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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Light Shines In Rome, Part 2 of 2 (Light Shining In Darkness)

March 25, 2019

A boatload of prisoners was sailing to Rome when their vessel sank in gale force winds. Were it not for the courage of Paul, a fellow prisoner, all aboard would have been lost. As we consider Paul’s life and ministry, this message provides a final chapter in his amazing story of faith.

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Paul was determined to go to Rome, even knowing it could be a one-way trip. He would take the Gospel to the highest levels of government, but en route, a shipwreck threatened to cut the journey short. In this message, Pastor Lutzer shares how this incredible story unfolds and how it should embolden our own faith.
March 22, 2019
Imprisoned for two years, Paul was finally on his way to Rome, knowing he faced almost certain death, but not before taking the Gospel to the heart of the world’s dominant empire. He pled his case before Rome’s king in Israel, seizing the moment to make sure the Gospel was preached.
March 21, 2019
The Jews wanted Paul dead. But Paul appealed to Caesar and ended up in a Caesarea prison. After years passed, a new governor appealed to Rome’s King in Palestine, Herod Agrippa. In this message we see how the Gospel reaches an even broader audience.
March 20, 2019
Felix was a Roman governor in Caesarea, Rome’s headquarters in what is now Israel. Facing Paul, Felix and his wife Drusilla found themselves confronted with the Gospel, which brought their own sins to light. The Gospel was working its power in the ancient world.
March 19, 2019
Paul the Apostle had appealed to Caesar in a conflict with Jewish authorities. This meant facing the Roman governor in ancient Caesarea. As waves lapped on the nearby shore, Governor Felix came face to face with a man the likes of whom he’d never seen.
March 18, 2019
In Jerusalem, some new believers insisted that converts to the Christian faith continue to observe Jewish laws. The conflict was sharp, and Paul had to settle an argument that put the outreach of the Gospel at risk.  
March 15, 2019
The Apostle Paul rejected the counsel of his peers and went back to Jerusalem after completing two missionary journeys. His determination to settle a church split drove him into hardship, and eventually, execution in Rome.
March 14, 2019
Wherever the Gospel has gone, light has burst forth into the culture. But sometimes that light is later extinguished. In this message we look at the seven churches of Revelation in Turkey. All of them are long gone. What happened?
March 13, 2019
Ephesus had silversmiths who sold shrines of the goddess Artemis. When Paul came with the Gospel, their business was affected, and soon Paul found himself in a riot. The Gospel is controversial, impacting even culture and trade, and things can quickly get violent.  
March 12, 2019
While living in Corinth, Paul worked as a tentmaker and taught in the local synagogue. Through his efforts, a church was born—a church that later received the two letters we find in the New Testament. In this message we witness the Gospel’s power in ancient Greece.
March 11, 2019
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Living With Your Passions
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.

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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