Today, in the last episode of our series on the pandemic, Pastor Lutzer guides us through some of the most comforting passages in the Bible. We learn that Jesus says to us: "I am not only your refuge and strength, I am your forerunner through all suffering and uncertainty." He has been there before and He says to us, "Follow me."
How do we make sense of the suffering we experience and still cling to what we know of our merciful, loving God as presented in scripture? To Pastor Lutzer the answer is this: we live by promises, not by explanations. Join us for the second to the last episode of the series "Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What is God Saying to Us?"
During times of crisis, many may turn to atheism and renounce any underlying meaning to personal and communal suffering. What do you say in response? How do you reassure your own heart when doubts arise? In Pastor Lutzer's experience this is more often a matter of the heart than the head. Join us today as we take an honest look at these difficult truths together.
In today's episode of "5 Minutes with Pastor Lutzer," we look at two earthquakes described in scripture. One accompanies God's terrifying presence on Mount Sinai and the other, the completion of Christ's atoning work where the separation between God and His children is finally and forever overcome.
When we read passages like Revelation 20 our response should be an overwhelming desire to bring the hope of Christ to the lost. Let us not avoid the unpleasant warnings included in scripture but rather share them unflinchingly, always expounding on the importance of being found in Christ—free from condemnation and risen again to newness of life!
Who could have guessed, around this time last year, all that the future would hold? In much the same way, the events described in Revelation chapter 6 will come on a world unprepared. In this week's episode of "5 Minutes with Pastor Lutzer," Pastor again addresses the question of whether the pandemic is a direct result of God's judgment. We learn that nothing we see today compares to what is coming and the time is short to turn to Christ.
We don't have to look very far to see the terrible effects of sin around us. The natural world can be beautiful one day and wreak havoc and terror the next. Today, Pastor guides us through Romans 8, where we learn why creation groans, longing to be rescued from its sin-cursed state.
The final report of the sexual misconduct of the late Ravi Zacharias was released last week. Many of us knew the findings would be devastating due to a preliminary report issued several months ago, and even before that report, credible accounts started to surface about his personal lifestyle, rife with sexual dalliances. Reading the report makes us shake our heads in disbelief. How could someone who came across as brilliant, gifted, and credible lead a secret life of such utter slavery to sexual sin?
In today's episode, Pastor addresses a question he is very frequently asked—"are natural disasters and pandemics a direct judgment from God?" Join us as we consider the vital truths scripture offers regarding our present crisis.
We're continuing our study on "Pandemics, Plagues and Natural Disasters: What is God saying to us?" This week we take a look at two key lessons from scripture that God wants to teach us in a time of crisis.