Is there any hope for a marriage that begins badly? Can God bless a bad decision about marriage? In the second of this mini-series (Eps. 138-142), discover why we can be sure that God doesn’t leave us alone even after an impulsive decision.
How do you avoid “buyer’s remorse” in a marriage relationship? What’s your standard by which to discern good character? In the first of this mini-series (Ep.138-142), Pastor Lutzer counsels us to watch out for 4 red flags in a potential spouse.
Have you ever felt trapped in the consequences of someone else's bad decision? Joshua and Caleb spent an additional 38 years in the wilderness because they were outnumbered by their faithless peers. What hope is there for us when we must reap what we did not sow? Join us for today's episode as we bring these difficult questions under the light of God's Word.
The people of ancient Israel were first-hand witnesses of their own divine rescue every step of the way. Regardless, when they arrived at the promised land, they responded with unbelief. God's discipline meant that entire generation would live out the rest of their lives in the wilderness. Was God finished with them? Would he forsake His wayward people and "start fresh" with the new generation? The answer we find in today's episode should leave us astounded with the grace of God. Join us.
Have you ever settled with a choice that was second-best? Perhaps you felt cornered and took "the easy way out." In today's episode we learn that even when we make second-best decisions, messes of our own making, and choices we wish we could take back, God still extends a loving hand to us in our neediness, offering to make our crooked path straight.
In this episode of "Making the Best of a Bad Decision," we draw a final lesson from Adam and Eve's terrible decision to rebel. We learn that we can never truly predict or control the consequences of our sin, but we are also confronted with the unthinkable depth of God's grace. He is always willing to redeem a bad decision that is surrendered to Him.
From the beginning, the inclination of sinful humanity has been to hide from God. When Adam and Eve realized their sin, the last thing they wanted was to be in God's righteous presence. But He was the only one who could address their shame and provide an ultimate solution, a promised descendant who would crush the enemy of their souls forever. Do you need to come out of hiding today and face the God who offers, in Himself, the solution to your greatest problem?
Today in our series, Pastor Lutzer examines what he calls "the anatomy of a bad decision" from the story of the fall in Genesis 3. From Adam and Eve's terrible choice to rebel against God, we learn much about our own hearts, and we learn how to apply this insight to escape destructive cycles of our own making.
These days we often talk about "pivoting" when the unexpected occurs. But is God subject to such a necessity? When He found Adam and Eve in the garden after their sin, did He have to pivot and rearrange His plans to account for it? In today's episode, Pastor Lutzer discusses the implications of our limited control over circumstances in light of God's limitless sovereignty.
Do you struggle to accept God's help when you feel that your problems are your own fault? Today, Pastor Lutzer starts a new series, entitled, "Making the Best of a Bad Decision." In it we learn that a bad decision, by God's grace, doesn't have to be the end of the story and no matter how many wrong paths you have taken, there is still a right one just up ahead.