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When we make bad decisions, we often sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.
Though some believe humanity is capable of morality and self-fulfillment without God, we all still have habitual sins. The Christian life is about the transformation of our character and our habits. Pastor Lutzer defines four aspects of what confession means biblically. What if we are truly changed in God’s presence? Get the book, How To Break A Stubborn Habit. Here are all of the ways that you can follow along with 5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer: On our Podcast via iTunes and Google Podcasts On our Facebook page On our YouTube channel Transcript: Welcome to “5 Minutes with Pastor … Read More >
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. Here are all of the ways that you can follow along with 5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer: On our Podcast via iTunes and Google Podcasts On our Facebook page On our YouTube channel Transcript: Welcome to “5 Minutes with Pastor Lutzer.” Thanks for joining me today as we continue the topic of marriage, specifically, “Making the Best … Read More >
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. Here are all of the ways that you can follow along with 5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer: On our Podcast via iTunes and Google Podcasts On our Facebook page On our YouTube channel Transcript: Welcome to “5 Minutes with … Read More >
Today’s Reading: Matthew 27:3-10Today’s Reference: 2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” Judas knew he’d done wrong—we always do, don’t we? So he brought the silver back to the chief priests and elders out of guilt. Notice that these men, who were so friendly when he could be of use to them, now said, “What’s that to us?” and sent him away still full of remorse. Judas responded to his sorrow in the wrong way. If all we do with our sin is grieve about it and … Read More >
On the night of Jesus’ betrayal, Peter boasted too much, prayed too little, acted too soon, followed too far, and thought too late.
David’s kingdom was in turmoil, yet he died believing in his God.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”—Psalm 30:5 It is noteworthy that the Word of God has much to say about weeping—about the matter of tears. You would be a very unusual person indeed if you had never shed a tear, because tears stain the faces of folk in every clime, in every age. There is a certain eloquence to tears. Nor are they necessarily an indication of weakness. Visualize, if you will, the iron Napoleon as he witnessed his seemingly interminable troops marching into the Prussian campaign. Sparkling emotion became liquid on his cheeks. … Read More >
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. Here are all of the ways that you can follow along with 5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer: On … Read More >
Failure: the Back Door to Success reveals a liberating truth: God uses even our sins and shortcomings in His perfect plan. As you read, you’ll be inspired to: Learn from … See More >