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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Servant #2 of 3

December 21, 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.

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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
Well, there's only about two weeks of shopping till Christmas, and most of us just hope there's enough time left to get everything done.... If our broadcast finds you making plans to race to the store, remember this: the holiday has its roots in a far different culture at a very different time and place. Listen today as Erwin Lutzer brings us down to earth with another view of Christmas.
December 9, 2009
As Christmas approaches, all of us start running like never before. For many, Christmas has become a race of its own.... Buy those presents, decorate that tree, put those cards in the mail. And while you're on the move, take a few minutes with Erwin Lutzer, and consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from a place far away and a time long, long ago.
December 8, 2009
Evolution is, at best, an attempt to evade God's authority over what He's made. That attempt will always fail.... Once the arguments are over, one simple fact remains: there must have been a beginning. And only God could have made what exists out of the nothing that had to precede the something. Today, we visit Job for the last time, who, after hearing all the evidence, repents in dust and ashes.
December 7, 2009
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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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