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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When God Was Alone, Part 1 of 2 (What Is God Up To?)

November 26, 2021

The most important thing about you is what you think of God. How you explain the pain and suffering in the world is directly tied to your view of God. In fact, God already knew ahead of time that that creation would include within it the fact that young children would be abused by their parents, that there would be wars, and that there would be problems resulting from our sin. In this message, you’ll discover five attributes of God in Scripture that will enlarge your view of God and comfort your heart in the midst of the brokenness of this world.

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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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Do you wonder why people who Believe in Jesus Christ are told to “give thanks in everything.” Some wonder, “Does this mean I’m to be thankful for calamity?” In this message, you’ll sharpen your focus on why you can, and must, be thankful. You’ll discover why and how you can rejoice no matter the circumstances.
November 25, 2021
Is it difficult to be content with what you have this Thanksgiving or any other day of the year? The Bible tells us to give thanks in everything. Does this mean you must be thankful for illness or loss? Or you must be grateful for not having a job? In this message, we learn why the Bible’s command to be thankful makes sense even when we don’t understand our circumstances.
November 24, 2021
Do you feel under pressure by all the needs and expectations upon you? You might think that your greatest need is to repair your crumbling marriage, to get out of financial ruin, or all kinds of other things that may be happening. These are legitimate needs. But your greatest need is always a fresh vision of God, a fresh vision of Jesus. In this message, discover the implications of seeing the Word become flesh. When Jesus reveals God, it puts everything else in its proper place.
November 23, 2021
“Well, you know that’s your religion, but I have my own spirituality.” This sentiment doesn’t account for the voice of God from outside yourself. In fact, your whole life is based upon the Creator’s will and purpose, and it’s prudent to investigate how God made the way back to him. The Greek word “logos” means word or expression. The Gospel of John says, “the Word became flesh.” In this message, you’ll encounter the Word of God coming in the flesh: His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
November 22, 2021
Is God worth ten minutes of your time in the morning – or fifteen minutes? If you ever wonder what to say when you pray, try praying scriptures back to God. Praying Scripture is transforming and can become a new habit. In this message, you’ll grow in confidently approaching the throne of God when we’re at a loss for words.
November 19, 2021
The stress of life can get you down. Pressures and trials can drain your joy. But the average Christian prays only five minutes a day. What’s the meaning, value, and practice of prayer? How can you foster a love for praying? The answer is the Word of God. When you use verses of Scripture as your prayer, you’ll dive into a wealth of new and profitable prayers. Most of all, you begin to think and pray God’s thoughts. In this message, you learn lessons on praying biblically.
November 18, 2021
When you mention “meditation” to some people, they envision an eastern mystic or a guru. But meditation in the Scriptures is entirely different, and it’s crucial for you to let the Word of God reprogram your mind in a godly, healthy direction. You might ask, “How do you meditate?” All that you need to do is to simply ask the text some questions that help you analyze and personalize the truth. In this message, you’ll utilize practical questions to ask of a text to help you internalize the Word of God.
November 17, 2021
Meditation sometimes brings mysticism to mind. Biblically, however, meditation is not merely a calming exercise. It forms you to follow the path that God has for you. Psalm 1 speaks about two men, two paths, and two very different destinies. “Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Meditation is how the Bible can renew our minds and cause us to live joyful, productive lives. In this message, you’ll receive steps towards the path of blessing.
November 16, 2021
Does going to church on Sunday morning feel rushed? How do you practically prepare before, during, and after the service? When you come to hear the Word of God, you are listening for your name. You are coming and you are saying, “Oh God, what do You have to say to me today?” If you come to it with pride or to merely listen, then you’ll go away without any transformation. In this message, you’ll take home more from church than you ever thought possible.
November 15, 2021
Have you listened to a sermon or read Scripture without your soul being stirred? When your heart doesn’t respond, how can you prevent self-deception? Receiving instruction from God’s Word helps you to hear from outside of yourself. You read it not only to learn, but also to find your life changed. The book of James admonishes us to “receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” In this message, you’ll learn how to do just that.
November 12, 2021
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Featured Offer

Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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