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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Gift of Service, Part 4 of 4 (When the Spirit Has His Way)

August 26, 2013

There are all kinds of people in the body of Christ with all kinds of strengths and all kinds of weaknesses—and all kinds of needs to be met. That’s why the Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts on those who believe: to help each other. The gifts are as diverse as those who receive them. And, each one is critical if the body is to function as God intends.

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Some believers are reluctant to focus on the Holy Spirit because they think it means having to speak in tongues. This gift of the Spirit was prevalent at the birth of the church, and today its resurgence causes some to wonder if what we see now is the same thing that happened long ago. In today’s message, Pastor Lutzer takes a careful look into the Bible for clarity on what tongues are and what they’re not.  
August 23, 2013
Every believer has a gift they can use to serve the body of Christ. Some teach, some exhort, some serve, some manage. Our gifts may vary, but the Holy Spirit bestows at least one gift on each of God’s people. In today’s message, Pastor Lutzer will help us discern what our gift is.
August 22, 2013
Every Christian is indwelt with the Holy Spirit. Every believer is part of the Body of Christ: the Church. We’re created to function within the Body, and God, through His Holy Spirit, has given all of us gifts in order to do so.
August 21, 2013
When the Spirit has His way in a Christian’s life, their consciences become more tuned in to right and wrong. The process of becoming Christ-like involves a growing sensitivity to the Holy Spirit who wants to create in us the character of Jesus, so that sins that seemed insignificant suddenly seem big, and our desire to please God means more to us that pleasing ourselves. 
August 20, 2013
The Bible tells us that the devil loves to instigate anger because it’s destructive.  We’re told to not give the devil an opportunity. But did you know that the Holy Spirit can help us when anger seems the only alternative? In today’s message, learn more about becoming sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 
August 19, 2013
The Holy Spirit is very sensitive, that’s why He is usually depicted as a gentle dove. He will not force Himself upon us so we must become attuned to Him so that we don’t grieve Him. Because when we grieve the Spirit of God, it makes it difficult for Him to bless us.
August 16, 2013
Believers in Christ are sealed by the Holy Spirit, and that seal is a down-payment on the eternal life yet to come. As God’s property, we’re on the road toward a future kingdom, and the Holy Spirit makes this real to all who are born again.  But don’t assume that you have the seal of the Spirit. Make sure that you do. Today’s message tells you how you can be sure.
August 15, 2013
As believers in Christ, we know we’re in God’s hands and that we’ll make it to the very end. God has sealed us with the Holy Spirit, and He’s the only one who can break that seal. So though life may be hard, there are no permanent tragedies. We belong to the Almighty, and we belong to Him forever. 
August 14, 2013
When you get a letter in the mail, you’re always troubled when the envelope is not sealed. Sealed envelopes give us a certainty that whatever’s inside is genuine, and permanent. So what does it mean to be sealed by the Holy Spirit? 
August 13, 2013
Moral purity is not easy, especially since our tendency (and our culture) tells us to gratify our desires. People will defend poor moral choices with a thousand excuses. But believers in Christ have the Holy Spirit, and if we follow His leading, He’ll convict us when our thoughts turn where they shouldn’t.
August 12, 2013
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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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