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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When a Nation Forgets God Interview #1

April 5, 2010
Psalm 33:12 says "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." What about a nation whose God is no longer the Lord? History is replete with nations abandoning God and suffering the inevitable consequences. Nazi Germany began with an evil vision of conquest and ended in a pile of ruins. Today we will discuss a powerful new book that details what this downfall might mean for America.

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When Jesus died on Calvary, He wasn't the victim, He was the Victor. He said His last words, and then dismissed His spirit. Jesus was in charge then, and now. Ascended on high, He intercedes for His people, having prepared for them an eternal home. Today we hear a few lessons we can take home from the last words of Christ on the cross.
April 2, 2010
When Jesus died on the cross, He knew the Father had everything in perfect control. Even His enemies were in God's hands. As we face death, we learn from Jesus that in that supreme moment, trust in God will carry us across the threshold into eternal life. We need not fear what lies ahead, because what's there is in God's capable hands. Today we look at the last words of Christ on the cross.
April 1, 2010
No doubt most people live for the here and now. They'll do anything to avoid thinking about their future date with death. Certainly, Jesus taught us how to live. But He also taught us how to die. Since all of us will face that eventual day, let's learn some crucial lessons from the last words of Christ on the cross. Today: we'll hear "A Cry of Submission."
March 31, 2010
When Jesus said "It is finished," He was proclaiming victory from a place of apparent defeat, dying on a Roman cross. He paid the penalty for the sin of mankind, and we who believe can stand before God forgiven, our debt cancelled, thanks to Him. Redemption began in the mind of God. It found its completion on a hill outside Jerusalem.
March 30, 2010
Many people think they somehow have to earn their way into heaven. They don't realize how much that would cost. The penalty for sin has to be paid before anyone can enter God's holy presence. When Jesus cried out "it is finished," He was signaling to all who could hear Him that His imminent death would pay that debt...in full.
March 29, 2010
It's a great joy to burn a mortgage. The bill is paid in full. The house is now yours...no one else can lay claim to it. When Jesus cried out, "It is finished," He was declaring the debt of sin "paid in full." These are words, not of despair, but of victory. And that victory means eternal life for those who believe, and receive Him.
March 26, 2010
It's a great paradox. The one Who said "I thirst" from the cross is the one Who says "if any man thirst, let Him come to Me." He paid the price that lets sinful man drink from the fountains of eternal life. Without Him, we face a terrible eternal thirst. Are you thirsting for life that will never end? If so, please listen, as we learn more about a cry from the cross.
March 25, 2010
The crucifixion of Christ was not an accident of history. The painful details of that awful day were foretold in Scripture. When Jesus said, "I thirst," He fulfilled the words of Psalm 69. In fact, Jesus fulfilled the words of many prophets spoken hundreds of years before He came, words that told of a sacrifice, a "wounding for our transgressions," all to bring us to God.
March 24, 2010
In just two words, Jesus proves His humanity as He hangs on the cross. Two words prove His sufferings were real. We hear Him say, "I thirst," not understanding how painful that thirst had to be. Today: we come to grips with the awful price Jesus paid to reconcile us with God the Father.
March 23, 2010
In this life, we will never understand the sufferings of Christ on Calvary, nor His pain when the Father forsook Him there. We hear Him say, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?" but we can't understand what it was like for the Son to lose fellowship with the Father. Today: some lessons we can understand from the fourth saying of Christ on the cross.
March 22, 2010
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The King Is Coming
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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