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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When The Answer Is Denied #3 of 3

September 30, 2009
When Christians find themselves in a time of need, they naturally pray for God to provide. Sometimes the answer is "no...." How we then react is crucial. We must come to understand that even the "no" answers are still answers, and that God is fully aware of our needs and what is best for us. Today: why our faith can grow even when the answer is no.

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When we earnestly pray for something we believe to be in God's will, and find the answer to be "no," what do we do? First, remember that you're in good company. The Apostle Paul had a great need...he sought the Lord repeatedly for relief. But the answer was "No, My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness." Today: more about what to do when the answer is "no."
September 29, 2009
It's tough taking "no" for an answer. As children, we all felt those "no's," when our parents chose to deny our requests. As children of God, there are times when the answer to a prayer of ours is a clear "no." We have a choice: these times can either make us resentful, or, they can increase our faith. Today: how to react and respond when God denies a petition we make to Him.
September 28, 2009
When it seems our nation is ripping away from its moorings, we as believers need to understand the prophet Habakkuk. This prophet lived in a time of turmoil not unlike our own. His small book in the Old Testament is a remarkable one-way dialog with God, a dialog that reveals the prophet's own journey of faith from frustration to the calm assurance that God is in charge.
September 25, 2009
Habakkuk the prophet might as well have been writing in our day. Many of his observations belong on the front page. It's easy to feel trapped with no way out. Evildoers are having a field day and the foundations of the nation are being torn apart. Yet, in the midst of turmoil, the prophet has a burst of faith that God is still in charge, just as He is for the USA.
September 24, 2009
America looks a lot like the Israel that Habakkuk the prophet had to deal with. Things are bad and getting worse. The prophet's dialogs with God reveal a man wrestling with how God could seemingly be out of touch with how tough things really were. Today, we'll get into the heart of the prophet's complaint as we learn lessons on praying during dark times.
September 23, 2009
Our nation seems to be heading down a path toward more government control and less freedom. So, what should Christians do? It's not unlike the scenario painted by Habakkuk the prophet: things were bad and getting worse. In all that was happening, he was asking God "Where are You?" Disaster was near, and it seemed God was not concerned. Today: lessons from a prophet on prayer.
September 22, 2009
When God answers our prayers in ways we don't expect, He's reminding us that it's Him we really need, not the answers. Today, we're concluding a message on making sure our relationships with God are strong and growing, realizing that knowing Him is far more vital than getting what we want from Him. Stay with us for some practical ways to strengthen your connection with God.
September 21, 2009
There's a process that takes place as we mature as Christians. Our prayers shift from asking for things, to asking for God. That's why some of our prayers are answered in ways that surprise us. God wants a relationship with each of His children, a relationship that transcends all the daily details we think are so crucial. That's why His responses to our prayers may be disguised.
September 18, 2009
Sometimes, we ask God for things we clearly need. No answer is forthcoming. But then, out of left field, another answer comes our way. Prayer is something of a mystery. We're commanded to ask in faith, without doubting. The answers sometimes come from unexpected directions, even unrelated to what we asked for. Today: another perspective on the matter of unanswered prayer: answers in disguise.
September 17, 2009
Scan your cable TV box...sooner or later you'll land on a channel offering faith healing services. Watch out. All too many people bring high hopes to these kinds of meetings, only to leave disappointed, told that they lacked enough faith to claim their rightful healing. Can believers expect physical healing on demand? Today: some straight talk on when God fulfills His promises.
September 16, 2009
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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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