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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When the Answer is Disguised, Part 2 of 3 (The Triumph of Unanswered Prayer)

April 20, 2015

As we mature as Christians, our prayers shift from asking for things to asking for God. That’s why some prayers are answered in ways that surprise us. God wants a relationship with us that transcends the daily details we think are so crucial. 

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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. When we think our prayers are unanswered, we may have received an answer in disguise.
April 17, 2015
Too many people bring high hopes to faith healing meetings, only to be told that they lack enough faith to claim their deliverance. Can believers expect physical healing on demand? Here’s some straight talk on when God fulfills His promises.
April 16, 2015
God gave Abraham promises that would not come to pass for hundreds of years. Abraham died before any were fulfilled. Next time you feel like God is a bit slow in answering your prayers, remember: His scale of time is bigger than yours. He has a larger agenda.
April 15, 2015
Abraham never saw the fulfillment of God’s promises to him. In that light, who are we to complain when our prayers are not answered right away? Today, we’ll gain a larger perspective on prayer, which many of us perhaps never had.
April 14, 2015
When we pray for something, we hope for a quick response from God. But God has His own clock, which is not always in sync with ours. How do we handle prayers that, to us, are time critical, when the answers seem to be anything but?
April 13, 2015
Someone has said, “Pressure produces.” It’s when we’re suffering that God refines our character, and that’s more important than Him answering our prayers when we think He should. Unanswered prayers and suffering form in us the quality of endurance.
April 10, 2015
When the answers to our prayers don’t come on our schedule, many of us lose heart. But the Bible says that trials and suffering produce endurance, a quality with which God is very pleased. Here are more lessons on what to do “When the Promises Don’t Work.”
April 9, 2015
It happens again and again: a child dies even after we pray. Where was God? Many react by giving up prayer, questioning God’s promises, intentions, and character. Do your prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling too?
April 8, 2015
Paul said that Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God with power....by the resurrection from the dead.” If we trust Christ for salvation, that empty tomb in Jerusalem is a promise that our tombs will one day be empty as well.
April 7, 2015
Death is everyone’s unavoidable fate, due to the legacy of the sins committed by Adam and Eve. But believers cling to the promise of Jesus, “I am the resurrection and the life…he that believes in Me, though he may die, yet shall he live.”
April 6, 2015
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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.

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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