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To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172 Running the race of life is hard.But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, trusted pastor, Erwin Lutzer takes you on a journey into the Word to help you make it across the finish line.

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer


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    The Prodigal Who Came Home Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 25:02


    Even a loved and nurtured child can grow up to be a prodigal. When we are living in sin, we become lost in an illusion of control. In this message, we count the steps that take prodigals in the wrong direction. Jesus' story of the original prodigal can bring hope to anyone far from God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Prodigal Who DIdn't Come Home Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 25:05


    When a parent loses their moral influence, the effects are sobering. This was evident in King David's dysfunctional family. In this message, we heed five warnings from the life of his rebellious son, Absalom. For any parents of prodigals, what leads someone to return home in repentance? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Prodigal Who Didn't Come Home Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 25:02


    In many families, prodigals persist in their rebellion. Fueled by King David's sin and passivity, Absalom embodies a prodigal who goes against his father. In this message, we glean insights from Absalom's vengeful life. Even with our hardened hearts, can the Spirit lead prodigals home? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Power Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 25:05


    How do we experience God's transforming power to change us from the inside out? The Bible cuts to the core of our being, showing us who we are and who God is. In this message, we learn to attend to God's Word in two practical ways: confession and meditation. The Scriptures are alive and active, exposing and healing us.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Power Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 25:05


    In an uncertain world, the Bible is alive and active. But there are many people, even Christians, who don't see this power because they don't access it by engaging with God's Word. In this message from Psalm 19 and Hebrews 4, we discover the character and power of God's Word. Let's discover the most personal reason to trust the Bible.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Canon Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 25:02


    Why does the Catholic church have some additional books not found in the Protestant Bible? This and many other questions surround the origin of the Scriptures. In this message, we affirm why the Bible alone is the basis for our faith and practice. God superintended the process to reveal Himself to us.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Canon Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 25:05


    Where did the Bible originate? Many question how we know which books should be accepted as qualified Scripture. In this message, we're introduced to God's providence in preserving the Scriptures throughout the ages. It was not merely dictated or constructed by humans. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Creation And The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 25:02


    Our minds cannot grasp the immensity of the universe, let alone explain its origin. Creation displays the glory of God. In this message, we identify two necessary attributes of a Creator God. Could the same God, who created the universe in all its intricacy, care enough to reach down to us?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Creation And The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 25:05


    Despite the evidence, many scientists reject a divine hand in creation. Yet natural processes cannot spontaneously exist, and chance is not orderly. In this message, we consider the precision and accuracy of God's creation of an inhabitable earth. We were created by God for His pleasure. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Christ Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 25:05


    Many who doubt the Scriptures need to deal with the Christ who had no doubts about them. We must either believe Him or reject what He says and the Bible He quotes. In this message, we're invited to grow in our confidence of the Scriptures. We need somebody who has the qualifications to speak on behalf of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Christ Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 25:02


    Although modern scholars try to discredit Jesus, few say He had ill intent. Many look to Him as a good moral teacher, so His opinion of the Bible should at least be worth considering. In this message, we find three examples of Jesus' belief in the historicity and ethical claims of the Old Testament. If Jesus held up the Scriptures as truth, we are faced with a choice. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Predictions Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 25:05


    Most so-called prophets bathe their predictions in mystery and allegory. In clear language, the Bible predicts specifics and details hundreds of years before events take place. In this message, we explore how predicted events in the Old Testament came to be fact. Will we believe if we're convinced otherwise? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Predictions Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 25:02


    Many question whether the Bible's prophesies are precise. Throughout Scripture, God contrasts His knowledge with false teachers and spiritists. In this message from Isaiah 44, we delve into what makes a prophesy trustworthy. The Bible's fulfilled prophesies comfort us with more fulfillments yet to come.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Reliability Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 25:05


    How important is it that we know the Scriptures are a reliable? The Bible makes claims about both history and spiritual truth. In this message, we explore why we can trust God's Word and the gospel we proclaim. Ultimately, faith in God is a work of the Spirit, not empirical evidence. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Reliability Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 25:05


    Since the Bible is under perennial attack for its accuracy, just how reliable is it? From creation to the flood, the Bible is accurate in its geography and history. In this message, we look at two instances from the Old and New Testaments where archeology has helped us confirm the Scriptures. For those who are closed to belief, there will never be enough evidence. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Claims Of The Bible Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 25:02


    The Bible was written by 40 authors over some 1600 years. If the Bible is truly God-breathed, it is completely without error in all it asserts. In this message, we tour examples of the Bible's accuracy in the Old Testament, revealing that it is God's Word. Can we trust the Bible's own testimony about itself?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Claims Of The Bible Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 25:05


    The Bible was written by 40 authors over some 1600 years. If the Bible is truly God-breathed, it is completely without error in all it asserts. In this message, we tour examples of the Bible's accuracy in the Old Testament, revealing that it is God's Word. Can we trust the Bible's own testimony about itself?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    When God Speaks Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 25:02


