In this conversation, Michael and Pastor Lutzer discuss:
- Pastor Lutzer’s philosophy when preparing to teach
- How Scripture changes lives
- The importance of exposition and application for transformation
- God’s providence through a parking space
- Exposition: handling God’s Word in context.
- Seeking biblical exposition if your church doesn’t exposit scripture
- The Social Justice “Gospel” (and other things that aren’t the gospel)
- Revival, Church, and generosity in America
- Total, complete dependence on God
“When God sends revival, He does not bypass the church. He works through the church in brokenness and repentance to bring revival…It’s going to happen through God’s people.”
Books mentioned in the episode
About Pastor Erwin Lutzer
Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law.
A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on three radio programs that are heard on more than 1,000 outlets in the United States and around the world:
Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast;
Moody Church Hour—The Moody Church’s Sunday morning worship service;
Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943.
Dr. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: We Will Not Be Silenced, Pandemics Plagues and Natural Disasters, The Church In Babylon, Rescuing The Gospel, He Will Be The Preacher, The Cross In The Shadow Of The Crescent, One Minute After You Die, When A Nation Forgets God, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross.
He and his wife Rebecca have co-written the books: Life-Changing Bible Verses You Should Know and Jesus, Lover Of A Woman’s Soul.
His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including: Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He also leads tours to Israel and the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.
Dr. Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.