Peace I leave with you. My peace I give onto you. Not as the world gives I onto you. Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid.
Is our world characterized by peace? According to the angelic host in Luke 2, the birth of Christ brought about "peace on earth" and "goodwill to men." How do we make sense of this? In this final episode in a three part series, Pastor guides us through the scriptures to examine this peace that changed the world forever that night.
"Glory to God in the Highest!"
This week features the second episode in a three-part series focusing on the angelic message delivered to the shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth. This second episode centers on the message of Glory.
Today, Pastor leads us through the first episode of a three-part series where we will examine a glorious message delivered one night in a field outside Bethlehem, from an angelic host to the lowliest members of society. The long awaited Savior had been born to bring Joy, Glory, and Peace. This first episode centers on the message of Joy.
Christ’s kingdom is coming, and a judgment of the nations will precede it. Seated on His throne in Jerusalem, Jesus will separate the righteous from the unrighteous. The righteous will enter eternal life and everyone else will be sent to eternal destruction. Are you ready and prepared?
Are believers spared when God judges nations? In this episode, Pastor guides us to sobering biblical passages about the judgement of God. The good news, despite the turmoil, is that God is gathering a people for Himself from every nation. His plans are eternal; His truth will never be overcome by the world's collective attempts to suppress it.
What does it look like for Christians to be involved in government despite increasing corruption? In this episode, Pastor Lutzer draws from the book of Acts to consider the point at which we lay aside our expectation of deliverance from corrupt leaders and choose rather to pray for boldness "to preach the word of God without fear."
Does God involve Himself in the political affairs of humankind? Today, in part 3 of "God and the Nations" we seek an answer to this question from scripture and what we find there is at once a profound mystery and an enduring comfort.
I have always had a concern for “the church to be the church,” but never before have I been so burdened by how we look to the watching world. When I am told there are families that cannot talk to each other because of differing political views, when I hear there is rancor within churches over one political position or another, I am compelled to write a few words at this time, as we watch Washington trying to sort out its political impasse on the world stage.
Around the world today, nations are populated by the descendants of the scattered people of Babel. In this episode, Pastor Lutzer walks us through the origin of the nations, the reason God scattered the people, and finally, we get a hint of God’s purpose for it all—the end to which all of history is marching, when every nation shall be gathered in His name.