Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Deliverer #2 of 3

December 24, 2009
The Jews of Jesus' day were enslaved by the Roman Empire, eager for anyone to deliver them from Caesar's yoke.... That's why some saw in Jesus the deliverer that had been foretold. They wanted a leader to overthrow Rome's tyranny. But Jesus had a larger deliverance to make: a deliverance from the power of sin. Today: we'll see Jesus from God's vantage point.

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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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In a Nazareth synagogue, Jesus opened a scroll of Isaiah the prophet and began to read. A hush fell over the audience.... He read of good news for the poor, freedom for prisoners, sight for the blind, and liberty for the oppressed, ending by saying "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears." Only the Son of God could say that.
December 23, 2009
Parking lots at the mall: they're full, even when the economy is bad. After all, it's Christmas...we've got to finish shopping... It's all so far from the way things were at the time of Christ. Through a simple, uncluttered life, He taught us by example how to serve one another. Today: we conclude our look at Christ the Servant as foreseen in the writings of Isaiah.
December 22, 2009
At Christmas, we share the joys of gift-giving and togetherness with family, "making merry," all because of Jesus. Jesus came in poverty that we might be rich. In fact, according to the prophecies of Isaiah, He came as a servant. Today: we continue our look at Christ the servant, the one whose life, death and resurrection make Christmas possible.
December 21, 2009
In general, kings do not perform the role of servants. They have a retinue of people whose sole job it is to serve the king. Jesus will return one day as King of Kings. However, in His first coming He was a servant to the will of God, giving His life to save His people from their sins. Today: we begin a look into three chapters of Isaiah, chapters revealing what kind of servant Jesus was.
December 18, 2009
Many people find Christmas discouraging. Perhaps they have no one to celebrate with...no one to give them a gift.... Let's let Isaiah the prophet lift our spirits by reminding us of the future reign of Christ the King on this earth. Indeed, the baby Jesus will be a baby no longer when his thousand-year reign of peace dispels the darkness of war and suffering.
December 17, 2009
Three wise men visited the young Jesus after His birth. We recall their famous trek when we sing the carol "We Three Kings." Kings in ancient times had almost absolute power. A person's life or death was in a ruler's hand. Nowadays, presidents and congresses come and go. Today: a look forward to a time of a real king really ruling: Jesus on this earth.
December 16, 2009
Americans have little use for kings. Kings have absolute rule...that's why we declared independence in 1776. Kings have a total claim on their subjects' lives, time, and taxes. We're not used to that these days...we see kings as relics of a bygone era. But today: we'll see why Christ is the long foretold King of Kings, and what that title means.
December 15, 2009
Only a week and a half to go...Christmas morning will mark the end of the annual race to the finish line. Then we can rest...until we take back the presents we don't like and put away all those decorations for yet another year. For now, pause with us as we consider the position God the Father has given Jesus His Son, the one for whom the holiday is named.
December 14, 2009
When light hits a diamond, the facets reflect brilliantly. We see flashes of color in the radiance of the pure white core.... Like a diamond, the purity of Jesus radiates in many facets as we behold His glory. Isaiah gave us names to describe these characteristics in the ninth chapter of his prophecy. Today: a look at the names ascribed to Christ, and what they mean.
December 11, 2009
Merchants: they're into gift-giving, and they all love Christmas. They depend on it for a huge portion of their annual sales. At the mall we're assailed by lights, trees, tinsel, ornaments, and all sorts of holiday cheer. What you won't find there is much reference to the Christ whose coming is the reason for the season. Today: we're set to rectify that imbalance.
December 10, 2009
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The Drama of Redemption
Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). 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 (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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