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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Light Shines On A Governor, Part 1 of 2 (Light Shining In Darkness)

March 18, 2019

Paul the Apostle had appealed to Caesar in a conflict with Jewish authorities. This meant facing the Roman governor in ancient Caesarea. As waves lapped on the nearby shore, Governor Felix came face to face with a man the likes of whom he’d never seen.

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In Jerusalem, some new believers insisted that converts to the Christian faith continue to observe Jewish laws. The conflict was sharp, and Paul had to settle an argument that put the outreach of the Gospel at risk.  
March 15, 2019
The Apostle Paul rejected the counsel of his peers and went back to Jerusalem after completing two missionary journeys. His determination to settle a church split drove him into hardship, and eventually, execution in Rome.
March 14, 2019
Wherever the Gospel has gone, light has burst forth into the culture. But sometimes that light is later extinguished. In this message we look at the seven churches of Revelation in Turkey. All of them are long gone. What happened?
March 13, 2019
Ephesus had silversmiths who sold shrines of the goddess Artemis. When Paul came with the Gospel, their business was affected, and soon Paul found himself in a riot. The Gospel is controversial, impacting even culture and trade, and things can quickly get violent.  
March 12, 2019
While living in Corinth, Paul worked as a tentmaker and taught in the local synagogue. Through his efforts, a church was born—a church that later received the two letters we find in the New Testament. In this message we witness the Gospel’s power in ancient Greece.
March 11, 2019
If you ever visit ancient Corinth, you will find an amazing excavation of the very streets and buildings that Paul saw when he brought them the Gospel.  As we open God’s Word, we learn how God opened hearts to the Gospel in yet another new region.
March 8, 2019
Paul was the Apostle to the Gentiles. He confidently traveled to cities in Greece and beyond. The power of the Spirit directed his energies and birthed faith wherever he preached. That power was on display atop a famous hill in a city known for its philosophers.
March 7, 2019
Mars Hill in Athens is a mound of granite near the famous Acropolis with its temples to pagan gods. It was here that the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel with power to a group of philosophers who enjoyed argument. They were watching the beginning of a spiritual tidal wave.
March 6, 2019
The enduring power of the Gospel was felt in the world of the first century. The Holy Spirit began convicting of sin, causing a fearful jailer to ask, “What must I do to be saved?” In this message we learn of prison doors flinging open and faith being birthed anew in the hearts of men and women.  
March 5, 2019
The Bible calls the Gospel “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” That power was felt in the early church, and in this message, we’ll begin tracing the impact the Gospel made in the first century.
March 4, 2019
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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