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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Souls In Conflict, Part 1 of 2 (What Is God Up To?)

December 10, 2021

What’s the point of being good if the righteous still must suffer? The answer: God has a purpose in every trial you experience. In this message, you’ll meet three people who honored God in their suffering. Although their souls were in conflict, they choose to rely on God. Even when your soul is in anguish, God is still adequate to meet the deepest needs that you have.

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“What kind of God would allow injustices like child abuse?” Skeptics’ honest questions can point you to God’s ultimate purposes. Jesus was not a victim. Every detail of His sacrifice was predetermined before time began. it takes a God to take a mess and a crime like the cross and turn it into a river of blessing. In this message, you’ll find six attributes of God at the cross that unveil his glory even in devastating injustice.
December 9, 2021
You have a problem that only God is able to solve: sin. During the horrors of the cross, every indication pointed to Jesus dying as a loser. Yet, on that cross, the devil was decisively defeated. It was God’s greatest moment of salvation from your sin. In this message, you’ll see the cross from the standpoint of Satan, humanity, and ultimately God Himself.
December 8, 2021
Whether you’re a Christian or not, what’s hindering you from doing what God wants you to do? You cannot stay neutral in the battle of two kingdoms. Satan tried to prevent Christ from reaching adulthood, thus preventing redemption. Yet Satan’s victories are always illusionary. In this message, you’ll hear 3 conclusions that prove God’s superiority in history.
December 7, 2021
Does it look to you like Satan and evil is winning? You can’t play both sides or even be neutral in the battle between good and evil. But all of Satan’s supposed gains are merely illusions. The Lord’s victory is firm, but the battle continues to go on—and will until Christ returns. In this message, your heart will be strengthened by three examples of conflicts where Satan appeared to be winning but God still hastened Satan’s judgment.
December 6, 2021
Because you are created in the image of God, you need a sense of dignity, a feeling that you have value in the universe. You might have counted on others’ opinions or what you do for your worth. But without God, life is confusing and empty. Just like Eve took the bite of fruit to be “like God,” any sin or pride leads to horrific results with eternal consequences. In this message, you’ll find true worth through God’s grace that lifts the lowly.
December 3, 2021
Nobody, whether it is an angel or a human being, can ever profit from rebellion against God. Sin is always counterproductive. You might not see the negative consequences right away, but the result of this rebellion is stark: death and separation from God. Is there a solution?
December 2, 2021
When God created the universe, everything was in perfect harmony—until one angel named Lucifer made a big mistake. In pride, he tried to steal glory from God. No matter who you are, it’s futile to stand in opposition to God. Through a continued look at the five stages in Satan’s dramatic career, you’ll be ready to reject lies and draw near to God.
December 1, 2021
Everything that you have, whether it’s your physical appearance or your wealth and ability, is all derived from God’s loving, generous hand. Yet it’s so easy to forget that there’s nothing you have that you have not received. This is the root of pride. The archangel Satan was consumed with such pride as well. Why would God’s number-one angel Lucifer turn traitor, knowing he could never defeat the all-powerful Creator? We’ll begin to look at the five stages in Satan’s dramatic career that help us avoid the pitfalls of pride.
November 30, 2021
The greatest sin that you can commit is to ignore God. The heaven of the heavens cannot contain the Lord. He’s created the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the galaxies. He then created us on this little speck that we call Planet Earth all within His redemption plan. But the world’s way of life is pleasure, to get all that you can out of life before you go. In this message, you’ll discover how respect for the Living God will transform your purpose in this life and the next.
November 29, 2021
The most important thing about you is what you think of God. How you explain the pain and suffering in the world is directly tied to your view of God. In fact, God already knew ahead of time that that creation would include within it the fact that young children would be abused by their parents, that there would be wars, and that there would be problems resulting from our sin. In this message, you’ll discover five attributes of God in Scripture that will enlarge your view of God and comfort your heart in the midst of the brokenness of this world.
November 26, 2021
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Many people spend more time planning for a vacation than preparing for eternity. Perhaps it doesn't seem real that we will still exist—fully conscious and alive—beyond the grave. But it's true, and it calls for careful consideration. In this updated edition of One Minute After You Die, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says. Can near-death experiences teach us anything about life after death? How can we prepare for our own final moment? With 700,000 copies in print, this bestselling work makes an encouraging gift for believers and a tasteful word of caution for the undecided. 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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