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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Jesus Observes Our Teaching, Part 2 of 3 (What Jesus Thinks of His Church)

July 12, 2016

Teachers play a crucial role in the formation of youth. In the same way, Bible teachers have enormous influence on the members of a church. False doctrines are easily spread. Jesus tells an ancient church to reject teachings He hates, and we should do the same.

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In the book of Revelation, Jesus addressed the church at Pergamum in what is now Turkey. In the strongest terms, He decried their willingness to adopt false teachings, which actually advocated immorality. Could this happen today?
July 11, 2016
In the true church of Jesus, persecution is assured. Jesus urges us to be faithful unto death, that we might obtain the crown of life. It’s not a promise of health and wealth in this world, but it is a promise of eventual triumph.
July 8, 2016
In many places, being a public witness for Christ can cost you your life. Jesus knows every time one of His followers makes the supreme sacrifice, and in Revelation, He commends a church willing to follow Him even to death. 
July 7, 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?  
July 6, 2016
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
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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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