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Jonah tried to run away from God’s call to go to Nineveh, but God disciplined Jonah to bring him back into His will. God gave Jonah a second chance to obey, and through his message all of Nineveh repented of their sin. But the story of Jonah points to an …
God’s purposes will be fulfilled and He will take those whom He foreknew all the way to glory.
Paul was not looking for Jesus, but God took the initiative to save him.
“When the dead are counted, the number will be more than we can bear,” said Mayor Giuliani. And so it is, the number 5,500 is more than we can bear. Why did God not protect Washington and New York City? The same question was asked back in A.D. 410, when Aleric the Goth overpowered the guards at the Salarian Gate and trashed the City of Rome. The citizens were angry, and blamed the disaster on the God of the Christians. They insisted that their own pagan gods would have done a better job of defending the city … Read More >
The providence of God is both bitter and sweet.
Is it possible to know in this life where you will spend eternity? Many who expect to enter heaven will be disappointed, discovering too late that they were mistaken. In this series Pastor Lutzer explains grace and assurance, along with justification and the new birth. These messages are not simply …
We can’t watch a television special on the 2004 Sumatran Tsunami or 2005’s Hurricane Katrina without asking these questions: “Does God have a role to play in what happens in His world? Is He merely a bystander, or does He actually control the weather? Either way, can we trust a …
At times, the world around us seems to be falling apart. Earthquakes, suffering, famine, and global tragedies raise questions in our mind. Is God really in control? Why does He allow these things to happen? Every day people are confronted with such issues. These messages focus on God’s overall …
Does God involve Himself in the political affairs of humankind? Today, in part 3 of “God and the Nations” we seek an answer to this question from scripture and what we find there is at once a profound mystery and an enduring comfort. Here are all of the ways that you can follow along with 5 Minutes With Pastor Lutzer: On our Podcast via iTunes and Google Play On our Facebook page On our YouTube channel Transcript: Welcome to “5 Minutes with Pastor Lutzer.” Thanks so much for joining us today as we continue our discussion of “God and the Nations.” Today we … Read More >
“The question of why the tsunami happened is a geological question, not a theological question.” So said a Christian cleric when asked about the terrible disaster that has riveted our attention in recent weeks. Most of the Christians interviewed on television have tried to protect God’s reputation by putting distance between Him and the horrid suffering that we’ve seen so graphically. So, does God have ‘anything to do’ with natural disasters? We all agree that nature is fallen and as a result there are faults in the earth that cause earthquakes, and earthquakes cause tidal waves. So, the argument … Read More >