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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When God Judges a Nation, Part 4 of 4 (The Church in Babylon)

January 26, 2015

What might it be like when God judges America for its personal and national sins? All we need do is see what God did to Judah in the days of Jeremiah, when both the righteous and the wicked suffered. 

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When Jeremiah proclaimed the coming judgment of God, his fellow Israelites paid him no heed. Life went on with no thought of a day of accounting. The lessons they ultimately learned are lessons we in America must learn, because where Israel went, so will we. 
January 23, 2015
When God’s judgment comes, it’s not pretty. Jeremiah’s warnings to Judah were disregarded, and the people and their king paid a great price. In this message, we’ll see more of what happened to a sinning nation, and how judgment might look as our nation feels the wrath of God. 
January 22, 2015
When the cup of iniquity is full, God pours out His wrath. Judah felt that wrath as invading armies looted Jerusalem and took the people into captivity. America may soon feel that same wrath. 
January 21, 2015
God’s call to ancient Judah was “Repent of your sins and return to the God of your fathers.” The clay on the potter’s wheel cannot control its destiny. Yet we think we can tell the Potter what to do.
January 20, 2015
A lump of clay has no clue what its potter intends to make out of it. Jeremiah 18 tells how God views Israel, as clay on His wheel. Life begins to make sense when we have a right view of ourselves and a right view of God. 
January 19, 2015
Many people think they are masters of their own destiny. But God sees His people as clay on a potter’s wheel, and since He’s the potter, He controls their destiny. We need to see ourselves as vessels God can make and remake as He chooses. 
January 16, 2015
It’s a paradox. When people refuse sound teaching, God sends false prophets to give them lies to believe. Jeremiah teaches that false prophets in themselves are a judgment from God. In this message we’ll see the takeaway lessons from our look at false prophets. 
January 15, 2015
True prophets of God get their message from God himself. False prophets draw their false messages from a variety of sources. In this message we’ll learn how to spot those sources and determine whether what you’re hearing is from God or from somewhere else. 
January 14, 2015
False prophets were a scourge in ancient Israel, and are a scourge in our day. They tell us we’re basically good, and if we try hard, God will grade us on the curve. Jeremiah says otherwise, pointing to the deceit within each of us.
January 13, 2015
In ancient Israel, false prophets put lies about God into the minds of God’s people. The same is true in our day. They diminish His holiness, exaggerate their goodness, and hide their real motives. In this message we’ll talk about how to recognize them when you hear them. 
January 12, 2015
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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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