Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Empty Stomachs, Empty Arms Part 1

January 10, 2013

It’s been said that if all the tears people ever cried could be gathered up, they would fill an ocean. Sorrow comes to all of us. Life has joys, but some think that joy is all life should have. But it’s through tears that we learn to depend on God for every breath, every bite of food, and every dollar in our wallets. Today we will focus on a story of famine and crisis, and how God met a woman’s needs.

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When tough times come, we’re all in the same boat, but not everyone reacts in the same way. How we react is crucial. Maintaining our trust in God’s provision is vital when we undergo the tests of famine and deprivation. Some fail the test, and try to avoid God’s intended pathway. God can be trusted, even when things look bleak. Today, Pastor Lutzer will remind us what to do in times of crisis.
January 9, 2013
When tough times come, God shakes us up to make sure we remember who our real provider is. He can sustain us through adversity when we accept the limitations that adversity brings. Downsizing may not be fun, but it may be necessary when the money dries up. But through this, God works to develop our character. Today we will study some key principles to hang onto when your crisis comes.
January 8, 2013
Is it ever right to lie to avoid a greater evil? That’s a choice one man faced who feared his wife would be taken from him. Abram would later become Abraham, but before God changed his name, Abram tried to escape famine by taking his family to Egypt. Genesis 12 tells the story of attempted deceit and its aftermath. For a time, the lie actually worked.
January 7, 2013
It’s instinctive to recoil from pain, whether it’s physical or emotional. But some pain in life is inevitable. And when others cause our conflicts, it’s hard to escape that pain. Something inside each of us cries out for justice. Today, we’re beginning a series to help us deal with the wrongs that others inflict.
January 4, 2013
A storm is coming, the storm of God’s judgment on America. We may be at the tipping point where judgment is inevitable. So how should we prepare for the tough times that loom on the horizon? Today we’ll learn from the book of Jeremiah as the prophet of Israel faces a rough ride along with those God is judging.
January 3, 2013
When God chooses to judge a nation, He has several methods at His disposal. One method is economic collapse: when the all of the debt comes crashing down. Society itself may break down if hyperinflation ruins our currencies. God can allow human greed to cause massive suffering. Today we will look more on how God can exact judgment on nations.
January 2, 2013
Decades of excess and living beyond our means have brought us to a time of economic crisis. Both believers and unbelievers have to live through the same conditions. Just as judgment fell on the whole of ancient Israel for idolatry during the time of Jeremiah, we too may face a time of judgment. In today’s message, let’s look at ourselves as if we’re living in the times of Jeremiah.
January 1, 2013
The days ahead may well be days of less money, fewer options, higher prices, and more uncertainty. For many, the comforts we have known may fade away into a tougher reality—no job, no insurance, perhaps a foreclosed home. How do we handle deprivation when all we have known is abundance? Today, we begin a series to prepare us for “such a time as this.”  
December 31, 2012
Your church 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 we should in order to face the daunting challenges of 2013.
December 28, 2012
Most of our choices do not affect world history. But sometimes, God puts us in situations where they can, and do. To save her people from extinction, Esther faced the risk of 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.”
December 27, 2012
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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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