Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Discernment, Discipline and Discipleship Part 2

October 29, 2013

When you have two oxen pulling a plow, you need both to work together. Otherwise, you cannot plow in a straight line. That is why the Bible says “don’t be unequally yoked together” in any binding relationships. There is a need for separation from the world, a separation that keeps us from being contaminated.

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There is no doubt. It’s a mess out there. The moral impurity in the media and on the internet is destroying a whole generation. Christians are torn. Either abandon a technology they can’t live without and become so isolated from culture as to have no impact on it at all, or, risk exposure to violence and sexual images on the internet while trying to engage the world they live in.
October 28, 2013
The grace of God is His unmerited favor, His bestowal of mercy on those who don’t deserve it. That includes all of us. No matter how far we have fallen, there is help and hope if we come to God in honest repentance, seeking His forgiveness and healing. Many who have been in deep moral sin now have this hope. Today, you will hear a testimony of one man who found that God’s grace was enough.
October 25, 2013
Many believers find themselves bound in moral sins—sins made easy by the internet’s anonymous access to pornography. So what will motivate any of us to point that mouse somewhere else in our private moments? Today we’ll look at the one bottom-line reality that will convince us to make right moral choices instead of following the slippery slope into sexual sin.  
October 24, 2013
Despite their best intentions, even Christians fall into sin. It’s easy with today’s media technology. When we fall, we’re tempted to give up, to let the world have its way. But the Bible offers a different path, the path of grace, the path God has provided for restoration and forgiveness, the path to wholeness and usefulness in His kingdom.
October 23, 2013
Christians, like everyone else, are drowning in a sea of moral impurity. It’s hard to use a computer without being exposed to it. Social pressure makes people text all day long. Social media is replacing real face-to-face communication. Our addiction to technology and the rapid breakdown in morality go hand in hand. Today, we will learn how the grace of God gives us a way out of this chaos.
October 22, 2013
The Bible gives us a stark choice: either we love God or we love a world-system opposed to all He stands for. Breaking free from the culture’s grip takes more than theory. It takes clear action-steps we can implement. Today, Pastor Lutzer gives us another action step to help us guard our hearts from what surrounds us—the evil now almost omnipresent in contemporary media.
October 21, 2013
It’s clear from the Bible that we face an either/or: either we love God or we love the world and its corrupt values. With technology now almost omnipresent, how should a believer renounce loving the world? Should we unplug from the internet permanently? Should we toss out our television sets? Today, another positive action step we can take in the ongoing battle for our hearts and minds.
October 18, 2013
In a world saturated in moral impurity, it’s hard to be unaffected. Your computer gives you email, but also easy access to evil. So do we toss out our PC’s, iPads, and smart phones? Is there a way to find a workable balance that protects us from sin but enables us in our daily lives? Today we’ll learn a few lessons from a book written long before word processing.
October 17, 2013
While some issues in life may lie in gray areas, others are black and white. One such issue is found in 1 John 2. John says, “If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”  For believers, loving God and the world at the same time is impossible. Today we will take a look at the great divide we all face as the media and internet assault us with their calls to impurity. Who are we going to love?
October 16, 2013
We have all had bad dreams. How freeing it is to wake up and realize that the horror we had been through was not real. Demonic powers use the internet’s ready access to evil lure computer users into bondage. Pastor Lutzer had a dream that he was in bondage, with no means of escape. His experience assured him that all of us must be very careful in our use of technology.
October 15, 2013
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About Running To Win 15 Minute Version

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 1998, this 15-minute program has provided a Godward focus. Today this program broadcasts internationally in seven languages.

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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