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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Cross:The Basis for Morality, Part 3 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)

October 27, 2014

Americans are adrift in a sea of moral relativism. We need a moral compass. The cross of Christ is that compass, and the church must live by the cross if our culture is to survive.

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What happens when moral standards are set by the will of the majority? It becomes “okay” to kill a baby right before birth, but it is murder to kill one after birth. Confusion reigns and the price tag is devastating. 
October 24, 2014
A culture that rejects Christ is a culture that makes its own standard for moral choices. This moral standard influences our votes which determine our nation’s destiny. So where does true morality come from?
October 23, 2014
One day there will be no more racial or ethnic divisions. One day, redeemed humanity will glory only in the cross. Saints from every nation will exalt the Lamb of God. The good news? It is possible for the church to mirror that future reality today.  
October 22, 2014
Many who seek justice call for “a level playing field” of opportunity. There is one place where the field is level, and that is at the foot of the cross of Christ. This cross is the only basis for reconciling people of different backgrounds. 
October 21, 2014
In places like the Middle East, it takes a common denominator to overcome the chaos of “us versus them.” Negotiations and dialog are not enough. The cross of Christ is the only unifying link that can ever work.
October 20, 2014
Many of today’s conflicts stem from deep-rooted racial or ethnic strife. It seems there is no human solution, but there is a divine solution. There is a place of common ground for those who cannot stand the sight of each other.
October 17, 2014
On the day that Jesus died just outside of Jerusalem, many people passed by, as many do even today, without realizing the eternal consequences of what was happening on that cruel Roman cross.
October 16, 2014
We can only run the race of life toward heaven because Jesus hung on a cross to bear the penalty for our rebellion. Today, we again take a look at the profound mystery of this ultimate sacrifice. 
October 15, 2014
Let us never forget that mercy is not getting what you deserve. God was not obligated to save any of us, and yet He has. Today we begin to glimpse how far God went to provide redemption for a lost mankind.  
October 14, 2014
Paul wrote: “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness, but to us…it is the power of God.” So how do you effectively take that cross to those who think it is foolish?  
October 13, 2014
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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.

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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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