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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

What God Thinks of the Cross, Part 1 of 3 (Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can't)

October 6, 2014

It is in the cross that we glory. But our eyes are often drawn to secondary things such as political advantage. That is why we need to have a clear view of how important the cross really is. Today we will learn what God the Father thinks of His Son’s cross.  

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Believers have a dual allegiance; we must obey both God and country. Sometimes these two mandates collide, leaving us to face some tough decisions. This message shares some guidance on keeping both allegiances in balance.
October 3, 2014
We need to learn one lesson well. Those who mix the cross and any nation’s flag do a disservice to both. For believers, keeping them distinct is the only way to fulfill our prime mission as ambassadors for Christ to a needy world.  
October 2, 2014
We have all heard the call:  “Let’s take America back!”  Some would have us make political salvation our prime religious objective. We must avoid the temptation to put the cross and the flag on the same level.  
October 1, 2014
When it comes to being citizens of both heaven and earth, believers running the race of life need to keep first things first. Stand by for some flying sparks, as Erwin Lutzer takes aim at those who equate Old Glory with the one place of true glory.   
September 30, 2014
As runners in life’s race, believers need to understand the clash of cross and culture. As citizens of both heaven and earth, we have obligations to both, obligations we must keep distinct, especially at election time.  
September 29, 2014
The cross of Christ is inherently in conflict with our culture, especially when the media flaunts immorality as normal. Politicians vie for position on issues the Bible settled long ago. Thankfully, the cross can do what politics can’t.  
September 26, 2014
Many Christians active in politics find themselves increasingly at odds with the culture.  That is because the cross of Christ is inherently at odds with the culture. Today we begin a series on Why the Cross Can Do What Politics Can’t.  
September 25, 2014
We cannot comprehend the transformation that awaits us. With glorified bodies, we will see all of creation reborn in a cosmic chorus of praise. The transcendent finale to the symphony of God’s glory is the end of time, and the beginning of a radiant eternity.
September 24, 2014
One day, the chaos of earthquakes and tsumanis will be no more. All of creation will resound with the glory of God, free from the curse of the fall that left creation groaning, waiting for its rebirth. God will reign supreme over a new earth.
September 23, 2014
Our sins slow us down in the race of life. But for believers, sin will be no more in the eternity yet to be. With nothing between us and God, our joy will be boundless.
September 22, 2014
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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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