    Is the Bible a purely human book with grammatical issues and inconsistencies? Skeptics point to errors in the Bible as a reason not to believe. In this message, we evaluate three observations about the consistency of the Bible. Let's seek some explanations rather than shying away from our doubts and questions.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    When God Speaks Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 25:05


    Christianity claims to be a revealed religion. If God never revealed Himself, we wouldn't know what happens after death, the difference between right and wrong, or where we came from. In this message from 2 Peter 1, we analyze the consistency of the Bible. The Bible shines light on areas we could never discover without God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    God, Yes, But Why Jesus? Part 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 25:05


    Jesus is the only way to God. If we testify to that, we will be ignored at best or hated at worst because Jesus leads to an inescapable decision. In this message, Pastor Lutzer shares two practical stories of witnessing about the only qualified Savior, Jesus. What price are we willing to pay to witness for Christ? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    God, Yes, But Why Jesus? Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 25:02


    In today's world, “tolerance” is heard everywhere. But Christians must be ready and able to lovingly point people to Jesus—the only way to the Father. In this message from John 14, we define three characteristics of truth: universality, consistency, and objectivity. Without that truth there is no knowing, and without that life there is no living. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    God, Yes, But Why Jesus? Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 25:05


    As we compare Buddhism, Islam, and New Age Spirituality with Jesus, what sets Him apart? Some admire Jesus but have never accepted Him. In this message, Pastor Lutzer invites us on a journey to find a sinless Savior. Finding out the truth about our spiritual condition and its remedy must be our number one priority.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    God, Yes, But Why Jesus? Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 25:02


    Many are into spirituality but are often offended by absolute truth claims. While some think all religions are equal and scoff at evangelism, Jesus stands alone. In this message from John 1, Jesus has three credentials that qualify Him: His deity, His humanity, and His ability to save. God has revealed Himself in the flesh. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Just Let God Lead Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 25:05


    Believers want to know what lies ahead in the plan of God. God's will is unfolded as a series of small events that ultimately take us where He wants us to go. In this message, our paths will be made clearer through the light from God's Word. It's time we let Him guide by asking, seeking, and knocking.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Just Let God Lead Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 25:05


    How do we make major life decisions? It's crucial to allow God to order our steps in the uncertain weeks and months ahead. In this message, we build a foundation for decision-making through five presuppositions about God's will from Scripture. We can trust Him with our future in our marital, vocational, or medical choices. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Finding God In A Tight Place Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 25:02


    When we think we can handle the hard times, that's precisely when we need to give everything to God. While enslaved in Egypt, the Israelites had to acknowledge their own rebellion against God. In this message, we glean key lessons for hard times. When the pressure mounts, are we ready to yield to the Lord?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Finding God In A Tight Place Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 25:05


    When our world crashes down, we can be sure God has us there by divine appointment. The Israelites faced brutal oppression as slaves, crying out to God in desperation. In this message, we join a five-point curriculum to face hard times. God won't waste any of our trials.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Finding God In Your Desert Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 25:02


    It's easy to trust God in success but difficult to trust Him in the desert. With all of Moses' fears and insecurities, God met him at the burning bush. In this message, we follow three lessons that prepare our hearts for God's plan. Could a desert be exactly where God wants us to be?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Finding God In Your Desert Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 25:05


    Whether we've lost a job, a home, or any kind of hope, we know life is hard. Even Moses's life confirmed this while he was on the run, living in a desert. In this message, we walk through three deeper lessons from the wilderness: servanthood, trust, and obedience. What do we do when life is hard and our options are few? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Lots Of Space, But No Room Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 25:05


    From before all time, God chose to create our world where the drama of good and evil, justice and injustice, would be played out. Within that context of fallen humanity, Jesus left His home to reconcile us to Himself. In this message, we marvel at God's plan. Is there room in our lives for Jesus? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Lots Of Space, But No Room Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 25:02


    Christmas is a special time of the year, but why do we celebrate the holiday in the first place? Before anything existed, God unfolded a plan to save us. In this message, we reflect upon why the Word was made flesh. Let's consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from far away and a time long ago. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Freedom Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 25:05


    People in deep bondage are often under the illusion that they are free. When Jesus told the religious leaders that they needed deliverance, they couldn't accept it. In this message, we find the spiritual power to live like children of God, not religious slaves. The truth is, Jesus was born to set us free. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Freedom Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 25:02


    None of us would like to admit we've been enslaved. Yet we can be in spiritual bondage to our sin or even to our religiosity. In this message, we take a fact-finding trip about the truth that sets people free. As the angel said to Mary, that's why Jesus came: to save His people from their sins. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Love Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 25:05


