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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Jesus Observes Our Hearts, Part 3 of 3 (What Jesus Thinks of His Church)

July 29, 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.”

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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
Jesus addressed seven local churches in the book of Revelation. Often, His words were sharp. But to one church, His words were only kind. Why was this church praised? Can we hear the same words of commendation?
July 22, 2016
In the end, only one thing will matter: whether you as a believer were an overcomer. Jesus makes that clear as He analyzes seven local churches in the book of Revelation. Overcomers will be given white garments, because Jesus will say they are worthy.
July 21, 2016
“Be watchful….hold fast what you’ve heard….repent….or else I will come upon you as a thief…” These are the words of Jesus to an ancient church. Could he be saying this to your church or our church?
July 20, 2016
Some churches think all is well. Great attendance convinces them God is doing a mighty work. But one of the churches in Revelation was proclaimed to be dead by Jesus, even though it thought it was alive! 
July 19, 2016
Jesus mentions overcomers many times during His evaluation of seven ancient churches in the book of Revelation. But what makes an overcomer? And what are they to overcome? Let’s investigate God’s Word to them and us. Do you want to be an overcomer? 
July 18, 2016
It takes gall to celebrate sin in a church. Yet this happened at Thyatira, a church singled out by Jesus for judgment in the book of Revelation. Its false prophetess advocated sexual immorality. And false prophets in our time advocate for false teachings and sinful behavior too!  
July 15, 2016
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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.

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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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