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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Curse and Cure of Shame, Part 2 of 4 (Why Good People Do Bad Things)

June 12, 2013

Shame was not part of the original creation. It was only after Adam and Eve took that bite that shame fell upon mankind. And now it’s such a painful emotion, people will do anything to avoid it. But God does have a cure for it!

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Shame is the feeling that we’ve radically disappointed ourselves, our friends and God. In today’s message we’re going to explore its origins, then discover God’s answer to the curse of shame.
June 11, 2013
The mind is powerful. It can be our enemy if we use it to justify the desires of the heart. When we do this, guilt is repressed, and excuses are made and believed. Then we begin to deceive others and eventually ourselves, and if we could, we’d deceive God.
June 10, 2013
Self-deception is taking what God has said and redefining it so that we can live out the sinful desires of our hearts. In today’s message hear Pastor Lutzer on facing the reality of our condition.
June 7, 2013
We’re far from being the inherently good people that our culture says we are. In fact, apart from certain restraints, we’re capable of unspeakable evil. In today’s message, we continue on our journey of self-discovery.
June 6, 2013
In order to keep from falling into denial and even deception, we need to use the Word of God as our mirror. That’s where we should go to find out who we are. Unlike a fun house mirror that distorts reality, the Word of God is unbent and will help us find a sense of identity.
June 5, 2013
Self-perception lies at the core of who we are and the way we behave. We look for mirrors on our walls to show us what we want to see. The result is self-delusion—and one answer as to why good people do bad things.
June 4, 2013
The first mirror that reflects who we are is our parents. Teachers, coaches and the culture can influence us as well. And what they reflect back builds (or destroys) our perception of ourselves. Even at an early age, children discover that they can be one person on the outside and someone completely different inside. And that young, impressionable identity will determine our behavior: what we do and how we live.
June 3, 2013
All of this life is a preparation for the one to come. For the believer, this finite life will give way to an eternal one, and what God has prepared for those who have trusted Christ is beyond imagination. Not only will sorrows and pain cease, but we’ll experience “joy inexpressible and full of glory.” This message gives us a last look at perhaps the most important part of the invisible world: a place called heaven. 
May 31, 2013
Hollywood depicts heaven as pearly gates, clouds, harps, and wings everywhere, all on streets of gold. The impression is one of a resort, where you can have a good time. But the Bible’s picture of heaven is much richer. Here, the people of God will worship the One most worthy to be worshipped, and enjoy His presence forever. 
May 30, 2013
There are many palaces around the world that have ornate throne rooms for their royalty. Revelation 4 gives us a look into God’s throne room and what a room it is! The symbolic language can only give us a hint of the majesty of that most holy place—the place in the invisible world we most want to see. 
May 29, 2013
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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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