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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Light Shines on Rome #2 of 3

September 30, 2010
Landlubbers will never know the terror that being caught in a storm at sea can create. The deep is about to become your grave. Paul was on a ship taking him to Rome. Being sure he would get there, he had no fear that he would die prematurely. His courage saved the crew and fellow prisoners, and once again the power of the gospel was evident.

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Mature Christians know God’s will is not a flower-strewn pathway. Often, storms arise that threaten to throw us off-course. Paul was determined to go to Rome, knowing it would be a one-way trip. He would take the gospel to the highest levels of government, but while enroute, a shipwreck would slow his journey. Today: troubles on the way to see Caesar.
September 29, 2010
When the Holy Spirit knocks at the heart’s door, some people believe. Others reject outright. Still others procrastinate. Governor Felix had put Paul off until what he called “a more convenient time.” Later, King Herod Agrippa found himself under the Spirit’s conviction, but in the end, he dismissed the Apostle’s message and went on with his life.
September 28, 2010
One never knows what a day may bring forth. Locked up for two years, Paul suddenly faces a Roman King. What would he say? He was on his way to Rome, knowing he faced almost certain death there. But not before getting the gospel to the heart of the world’s dominant empire. On the way, he pled his case before Rome’s king in Israel at the time. Paul seizes the moment to make sure the gospel is understood.
September 27, 2010
Paul knew the end game: almost certain death in Rome. But not before he brought the gospel to as many people as possible. The gospel is making its way into the culture of Rome as prisoner Paul is being taken from place to place before being sent to the capital. With Paul went the power of the Holy Spirit, convicting of sin and birthing new life in those who believed. Paul is now handed off to one of the many King Herods.
September 24, 2010
What do you do with a political football like Paul? Various Roman leaders punted his case back and forth for two years. Accused of sedition, the Jews wanted him dead. Paul had appealed to Caesar, and ended up in a Caesarea prison. Years passed. Eventually a new governor appeals to Rome’s King in Palestine, Herod Agrippa.  And so the gospel was taken to ever higher government levels.
September 23, 2010
Many people can’t bear to face who they really are. For them, being convicted of sin is an offense, and must be avoided. The Apostle Paul was taken from a Caesarea prison cell and brought before the Roman governor Felix. During their conversation, the Holy Spirit convicted Felix of his sin. But this man would not repent, and told Paul he would see him at a more convenient time: a time which never came.
September 22, 2010
Felix was a Roman governor in Caesarea, Rome’s headquarters in what is now Israel. His job today? Facing Paul. The Apostle Paul ended up being more than just a criminal defendant. Felix and his wife Drusilla found themselves confronted with the gospel, a message that brought their own sins to light. Today we will watch as the gospel works its power in the ancient world.
September 21, 2010
Divine appointments: those times when God arranges for people to hear the gospel and gives them a chance to respond. Felix was a Roman governor whose home base was Caesarea, a city on the Mediterranean Sea. Paul the Apostle was imprisoned there, and was brought before Felix and his wife Drusilla. Today we will hear the story behind this remarkable divine appointment.
September 20, 2010
Caesarea lies along the northern shore of Israel facing the Mediterranean. This was the site of a famous confrontation. Paul the Apostle had appealed to Caesar in his conflict with Jewish authorities. This meant facing the Roman governor in ancient Caesarea. As the waves lapped on the nearby shore, Governor Felix came face to face with a man the likes of whom he had never seen.
September 17, 2010
It takes passion to win a major race. An athlete trains, sheds unneeded weight, and prepares to face his challengers. Taking the gospel to a resistant culture is no different. Without a passion for the gospel, and for the Lord, tangible results will be hard to come by. The Apostle Paul’s passion was clear. He was ready to die so that his hearers might live.
September 16, 2010
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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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