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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Gift of Liberty, Part 2 of 3 (Christ God's Gift at Christmas)

December 19, 2013

Real freedom is not doing whatever you want, whenever you want. Rather, it’s doing the will of God. That’s freedom without regrets. To run life’s race, we need to know where we’re going. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Freedom starts with truth, and truth is embodied in Jesus Christ. At Christmas we remember that Truth was born into the world, and that Truth can set us free.

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When Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free,” He made possible the ultimate kind of freedom. True freedom has its roots in truth, and Christ said “I am the truth.” For all among us trapped in addictions and oppression, Christ’s gift of liberty is ours to take.  
December 18, 2013
The prophet Isaiah wrote, “The Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Today, we’ll learn about the last of four great gifts God gave us in sending His Son to earth so long ago.   
December 17, 2013
At Christmas, we recall the light shining over Bethlehem and the birth of the One who brings light into our lives. The prophet Isaiah wrote “arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” He looked forward to the coming of Jesus, and we can now look back to that wondrous day when He was born into this world. 
December 16, 2013
The skies over Bethlehem had never before radiated this much glory. Massed angels brought the light of the noonday sun. As shepherds cowered in fear, the angels announced the light of the world. These days, darkness is everywhere, and that darkness seems to be increasing. 
December 13, 2013
God loved all of mankind enough to send the greatest gift of all. As we run the last mile of the Christmas race, let’s not forget the gift of God’s Son, without Whom there would be no Christmas. That gift was the ultimate expression of love: the best God could offer to an undeserving human race.  
December 12, 2013
We expend a lot of energy buying Christmas presents with traffic and parking hassles, and braving those big shopping crowds all for the joy of seeing a loved one open a gift.  God wants us to open His gift of love just as badly as we want our kids to open theirs.  That gift was offered first as a baby, but ultimately on a cross, that we might be reconciled to the Father.   
December 11, 2013
Two weeks before Christmas, many are rushing around trying to find final gifts for their loved ones.  As Christmas Day draws near, let’s pause to consider the great gift we ourselves have been given:  the gift of God’s Son. That gift comes in several parts, and today we’ll learn about another aspect of the Father’s incredible gift to the world. 
December 10, 2013
As a Christian, do you share your faith? We who have eternal life often forget the emptiness in those who don’t. Christmas is the ideal time to slow down life’s race long enough to share Christ with friends who need Him. Just as Jesus was born into the world, He wants to be born into the hearts of all who will receive Him.  
December 9, 2013
Will the real Jesus please stand up? Many people are confused at Christmas as to who Jesus really was and really is. The real Jesus gives eternal life, and only a spiritual connection with Him can impart that life to us. People search for meaning in all kinds of places, but all of them lead to a dead end except Jesus.
December 6, 2013
In this season of giving and receiving gifts, we must remember that God is the ultimate gift-giver.  As James says, He “gives to all liberally and without reproach.” This Christmas, we’ll find that in sending His Son to earth, God gave us four great gifts.  
December 5, 2013
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book 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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