Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Preparing for the Day of Calamity Part 1

January 21, 2013

Many people watch the stock market like a hawk. Some get nervous when the price of gold drops. Money is something we all need, but one day the money we crave will be no more. One day, all transient things that give us security will vanish, and that is the day of final judgment. Then, what we are on the inside will be all that matters.

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The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. It’s powerful, and when we quote it, the devil is sent running. No temptation comes to us that we cannot handle.  The devil’s attempts to pull us off the track will fail if we are diligent to meditate in and memorize God’s Word. Today we will look at some final lessons we can apply from understanding how the Son of God dealt with our common enemy.
January 18, 2013
Sometimes we’re tempted to take the easy way out of a trial, even though we know that the easy way is not God’s way. A hungry and thirsty Jesus was offered all the kingdoms of the world if only He would worship Satan. We too sometimes see a quick solution to our crisis, and are tempted to dishonor God to meet legitimate needs.
January 17, 2013
At a point of great physical weakness in the desert, Jesus encountered Satan, who tempted Him to fall down in worship. Satan tempts all of God’s children, to get them to veer off the path God has set before them. The devil tries to trap us into thinking that sin is appealing and that its consequences are manageable.
January 16, 2013
Sometimes we find ourselves going directly from times of great blessing to times of great trial. That’s what happened to Jesus. He was led by God into the wilderness and found Himself tempted to sin by the devil. Hungry and thirsty, He was very vulnerable, but fought off Satan using solely the Word of God.
January 15, 2013
Wherever you look, mass media is always saying that having more is what life is all about—more money, a bigger house, and more luxurious vacations. Paradoxically, having less can actually be a greater blessing. Having less means depending on and reaching out to those around you because you have to. Family and community mean much more when tough times come. As you face your tough times, take some lessons from the life of a woman in the Old Testament.
January 14, 2013
The story of Ruth and Naomi is heart wrenching. Faced with calamity, Ruth begs Naomi to let her stay with her. The hard times of life can either make us bitter or they can lead us to reach out to others. Naomi and daughter-in-law Ruth traveled to Bethlehem, where a man named Boaz cared for Ruth and ultimately married her. Today we will learn more lessons from a woman of great faith.
January 11, 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.
January 10, 2013
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
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Many people spend more time planning for a vacation than preparing for eternity. Perhaps it doesn't seem real that we will still exist—fully conscious and alive—beyond the grave. But it's true, and it calls for careful consideration. In this updated edition of One Minute After You Die, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says. Can near-death experiences teach us anything about life after death? How can we prepare for our own final moment? With 700,000 copies in print, this bestselling work makes an encouraging gift for believers and a tasteful word of caution for the undecided. 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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