a good example of how an obsession with control can become evil.

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Control lies at the heart of sin. We’re all born controllers. But when does wanting to control something become, not just a sin, but evil?
July 1, 2013
Jesus can deliver you from any addiction. God wants to deliver us from sin. He sent His Son to die so that we could experience freedom from sin. The transformation occurs when our love for Christ is greater than our love of sin. When we humbly submit to the will of God, He will begin to change our desires until eventually seeking and loving God is more important than seeking our next “fix.”
June 28, 2013
Addictions will always trip us up in the race of life. Once caught in the trap, many people find themselves unable to break free. In today’s message you’ll hear how to take the first steps toward freedom and the real life God wants you to experience.   
June 27, 2013
An addiction is the blinding self-absorption of sin. It doesn’t matter what the sin is, and you just can’t tuck it away somewhere. It needs to be dealt with because a sin can progress into an addiction. It will become your master, and you’ll be its slave. Listen today as Pastor Lutzer explains how freedom is attainable. 
June 26, 2013
In God we can find the fatherhood that all of us need whether we’ve come from a good home or a bad home. When we trust Christ as our Savior, God adopts us. We are His sons and daughters and we can say, “I am loved by God as much as He loves His Son, Jesus.”
June 25, 2013
When you come from a home without a good father, or from a home with no father at all, life can be tough—very tough. Sown in you may be seeds of future conflict. But those seeds need not germinate if we understand the fatherhood of God. Today, you’ll hear teaching that might be the key to opening a prison door in your life.  
June 24, 2013
One person is the key to how you relate to life and to life’s stressful situations.   That person is your dad. We may not even realize the deep impact left by our fathers. Much of our inner pain can be traced to how we relate to our dads. Join us as we look at why your father is so important in your life.  
June 21, 2013
Uncontrollable anger is a problem of the spirit, only solvable in the spiritual realm. The way to overcome it begins with admitting our problem, rejoicing in God’s acceptance and then forgiving others.
June 20, 2013
Some people think you can get rid of anger by hitting something inanimate and “letting off steam.” The trouble, however, is that this doesn’t work. We need to turn to the Bible to not only pinpoint the source of rage but also to help us handle it.
June 19, 2013
Rage can be hidden below a person’s calm exterior. It can burst forth at any time. Join us as we uncover the unpleasant truth about the roots of rage that lie within each of our hearts.
June 18, 2013
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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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