Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Loving the World, Loving God Part 3

October 18, 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.

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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
In any battle, there can be no victory without a good strategy. This is really true in the war between the media and our hearts. Pastor Lutzer is giving us proactive steps we can take to break the stranglehold the media has on us. Today, we find three such steps in the fourth chapter of the book of James, steps we must take if we want to be free from the seductive siren call of the internet.
October 14, 2013
Every fisherman knows that a fish cannot resist a worm on a hook. That tempting morsel brings the fish to his own doom. Just so, all of us have worms on hooks we find hard to resist. Desire, especially sexual desire, can lure us to do things we know are wrong. Our hearts can be swayed away from God unless we take steps to prevent it.  
October 11, 2013
Imagine yourself in a boat that is safe and dry. Across the pond another boat is leaking and sinking. You may think you are okay. In contrast to this, in terms of moral temptation, we are all in the same boat. Whether in the church or not, all of us as humans are prone to moral sins, and the media makes such sinning easy.
October 10, 2013
Jeremiah the prophet surveyed the wickedness of his day and lamented, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick, who can understand it?” In this internet age it’s no surprise that immorality is rampant, since we are predisposed to evil in the first place. How should Christians protect themselves from the media onslaught shouting from their computers and TV screens?
October 9, 2013
Never before has the believer in Christ faced the onslaught of moral temptation that faces everyone who clicks with a mouse. The Word of God is replete with warnings to avoid places that put us at risk of moral failure. In times past, that meant “don’t buy a pornographic magazine.” Now it means “don’t go to an explicit website.” The forces of evil want your heart, and today, we learn more about this battle.
October 8, 2013
It has been said that America will fall, not by the guns of its enemies, but by the moral rot of its citizens. The media is one reason why. The more “online” we become, the more exposed we are to powerful forces determined to make us addicts to moral perversity and the occult. The danger is very real and the evidence is everywhere.
October 7, 2013
A runner knows that the pain he feels will cease when the race is over. The hurt will not last forever. This gives him hope. A Christian knows that the pain of this life will end when Christ returns to Earth. That certainty enables us to withstand persecution, deprivation, and even death itself.
October 4, 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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