Our holy God dwells not only in the high and holy places, but among us in our weakness. This week, Pastor Lutzer teaches on Isaiah 57:15.
"For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite." - Isaiah 57:15
Hi, this is Pastor Lutzer, wishing you a very blessed New Year!
When I was a little boy, I learned a little ditty that I think goes something like this: "The future lies before us, like a path of driven snow; be careful how you tread it, for every step will show." This is a wonderful opportunity for us to think in terms of the direction that we're going to go, the steps that we will leave behind.
Now if you've made New Year's resolutions, I can tell you (with probably a high degree of certainty) that ...
Welcome to "5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer," our exciting new program where Pastor Lutzer will be meeting with us every week to discuss the Bible and the Christian faith. Beginning on January 7, 2019, Pastor Lutzer will begin exploring the great and mysterious attributes of God, such as holiness, love, and jealousy. We’d love for you to join us!
This weekly program will go hand-in-hand with The Attributes of God Scripture Cards, a unique new resource from Moody Church Media. If you’d like to follow along with your own set of 52 Scripture cards, click here Attributes of God Cards ...
I have a friend who is a Christian, but he doesn't celebrate Christmas. No Christmas trees, no gifts, no Christmas carols! He is so sick and tired of the way in which Christmas has been commercialized that as far as he's concerned, he wants nothing to do with it!
There's a part of me that sympathizes with him. You know, I've been to Europe, for example; and there you can go to the "Christ-Mart," the Christmas market. And of course, it's wonderful to walk around and sip some apple cider and see all of the things that are available. But if you were ...
On Saturday evening, November 10, 2018, Pastor Lutzer was awarded an Emmy!
There is a story here.
Last year, the National Religious Broadcaster’s media network, NRBTV, partnered with Four:2 Media and Moody Church Media to produce a documentary celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The partners agreed that Pastor Lutzer’s book, Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Protestant Reformation, would be highlighted and that he would host and act as an Executive Producer on the program.
The documentary, A Call for Freedom, was submitted to the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Chapter and received five nominations ...
Today I stood at two historic places in American religious history. The first was in Northampton, Massachusetts, at the church of the 18th century evangelist Jonathan Edwards, who is known for his message, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
And the second was at the grave of the 19th century evangelist D.L. Moody, buried in Northfield, Massachusetts. Although these evangelists were very different, they both preached to large crowds the same Gospel of salvation from sin. Whole cities were affected through their faithful preaching.
Today, Edward’s church is an “affirming” church which long ...
Her name is Kourtney. I will tell her story in a moment.
First, however, I’d like to explain some theological matters about God’s relationship to those who are born with a disability or with limited giftedness and a perceived lack of physical beauty. What is God’s involvement, if any, in the way each of us was formed, our appearance, or who we would strive to become?
Many theologians seek to absolve God of all responsibility for the “mistakes of nature” by posing the argument that because of sin, nature is fallen. Therefore, God has a “hands off policy” about many ...
I am grieved at the way in which social media is being used (or rather misused) in today’s overheated and angry culture. Christians are falling into the snare of sniping at each other in ungodly ways, all “for the sake of truth.” I am reminded of Paul’s words in Galatians, “….through love serve one another … But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:13b, 15). Yes, we now have a platform where we can, if we wish, bite and devour others.
Recently, we returned from our tour to Israel with both exhilaration and sadness. Exhilaration, because God granted us the marvelous experience of reliving biblical events and walking quite literally “where Jesus walked.” What can compare to crossing Galilee on a boat and contemplating the ministry of Jesus, or visiting where He prayed at Gethsemane? But we also left with sadness because there are so many people in that storied land who do not know the Savior and simply do not understand “the day of their visitation.”