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Why Good People Do Bad Things

And How God Can Help Us Do Better

Erwin W. Lutzer

Why do good people often act in such selfish, destructive, and evil ways? This series helps us face the truth about ourselves and then introduces us to the marvelous grace and mercy of God. Here we see our self-deceptions, our unwillingness to see our selfishness, and our uncanny ability to deny how we are perceived by others and by God. Here is hope for those who have denied their deep need for God’s intervention and grace.


Sermon 02

Deceived And Loving It

October 1, 2000

Self-deception: taking what God has said and redefining it so that we can live out the sinful desires of our hearts.

Sermon 03

The Curse And Cure Of Shame

October 8, 2000

Shame is the feeling that we’ve radically disappointed ourselves, our friends, and God.

Sermon 04

The Roots Of Rage

October 15, 2000

Every arrow—every attack on someone—is an arrow that pierces the heart of Jesus.

Sermon 05

The Father's Voice

October 22, 2000

We are healed when we think of ourselves as being one who is loved by God.

Sermon 06

Paths To Addiction

November 5, 2000

If you’re bound to sin, when it calls, you must answer.

Sermon 09

A Bad Man Made Good

November 26, 2000

Before Paul’s conversion, he tried to destroy the Church and approved of Stephen’s murder. No one can say, “I’m too bad to be saved.”

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