Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Secret Giving, Part 4 of 4

January 5, 2012
Even for a Christian, the old nature is a powerful enemy. In our sinful flesh we want to take the credit for giving a gift. Meanwhile, God wants us to give our gifts in secret, so only He knows who did what. That way we cannot flaunt our donations as badges of honor. We must learn to give to others so as to please God first and foremost.

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“….the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil...” the Bible’s words ring true even for Christians. Money can be our idol and we can be its worshippers. God wants to break money’s stranglehold on our hearts, and the key is giving in secret. Today we will seek to find the right motives and methods to do just that.
January 4, 2012
There is one thing Jesus really disapproved of. He told His followers to not give money so as to be seen by others. God wants our giving to be a secret we keep with Him. After all, God, not the IRS, keeps the ultimate books. It is one thing to give when others can see your generosity. Today we will examine our motives for giving when no one is watching.
January 3, 2012
Good friends can keep secrets. In fact, one test of a relationship is how much you can trust someone to keep a confidence. Our ultimate confidence is in God, with Whom we can safely entrust any secret. In fact, there are four secrets He wants us to share with Him, with life-changing results.
January 2, 2012
Your church needs you…it needs you out on life’s racetrack, running alongside the other members to get the job done together. The challenge for the new year is “get involved.” That’s what Esther did at a crucial point in the history of the Jewish people. She got involved even at great personal risk, as must we to face the daunting challenges of 2011.
December 31, 2010
Most of our choices don’t affect world history. But sometimes God puts us in situations where they can, and do. To save her people from extinction, Esther faced possible execution to beg the king of Persia to rescind a royal edict. She did not try to “pass the buck.” She knew that, at that key moment, “the buck stopped here.” With us.
December 30, 2010
At year-end, we’re all conscious of the passing of time. We wish we had more, but the sand keeps running through the hourglass. At crucial times, great leaders arise, often from common roots. They find themselves at the vortexes of history, and are called upon to make momentous choices. Today we learn about one such leader, a woman named Esther.
December 29, 2010
The week after Christmas: another dash to the mall exchanging gifts for better gifts. But there were no malls in Bethlehem long ago; no lights, no friends. Indeed, Christmas had a humble beginning. This is a special edition of Running to Win....helping us understand what the real cost of Christmas was, especially for Mary the mother of Jesus.
December 28, 2010
December 25 was not Jesus’ actual birthday, but it’s the date set aside long ago for us to honor that birth. For Mary His mother, that birth began a long period of pain and sorrow, a personal toll we seldom consider during this time of year. This is a special edition of Running to Win....helping us understand the real cost of Christmas.
December 27, 2010
Tomorrow we celebrate the central event in human history...the coming of Jesus Christ to live among us. But while Christians can now enjoy the benefits of the Savior’s birth, life, death and resurrection, there was one person who felt great pain when He came. This is a special Christmas Eve edition of Running to Win....helping us understand the real cost of Christmas to the mother who had to later watch her son be put to death.
December 24, 2010
We can be so deep in bondage to sin that we don’t even realize it.  That’s why we need the truth to set us free. Jesus not only knows the truth, He is the truth, and He wants to set you free from being a slave to sin. That’s the great liberation we all need, made possible only because God the Father sent the gift of His Son into the world. Please stay with us.
December 23, 2010
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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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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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