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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Motivated by the Invisible World, Part 1 of 3 (The Invisible World)

May 13, 2013

Christians live in two worlds: the visible one of everyday life, and the invisible world of the spirit. These two worlds are often in conflict, and so our journey through life isn’t always easy. Making it through that journey requires the motivation to endure it, but where do we find that motivation? 

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At times, the powers of Satan seem overwhelming. Evil-doers prosper; good people suffer. It’s good to remember that the ultimate victory belongs to Jesus and to His people. In this message, we’ll draw from the miracles done by the Apostle Paul at Ephesus, where sorcerers burned their demonic writings as the power of the Holy Spirit fell on the crowd.
May 10, 2013
In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the King of Rohan has an aide always whispering cunning words of evil in his ear. His name is Gríma Wormtongue. In this mythical world, he fed the king lies. But false prophets are prevalent in the real world as well. These agents of the devil spread falsehoods about God to a gullible public.  In today’s message, learn more characteristics of false prophets.
May 9, 2013
We all know that miracles can happen through the power of God, but did you know that Satan can perform miracles, too? It’s vital to discern whose power is on display when something supernatural happens. In today’s message, we’ll take a look back to the days of the Apostle Paul, when God did mighty miracles through His servant. And we’ll learn what set these miracles apart from those demons performed.
May 8, 2013
Some call it “black magic.” But it’s really Satan. He gives spiritual power to deceived people—and it is not a power for good. Through Satanic rituals, sorcery, charms, and other means, the devil enslaves his victims in a world of false religion, a world of evil, and a world of bondage.
May 7, 2013
Some people think the Bible is full of “thou shalt nots...” They have no use for a book that limits their freedoms in any way. But the problem is some “freedoms” are really chains of slavery. That’s the case for any means of seeking knowledge from the dark side, from Satan and his demons in the guise of mediums. Learn why God forbids this activity, and what can happen when we disobey. 
May 6, 2013
Books that always seem to be popular are those that tell of near-death experiences, and the wonderful heaven that awaits us all. But the problem with most of them is that the books don’t mention any need for faith in Christ as the means to get there. The devil is deceiving multitudes into thinking that there’s no need to fear death; all will be okay.
May 3, 2013
God’s word is very clear: we’re not to consult mediums or fortune-tellers for guidance of any kind. But King Saul did so anyway to help him fight the Philistines. The knowledge he gained came from the dark side of the invisible world, and God was not pleased.
May 2, 2013
In eternity past, a civil war took place in heaven. Some of God’s angels rebelled, and a great darkness began. Satan and his forces were cast to Earth where, to this day, they’re at war with the people of God. They’re always seeking to destroy what God is building. Sometimes, through divination, demons seek to lure people into their trap. In today’s message learn Satan’s methods and our best defense. 
May 1, 2013
God does not limit Himself to church buildings when He wishes to speak to His children. A man named Jacob found that out when God came to him when he was sleeping on the ground using a rock for a pillow. In a dream, he learned of God’s plans for him and his nation. That place became sacred and Jacob called it “the gate of heaven.” Today: how each of us can meet God in the very same way.  
April 30, 2013
You might remember a Sunday School song called, “We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” So, what’s that ladder all about? Jacob had a dream in which angels were ascending and descending a ladder that went from Earth to Heaven.  Today, we’ll find out what that ladder means, and how God used that imagery to bridge the gap between our visible world and His invisible one. 
April 29, 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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