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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Word Of God Teaches Us, Part 2 of 2 (Changed By The Word)

November 11, 2021

“Is God’s Word sufficient when I feel powerless or hopeless?” You might be facing difficulties that sap your joy. Only by focusing on the Word of God can you have lasting joy that the world can’t take away. In this message, you’ll realize the indispensable value of the Word. That’s why the Psalmist extolled the attributes of the Word of God: “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.”

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Do you ever wonder if there’s enough evidence to believe in God? In this message, you’ll think through the honest questions skeptics have about God’s Word. In Psalm 19, the descriptions of the Bible could also be used of God. That’s how you’ll plainly see evidence of God through His works in creation as well as in His Word.
November 10, 2021
Do you struggle to focus on prayer and Bible reading when you’re stressed or distracted by technology? Are you new to Bible reading or want to pass it on to your friends and family? In this message, you’ll learn how to take in the Word of God that nourishes us. Just like you need food and water, you need the Word of God daily. Despite your temptations and distractions, you can develop an appetite for the eternal Word of God.
November 9, 2021
Why haven’t you started reading the Bible? It could be that you have different beliefs, you’ve lapsed in the faith, or you’re a Christian struggling to see the relevance of the Bible. Despite its widespread influence, very few people read the Bible every day. In this message, you’ll encounter the reasons why people don’t open their Bibles as well as why it’s origin and purpose speak to you today. This book is far more than a collection of writings. It’s the revealed Word of God that transforms your life.
November 8, 2021
Faith sometimes changes your circumstances. Sometimes it doesn’t. Is it ok to have doubts and be disappointed with the answer? Faith always leads to ultimate victory, but it may not change your immediate struggles. By going through the “hall of faith” in Hebrews 11, you’ll resonate with these heroes, who sometimes saw miracles but also suffered and died without God’s immediate intervention. Even so, these heroes realized that they would ultimately and victoriously receive the fulfillment of God’s promises.
November 5, 2021
If you were to ask why so many Christians are cynical, they would tell you some story about how God did not intervene when they needed him. Many people have long-term health issues. When they pray for healing, the answer appears to be an ongoing “no.” Are you disappointed with God? In this message, you’ll receive four facts about faith in Hebrews 11. God does miracles for some people and not for others, and yet he expects us to go on believing anyway.
November 4, 2021
When you’re in need, you naturally pray for God to provide. Sometimes the answer is “no.” How you react to that kind of ongoing burden is crucial. In this message, you receive life- changing lessons as you bear that burden: 1.) With burdens come blessings. 2.) Burdens are specifically chosen for us. 3.) You can be changed forever if you listen carefully. You’ll discover that even the “no” answers are still answers from a gracious God.
November 3, 2021
“Why should I bother praying when God doesn’t seem to answer?” Have you ever begged God to remove a difficulty in your life? Paul did, and the Lord said “no.” It’s tough taking “no” for an answer. But there are times when the answer to a believer’s prayer is a clear “no.” You have a choice: these times can either make you resentful or they can increase your faith. In this message, you’ll learn how to respond when God answers in the negative.
November 2, 2021
Do you ever feel perplexed when injustice seems to be winning? Where’s God when evil seems overwhelming? The prophet Habakkuk had the same issue—complaints which belong in today’s news. Evildoers were having a field day and the foundations of the nation were being torn apart. Yet amid the turmoil, the prophet has a burst of faith, knowing that God is still in charge. How can you move through your own honest questions to keep praising God?
November 1, 2021
Our nation seems to be heading in a downward spiral. It’s like the scenario painted by Habakkuk the prophet: things were bad and getting worse. He was asking God “Where are You?” In this message, we learn important lessons about prayer.
October 29, 2021
When God answers prayer in ways we don’t expect, we’re reminded that we need Him more than the answers. We must make sure our relationship with God is strong, realizing that knowing Him is more vital than getting what we want. 
October 28, 2021
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Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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