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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Jesus Observes Our Suffering, Part 1 of 3 (What Jesus Thinks of His Church)

July 6, 2016

We don’t know a lot about the New Testament church at Smyrna, in what is now modern Turkey. But what we do know speaks volumes about what Jesus thought of this church. Few of us face the persecution inflicted on the believers at Smyrna. What would happen if we did?  

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Jesus has clear expectations of His local churches. He spoke to seven churches in Revelation facing conditions which are similar to the present. What does Jesus want to see? He wants repentance where necessary and the resumption of carrying out His commands.
July 5, 2016
Jesus had messages for seven churches in the early chapters of Revelation. For the first church, the message was a mix of good and bad. He gave the good news first, but then came judgment on a matter He felt was crucial. 
July 4, 2016
What can we learn from what Jesus had to say to the Church in Ephesus? Ephesus was a major city along the coast of what is now Turkey. Acts 18 tells of Paul’s founding of its local church. In Revelation, Jesus commended the Ephesian church, but then chastised them for leaving their first love. 
July 1, 2016
With hair as white as snow and eyes of flaming fire, Jesus fills the pages of the book of Revelation, and His judgment on the world is fierce. But we also see His disposition toward seven ancient churches, and not all of them were doing well.  
June 30, 2016
Famous paintings give the impression that Jesus had long hair and a kind face. But the Jesus of Revelation is a Christ with eyes of flaming fire. His words thundered to seven churches in the first century.   
June 29, 2016
In the book of Revelation, seven local churches, located in modern day Turkey, received a personal word from Jesus. These words tell us what He thought of those churches, and by extension, we know what He thinks of our churches today.  
June 28, 2016
It’s hard to imagine: believers in Jesus will reign with Him in eternity. The riches of heaven will be at our disposal. Every tear we shed on this Earth will be wiped away. The glory to come will make every moment of present suffering worthwhile.
June 27, 2016
The New Jerusalem is the home believers of all ages will one day inhabit. As described in the Bible, it’s both gigantic and glorious. The book of Revelation gives us the details. Let’s take a look at your ultimate address, if you are a believer in Jesus.
June 24, 2016
The book of Revelation is a mystery. Full of symbolism, scholars have wrestled with its meaning for centuries. But some things are known: In the end, the good guys win. A glorious future awaits the redeemed of all the ages, and we will be with Christ forever.  
June 23, 2016
“No eye has seen the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” The Bible tantalizes us with glimpses of what is yet to come in eternity. It’s a mystery, but a glorious mystery. As we turn to the Scriptures, let’s try to pull back for curtain for a sneak peak of our eternal home.   
June 22, 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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