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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Light Shines in Jerusalem, Part 3 of 3 (Light Shining in Darkness)

March 16, 2015

Taking the Gospel to a resistant culture isn’t easy. Without passion for the Gospel and the Lord, tangible results are hard to come by. The Apostle Paul’s passion was clear, he was willing to die so that his hearers might live.  

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Jewish traditions were a big deal in Jerusalem. Some new believers insisted that converts to the Christian faith should keep observing Jewish laws. The conflict was sharp, and Paul had to settle an argument that put the outreach of the Gospel at risk.  
March 13, 2015
After completing two missionary journeys, the Apostle Paul went back to Jerusalem. His determination to settle a church split there drove him into hardship, deprivation, and eventually, execution in Rome. 
March 12, 2015
Jesus gave a report card to the seven churches found in the book of Revelation. Now all seven churches are lost to history. But the message left in Revelation gives us a clear understanding on what’s important to the Lord regarding His Church.
March 11, 2015
Wherever the Gospel has gone, light has burst forth into the culture. But sometimes that light is extinguished. The seven churches mentioned in Revelation were in what is now Turkey—but they’re now long gone. What happened? 
March 10, 2015
The locals in Ephesus had a good thing going—a famous pagan temple, and silversmiths who sold shrines to the goddess Artemis. When the Apostle Paul came with the Gospel, business dropped off, and he soon found himself in a riot. 
March 9, 2015
Ephesus is a city in ruins in modern-day Turkey. Paul took the Gospel there, and found himself in hot water when his message threatened the supremacy of a local pagan deity named Artemis.
March 6, 2015
When oppression comes, local churches can be vanquished. Many of the churches that we read about in the New Testament were wiped out by the enemies of the Gospel. By looking at the ancient city of Corinth, we may find out how this happened.
March 5, 2015
While living in Corinth, Paul made tents and taught in the local synagogue. Through his efforts, a church was born and we still read two epistles written to it in the New Testament.
March 4, 2015
If you’re a missionary in a city where the Gospel has never been heard, how would you begin? We can learn from the Apostle Paul who knew that a transforming message, through the power of the Holy Spirit was the way to start.
March 3, 2015
To see a place where Paul the Apostle preached, visit the ancient ruins of Corinth in Greece. You’ll find an amazing excavation of the very streets and buildings that Paul saw when he first brought the Gospel to this crossroads of the ancient world. 
March 2, 2015
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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