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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Gift of Conviction, Part 1 of 3 (When the Spirit Has His Way)

August 2, 2013

When we don’t acknowledge God; when we don’t worship God; when we don’t love the Lord with all of our hearts, minds and souls, we are living in sin. And the Holy Spirit has come to convict us of this sin, and of the danger facing us if we continue down that path.

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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was a revolutionary moment.  The newborn church was now alive and well, and those in Jerusalem couldn’t help but notice the profound love these disciples shared. This new community was quickly making a mark on its culture, drawing many, and repelling others.
August 1, 2013
The Holy Spirit binds believers together. Even when meeting someone you don’t know, there’s an intangible sense of fellowship when that person is a brother or sister in Christ. That sense of community is another evidence of the reality of the Holy Spirit.
July 31, 2013
By looking at the early church, Pastor Lutzer shows us how, through the Holy Spirit, the Christians lived and spread the good news of the Gospel. Through the unity they all shared in the Spirit, there was a connectedness that gave them power. Their holy living caused the world to feel uncomfortable, and we would do well to follow their example.
July 30, 2013
It’s unfortunate that one of the most blessed teachings about the Holy Spirit has been a source of confusion for many people. The baptism of the Holy Spirit places all who believe in Jesus into a new community: a fellowship of those indwelt by the Spirit as evidence of their new birth in Christ. Some see the baptism as a special anointing whose mark is speaking in tongues—but what does the Bible say? 
July 29, 2013
Through Jesus, the Living Water cleanses us, regenerates us, gives us a new nature, and empowers us. We can be at peace and have the assurance that we belong to God forever.
July 26, 2013
Jesus stood on a feast day and cried out to the crowd that those who believed in Him would experience rivers of living water in their souls. He didn’t offer us a recipe. He offered a relationship—He offered Himself. That’s an amazing invitation, one everyone should heed.
July 25, 2013
What water is to the body, the Holy Spirit is to our soul. Things of this world can’t fill the emptiness we feel. We are actually seeking something beyond this world. And Jesus said that if anyone is thirsty, they should come to Him.
July 24, 2013
How gracious Jesus was to promise a companion who would be closer to us than even He was while on Earth. With the Holy Spirit as our permanent companion, our past has been forgiven and cleansed and our future is sealed, so there’s nothing to fear in the present.
July 23, 2013
The Holy Spirit is not only with us, He is in us. When we sin, He is grieved. When we think that no one cares, He comforts us. When we can’t pray because our circumstances are so dark, He prays on our behalf. 
July 22, 2013
Jesus promised His disciples a companion who would be with them after He was gone. That companion was the Holy Spirit, and He’s still doing for today’s disciples what He did for the original twelve so long ago. So when you think that no one cares, the Holy Spirit is with you for fellowship and companionship. He will not leave you.
July 19, 2013
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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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