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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Man Who Cradled God in His Arms #2 of 3

December 30, 2008
It was a moment of destiny. In Jerusalem's temple, Simeon holds the baby Jesus, and his life would never be the same. Now, some two thousand years later, we need to recognize what Simeon recognized...that Christ has authority over all mankind...and that our job is to heed His words: repent, and believe, because this baby determines the destiny of us all.

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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.

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Shortly after the birth of Christ, an old man had the experience of a lifetime. A young couple brought to him the infant Son of God. We who run life's race can scarcely imagine what went through the mind of Simeon, that righteous man in the temple at Jerusalem. His job was to perform a ceremony done for all newborn Jewish males. But this baby was different, and Simeon knew it.
December 29, 2008
Well, time to head back to the mall...to grab those after-Christmas bargains, and return those clothes that just don't fit. If our broadcast finds you making plans to race to the store, remember that the holiday has it roots in a far different culture at a different time and place. Listen today as Erwin Lutzer brings us down to earth with another view of Christmas.
December 26, 2008
At last the race to the stores is over. Today the kids attack their presents with that annual gleam in their eyes. For most of us, Christmas morning is a happy time as our families gather in the safety of our homes. But as you enjoy this day, 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 25, 2008
The day before Christmas and that last dash to the mall: for merchants, another frenzy of selling. But there were no malls in Bethlehem long ago; no lights, no friends. Indeed, Christmas had a humble beginning.
December 24, 2008
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.
December 23, 2008
In three days we'll celebrate the central event in human history...the coming of Jesus Christ to live among us. But while Christians now enjoy the benefits of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection, there was one person who felt great pain when He came.
December 22, 2008
One thing about the Bible: it does not mince words. Its authors do not sugar-coat the truth, even when that truth is unpleasant. When John wrote Revelation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he described the end times in vivid, and even gory detail. Today, we'll learn about the fate of those who defy the Lord Jesus Christ at the great battle that wraps up history as we know it. Stay with us.
December 19, 2008
Like brilliant facets of a diamond, there are many sides to Jesus Christ. He's both a loving teacher and a stern judge. His authority over every one who has ever lived is absolute, for He holds the keys of death itself. Only through Him can anyone enter into eternal life. The picture the Bible paints in its last book is one of a Jesus wielding the sword of God.
December 18, 2008
There's a stark contrast between the Jesus of the manger and the Jesus who will one day return in great power and glory. The eyes of the baby Jesus twinkled in the pale moonlight. The eyes of the coming Jesus are like flaming fire. Today, we turn our gaze into the future for a look at the Christ of supreme authority, the Christ who comes to judge the earth.
December 17, 2008
The real Jesus: He's much more than a good excuse to sell Christmas presents. He is the Lord of glory and the Lamb of God. And as that Lamb, He came to offer Himself as an atonement for the sins of all mankind. The real Jesus had a mission far beyond setting a good example. He came to transform people, not merely inspire them. And that took a supreme sacrifice.
December 16, 2008
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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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