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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Trusting God When the Wells Are Dry, Part 2 of 4 (Famines, Deserts and Other Hard Places)

August 8, 2016

Abram would later become Abraham, but before God changed his name, he tried to escape famine by going to Egypt with his wife. Genesis 12 tells the story of attempted deceit, and its aftermath.

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To deepen our spiritual maturity, God sometimes takes away all the comforts we’ve been used to. It’s possible for God to lead His people into the wilderness for their greater good and His greater glory.
August 5, 2016
How should believers prepare themselves for the tough times looming on the horizon? Let’s look at more lessons from Jeremiah chapter one, as the prophet of Israel faces a rough future, as he suffers along with those God is judging.
August 4, 2016
When the house of cards called “debt” comes crashing down, everybody loses. Society may well break down if hyperinflation ruins our currencies. God can allow human greed to cause massive suffering. But how exactly does God exact judgment on nations?
August 3, 2016
The world economy teeters on the edge. Uncertainty is now certain. Believers have to live through the same conditions as everyone else… just as in ancient Israel, when judgment fell on the nation for idolatry. Can we see ourselves in the times of Jeremiah? 
August 2, 2016
Soon the comforts we’ve known may fade away into a tougher reality: no job, no insurance, perhaps a foreclosed home. How do we handle deprivation when all we’ve known is abundance? Let’s get prepared for “such a time as this.”
August 1, 2016
Today’s church is rich in wealth, but poor in spiritual power. That’s the same indictment handed down by Jesus to the ancient church at Laodicea. He may have had our day in mind when He said, “Because you say ‘I’m rich’… you don’t know that you’re wretched, miserable, blind and naked.”
July 29, 2016
Jesus had strong words for the lukewarm Laodicean church in Revelation chapter three. His tough love included a way for them to regain their lost fervor. His rebuke and chastening would lead to renewal and power.
July 28, 2016
As Jesus evaluated seven successive churches in the book of Revelation, some Bible scholars see the passing of history, with each church representing an era of time. Is your church spiritually robust, or, like the one at Laodicea, is it lukewarm?  
July 27, 2016
The early church at Philadelphia earned high marks from Jesus for its faithfulness and its vision. They persevered, they kept His word, and they never denied His name. They demonstrate the importance of seizing the open doors Jesus sets before us.  
July 26, 2016
In what is now Turkey, the church at Philadelphia was commended by Jesus for being faithful to His name. Churches still grow even in hostile places… churches about which Jesus says, “I’ve set before you an open door, and no one can shut it.” 
July 25, 2016
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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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