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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Gift of Life #2 of 3

December 9, 2010
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, and many of them lead to dead ends. Today: more about the gift of life, the life only possible through the one who said, “I am the life.”

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Christmas fits right in with a “gimme” lifestyle: you know, “gimme this, gimme that.” Kids like lights, but they love gifts. Fortunately, God is a 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. Today: we’ll learn about gift number one. Please stay with us.
December 8, 2010
A bad choice can ruin your life, or the life of someone else. If that happens, you may ask yourself: am I out of options? The Apostle Paul did some terrible things before his Damascus Road experience with Jesus. In writing to his son in the faith Timothy, Paul recounts his bad decisions, and then tells of the boundless grace of God, a grace that can bring good out of bad.
December 7, 2010
When our bad choices result in harm to others, it may be only later that we realize what we’ve done. Then, what do we do? The Apostle Paul had persecuted the new church with zeal. He watched with glee as Stephen was stoned to death. Then came his conversion on the Damascus Road. How he later came to grips with his actions is our focus on today’s broadcast. Stay with us.
December 6, 2010
Sometimes our bad choices only affect us personally. But more often, they impact the lives of those around us. Bad decisions bring with them bad consequences, often in the lives of those close to us. How do we unravel the messes we make when not acting with God’s guidance? Or, messes we made before coming to Christ? Today: lessons from the Apostle Paul on handling messes like these.
December 3, 2010
The Bible warns us to guard our hearts, lest we turn away from the counsel of God. It’s very easy to rely on our own instincts. King Asa was faithful to God, except at the end of his life. Sadly, his finish line was marred by the consequences of a bad choice. Today: lessons we can take home from one man’s failure to conclude his race of life well. Please stay with us.
December 2, 2010
Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can understand it?” Yes, why fail at the finish line? At the end, King Asa’s long faithfulness to God crumbled. He chose to bribe a nearby King with the temple’s gold and silver. Politics can corrupt the best of men, and Asa was no exception. Today: judgment falls for making a really bad deal.
December 1, 2010
“….what a tangled web we weave when first we purpose to deceive….” Many people fear their secrets will one day be revealed. The webs we weave through deception entangle us with unintended consequences. Today: a story from the Bible of a faithful king who failed near his finish line, leaving Israel in a state of war.
November 30, 2010
God has many ways to persuade us to do what He wants done. For the prophet Jonah, it involved his environment. Jonah ran from God’s command to preach in Ninevah. But he could not outrun the long reach of God, who appointed several “persuaders” to bring Jonah to a place of submission: a great fish, a plant, a worm, and today, a scorching east wind.
November 29, 2010
When we come to a fork in the road, we have two choices. If we choose the wrong fork, we have to face the consequences. That’s what happened to Jonah, told by God to preach to people he did not like. His attempt to flee brought him to face the God of the second chance, the God whose will would ultimately be done. Today: lessons we can apply when coming to our forks in the road.
November 26, 2010
Obligations…we all have them. Some are like millstones around our necks, and we’d do anything to be free of the pressure. Today: a story of an obligation God gave to a prophet, and his amazing journey to avoid that obligation. Jonah was told to go preach to the people of Ninevah, and everything in him said “no way.” The lessons for all of us will soon be clear, so stay tuned.
November 25, 2010
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The King Is Coming
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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