    The love of God is a difficult teaching to believe. It seems to be so contrary to everything we know or experience in this fallen world. In this message, we view the love of God from three unique vantage points. Amid devastation and unanswered questions, God's costly love is there.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Life Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 25:05


    Many who attend church like the Christmas music or the story of Jesus and what He's about. But do we really understand His purpose in coming to the Earth? In this message, we explore how life with God can start now for each of us personally. The life He offers to those who believe is an eternal one.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Life Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 25:02


    We live in a society obsessed with good health and a long life. But every person who has ever lived or is alive today has an eternal destiny. In this message, we explore three aspects of God's eternal life, which He's revealed in Jesus. Are we prepared to meet God on His terms?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Light Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 25:05


    The light of Christ in a believer's heart shines through us every day. But God's light is not always comfortable because He often exposes what we try to hide in the darkness. In this message, we take away two transforming lessons for daily fellowship with God. How can we be healed from our darkest secrets?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Jesus, The Gift Of Light Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 25:02


    At Christmas, a season of joy, many get caught up in the dark desires of materialism. The Bible contrasts Satan's realm of darkness with Jesus' realm of light—light we can fully access. In this message, we find five necessary characteristics of light. Only Jesus can give us the light of true life.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    When Others Won't Forgive You Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 25:05


    Seeking revenge is a natural reaction when we're offended. But God's Word commands us not to take vengeance into our own hands. In this message, we prepare to respond to injustices and conflict. How do we know when to let go of a grievance or when to confront others about it? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    When Others Won't Forgive You Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 25:05


    Sin always breaks human relationships. Resolving conflicts with others can be as painful as it is necessary. In this message, we hear practical counsel on reconciliation—making things right with God and others. What does it take for trust and respect to be restored after a destructive conflict? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Reconciling With Those You've Hurt Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 25:02


    Many of us dread facing friends or relatives because of those who've hurt us or those we've hurt. But there can be no reconciliation without admitting the wrongdoing. In this message, we ponder three principles of reconciliation from Matthew 18. How can God heal our relational conflicts? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Reconciling With Those You've Hurt Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 25:05


    Sin divides, but grace always unites. Why should we seek forgiveness from those we've hurt? In this message, we find reasons why reconciliation should be our highest priority and why it often seems impossible. As we explore these biblical principles, we'll find wisdom for our messy situations.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    So, You've Done It Again Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 25:02


    We can't change what's happened in the past. Each day, we have a choice to sow more seeds to the flesh or to the Spirit. In this message, we discover three principles to cut sin at the root and experience lasting change. Though the lessons are hard, we can cultivate a passion for Christ rather than for sin.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    So, You've Done It Again Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 25:05


    Addiction is a blinding absorption to sin. For many of us, there's no way out of the cycle of sin, forgiveness, restoration, and back again. In this message, we hear three laws of sowing and reaping in the flesh or the Spirit. Is there any hope that we can break the ruthless pattern of addiction?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    What God Does With Forgiven Sin Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 25:05


    How do we overcome the weight of constantly reliving the same sin? It seems we can't bear to face God with the same besetting sin. In this message, we observe two truths about God's covering and our repentance. For all who fear their sins will never be forgotten, there is hope. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    What God Does With Forgiven Sin Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 25:02


    Despite the world's methods of guilt management, there's no way to fully cleanse our consciences. We know deep down that the price for all sin and guilt must be paid. In this message, we see four displays of God's forgiveness. Can we be free of the guilt haunting us even after we've asked God to forgive us?  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Guilt You Can't Wish Away Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 25:05


    Many of us carry a low-grade sense of self-hatred and disdain from our guilt. How do we distinguish between conviction and condemnation? In this message, we find four keys that unlock our prison of guilt. Even when guilt looms over us, God's forgiveness declares freedom.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Guilt You Can't Wish Away Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 25:02


    Society has no answers for the paralyzing burden of guilt many people carry. Beset by a crushing load, they face each new day with yesterday's emotional baggage. In this message from Zechariah 3, we meet three participants in a combat with the devil as he stands accusing us before God. Only God has the answer and the ability to remove guilt from us.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Waiting Father Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 25:05


    When we sin greatly, many of us flee from God. Sin takes us where we really don't want to go, leaving us alone and destitute. In this message, we realize two lessons from the waiting Father and his wayward prodigals. Despite any reluctance we feel, why don't we run to God in the first place? To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    The Waiting Father Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 25:05


    Can we sin too greatly to receive God's forgiveness? In this message from Luke 15, we see snapshots from the prodigal son's downward journey to the far country. Repairing sin's damage means reestablishing contact with our Father God and rebuilding relationships. As it's been said, “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

    Why Thanksgiving Changes Everything Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 25:02


    Why are believers in Jesus Christ told to “give thanks in everything”? Some wonder if this means we're to be thankful for calamity. In this message, we sharpen our focus on why we can, and must, be thankful. Let's discover why and how we can rejoice no matter the circumstances.  To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/172/29

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