God not only causes us to be born again, but grants us the faith to respond in belief. This week, we study the attribute of God's great mercy from 1 Peter 1:3.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." -1 Peter 1:3
The moment we realize we have nothing to offer God is the moment we receive God's mercy and grace. This week, we begin our study on the mercy of God from Ephesians 2:4-5.
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved" - Ephesians 2:4-5
Without explanation, do you accept that even the evil in this world will eventually contribute to God’s glory? In this teaching, Pastor Lutzer explains to us the hope in the best possible world from Romans 16:27.
"To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen." - Romans 16:27
Do you trust in God’s manifold wisdom for your life or do you seek your own plan? The Bible tells us that God’s knowledge is so much greater than ours. This week, Pastor Lutzer encourages us from Ephesians 3:9-10.
"To bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in Gid, who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places." - Ephesians 3:9-10
The cross of Jesus for mankind's redemption was in God's mind from the beginning of time. This week, Pastor Lutzer encourages us from 1 Corinthians 1: 23-24.
"But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." - 1 Corinthians 1:23-24
You and I, the real you and I, are what we are when we stand before God’s presence. When we are faced with the presence of God, we discover the true depths of ourselves and are undone. This week, Pastor Lutzer speaks of God's holiness in Revelation 4:8.
"And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!'" - Revelation 4:8
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