Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Lost in a House of Mirrors Part 3

June 5, 2013

In order to keep from falling into denial and even deception, we need to use the Word of God as our mirror. That’s where we should go to find out who we are. Unlike a fun house mirror that distorts reality, the Word of God is unbent and will help us find a sense of identity.

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Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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Self-perception lies at the core of who we are and the way we behave. We look for mirrors on our walls to show us what we want to see. The result is self-delusion—and one answer as to why good people do bad things.
June 4, 2013
Why do good people often act in such selfish, destructive and evil ways? This series helps us face the truth about ourselves and then introduces us to the marvelous grace and mercy of God. Here we see our self-deceptions, our unwillingness to see our selfishness and our uncanny ability to deny how we are perceived by others and by God. Here is hope for those who have denied their deep need for God’s intervention and grace.
June 3, 2013
All of this life is a preparation for the one to come. For the believer, this finite life will give way to an eternal one, and what God has prepared for those who have trusted Christ is beyond imagination. Not only will sorrows and pain cease, but we’ll experience “joy inexpressible and full of glory.” This message gives us a last look at perhaps the most important part of the invisible world: a place called heaven.
May 31, 2013
Hollywood depicts heaven as pearly gates, clouds, harps, and wings everywhere, all on streets of gold. The impression is one of a resort, where you can have a good time. But the Bible’s picture of heaven is much richer. Here, the people of God will worship the One most worthy to be worshipped, and enjoy His presence forever. 
May 30, 2013
There are many palaces around the world that have ornate throne rooms for their royalty. Revelation 4 gives us a look into God’s throne room and what a room it is! The symbolic language can only give us a hint of the majesty of that most holy place—the place in the invisible world we most want to see.
May 29, 2013
We can’t see the life to come as clearly as we see what’s around us. But the Bible does give some tantalizing views of what’s ahead for a child of God. Once we have a grasp of the wonders that await us, making it through this life gets a lot easier. In today’s message, we peer across the great divide into the ultimate destiny for all who trust Christ.
May 28, 2013
An angel declared that Jesus would “save His people from their sins.” Since we can’t save ourselves, that’s really good news. If God didn’t reach out to us, we’d never find Him on our own. In Zechariah 3, the angel of the Lord spoke of clean garments for the high priest, foreshadowing the robe of Christ’s righteousness that admits us into heaven.
May 27, 2013
One of Satan’s favorite tactics is to whisper to Christians, “See, you sinned! You’re not worthy to get into heaven!” The truth Satan hides when he does this is that believers don’t stand on their own records. They stand on the merits of Jesus. This allows us to deal with the guilt that often paralyzes us. Knowing our place in Christ means we can tell Satan to get lost. 
May 24, 2013
When angels appear in the Bible, it’s often to bring a message from God. An angel told Mary that she would bear the Christ child. Angels spoke in the Old Testament as well. In today’s message, we’ll look at the crucial message that was brought by an angel in Zechariah 3.
May 23, 2013
A hymn-writer penned these words: “…clothed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.” The Bible tells us that when we become believers in Christ, we’re given new spiritual clothing. The righteousness of Jesus is wrapped around us, making us worthy to stand before a holy God. In today’s message, we’ll see an Old Testament preview of this wonderful truth.
May 22, 2013
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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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 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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