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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When the Promises Don't Work, Part 3 of 3 (The Triumph of Unanswered Prayer)

April 10, 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.

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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
Jesus faced untold agony in a place called Gethsemane. Knowing what awaited Him, and praying until blood drops hit the ground, He finally said to His Father, “Not my will, but Thine be done.” The great transaction would now take place.
April 3, 2015
Gethsemane lies on the Mount of Olives facing the Old City of Jerusalem. Here, Jesus spent a night in agonized prayer before being nailed to a cross outside the city wall. His task: to drink the cup of suffering for you and for me. What does this mean?
April 2, 2015
The legacy we inherit from our Master includes suffering. To walk with Jesus means that we must walk with Him in Gethsemane. Here a decision was reached that made salvation possible for billions of believers yet to be born.
April 1, 2015
It’s one thing to have strong faith in God when the sun’s shining. It’s quite another when dark storms strike. A boat loaded with prisoners were sailing to Rome when their vessel sank in gale force winds. And had it not been for the courage of Paul, also a prisoner, all would have been lost.  
March 31, 2015
There’s great terror being caught in a storm at sea. You fear that the deep will become your grave. Paul was on a ship taking him to Rome. Faced with sinking, his courageous actions saved the crew and fellow prisoners. 
March 30, 2015
Paul was determined to go to Rome despite knowing it would be a one-way trip. He’s end up taking the Gospel to high government officials, but while in route, a stormy shipwreck would slow his journey. 
March 27, 2015
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Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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