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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Icon Of Tolerance, Part 2 of 2 (Christ Among Other gods)

April 30, 2021

You can’t get to heaven by picking out your own religion as you might shop for a new coat. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.” To our modern ears this claim sounds intolerant, but the real question is this: Is it true? In the Gospel of John, Jesus was opposed for claiming to be the truth. What about us? How do we respond to Jesus?

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There is only one way to reach God, and that’s through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. If this sounds too exclusive, you may have fallen victim to the icon of tolerance. In the name of tolerance, many people are intolerant of the claims of Jesus to be the only way to the Father. So how does Jesus compare to other religious figures? And why should we accept His claims?
April 29, 2021
Seeing ourselves as clay in the potter’s hand helps us to avoid believing the myth that we are in control. We frequently don’t like the stresses of being shaped by God. However, as the Potter, God is in charge, and He has a purpose we cannot see. His purpose will take us through the fire so that, one day, we will come out as gold. Are we content being clay on God’s pottery wheel?
April 28, 2021
Most of us go about our business, thinking we’re in control of our lives. But God sets the agenda, and He knows what is best. Many believers have never seen themselves as clay on a potter’s wheel, being molded to suit the Potter’s purposes. But the sooner we understand this truth, the sooner we’ll be fruitful members of the body of Christ, serving and loving both God and others.
April 27, 2021
The enemy of our souls will do anything to keep us mired in the sins we used to commit. Jesus sets us free from the compulsion to sin, and we must be diligent to avoid situations that might cause us to fall back into old patterns of behavior. In this message we take a final look at overcoming daily sins.
April 26, 2021
There is no “safe” sin. We might be tempted to excuse our wrongdoing, claiming we can control our sin, but it will always demand more. Sin is not static, and its ultimate destination is death. But thanks be to God, at conversion, we are set free from our old slave master the devil, and we become slaves to righteousness, free to be what God created us to be.
April 23, 2021
We are all selfish. We all put ourselves first, and want to make ourselves look good, competent, and successful. This is what sin has caused in us. And until we’re redeemed by faith in Jesus, we will never be free of our self-absorption. But once salvation in Christ takes place, we are set free from the bondage of selfishness and are free to live and serve Christ.
April 22, 2021
After the first murder recorded in the Bible, Cain had no remorse for killing Abel. Rather, he bemoaned his fate of being made a restless wanderer. He was self-absorbed in his own circumstances. Sin turns us in on ourselves, self-focus and self-preoccupied, and the only way we can get our eyes off ourselves is through the redemption Jesus provides.
April 21, 2021
Sin entered the world through Adam, but righteousness came through Jesus Christ. Thanks to Jesus, there is a way to recover from the damage Adam did. We will all die, and our deaths will be an entry point to either heaven or hell. In Romans 5, Paul describes how to be led into darkness or to follow God into the light.
April 20, 2021
In the garden of Eden, an infection entered humanity. That infection has since spread to every one of us. The infection is sin, which means “missing the mark” of God’s standards, and we are unable to correct or repair this sinful state on our own. The book of Romans teaches us there are only two kinds of people in the world—those in Adam or those in Christ. Which are you?
April 19, 2021
There’s more to being saved than most people realize. It involves being given a series of wonderful gifts from the hand of God. And those gifts include the trials we experience, trials that produce perseverance, character, and hope, all wrapped up in the love of God. Jesus didn’t come to simply give us Heaven in the afterlife, but to offer us hope in this present life.
April 16, 2021
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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series 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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