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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Jesus Observes Our Love #3 of 3 (What Jesus Thinks of His Church)

March 19, 2013

Jesus has clear expectations of His followers and of His church. It’s our job to make sure He’s pleased. His words to seven churches in Revelation describe conditions that we face today. And the response Jesus wanted to see from the churches of the past is the response He desires from us today: repentance and  resumption of doing the works He approves.

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“I have good news, and I have bad news.” We’ve all heard this phrase before. Jesus had “news” for seven churches in the early chapters of the book of Revelation. For the first church, His message was a mix of good and bad. He gave the good news first, but then expressed His judgment on a matter He felt was crucial.  
March 18, 2013
New Christians often have a radiant love for Jesus. Sadly, as time passes, that love sometimes cools. In the first century AD, Ephesus was a major city along the coast of what is now Turkey. Jesus commended the Ephesian church, but then chastised them for leaving their first love. What would He say about your church? 
March 15, 2013
We learn from the book of Philippians that God has highly exalted Jesus, giving Him the name which is above every name. That same exalted Jesus fills the book of Revelation—a Jesus with hair as white as snow and eyes of flaming fire.  In John’s vision of Jesus, he falls before Him as one dead. Jesus then details His judgments on seven churches of that day.  
March 14, 2013
Have you ever wondered what Jesus looks like? Famous paintings give the impression of a man with long hair and a kind face, but the Jesus of artwork is a far cry from the Jesus of Revelation—a Christ with eyes of flaming fire. His words thundered to seven churches of the first century: words that thunder as we imagine His opinion of our churches today. 
March 13, 2013
The Bible ends with the book of Revelation and a glimpse into the future. Here we see Christ in glory, the Lord of His church. Seven churches in what is now Turkey received a personal word from Jesus. These words tell us what He thought of those churches and, by implication, what He thinks of our churches today. His words sometimes commend, and sometimes sting.    
March 12, 2013
We’re all born with a propensity to sin and a desire to seek revenge whenever we’re attacked, but vengeance is not something we have a right to. The Bible declares that “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” So, how do we adjust our instincts to agree with the Scriptures?  
March 11, 2013
When someone attacks us, we want to attack back. But the Bible says, “Bless those who persecute you: bless and do not curse.” Today, some hard lessons on resolving conflict, and getting over past injustices.  
March 8, 2013
Despite best efforts, some people refuse reconciliation, and hang on to their hurts until their knuckles turn white. Letting go of past injustice seems, for many, to be the ultimate insult. After all, those injustices give people their reason to go on fighting. Today: a call to give up the hurts that are held dear and be healed of anger.  
March 7, 2013
“Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,” Jesus said. This verse from Matthew 18has been controversial for centuries. Today, Pastor Lutzer will explain what this Scripture means,and how it relates to the task we all have of seeking reconciliation.
March 6, 2013
It’s never easy to confront a sinning Christian, so Jesus gave us teaching on how and when to dothe necessary task of bringing that brother back to repentance and fellowship. Today we’ll lookat the end game of reconciliation: what to do when nothing else works.
March 5, 2013
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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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