Running To Win 15 Minute Version

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness Part 3

November 19, 2013

Anyone who thinks that marriage is the magic door to happiness might want to note that half of all marriages fail today. The resulting carnage of divorce and shattered families leaves a trail of dysfunction for generations. God intended marriage to develop character, not just fulfill sensual desire. Those who opt out of their marriages miss many rewards.

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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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When she comes down the aisle, she is the picture of perfection. He is Prince Charming in a black tuxedo. On their wedding day, few starry-eyed couples realize the searchlight that their marriage will be in revealing the character flaws they both have.  Today we will discuss in more detail that happiness is not the main purpose of marriage.
November 18, 2013
Is marriage the way to happiness? There is good evidence in the Bible that marriage is designed more to develop character than to ensure a lifetime of bliss. When the rough times come – and they will – what are couples to learn from those experiences?
November 15, 2013
The central idea of the marriage vow is to commit completely and exclusively to your spouse. To violate this destroys the trust that a working marriage requires, as well as violating the commands of the God who designed marriage in the first place.
November 14, 2013
Many marriages are on shaky ground. Some see their mates like car models; trade them in when a better one comes along. The underlying issue is covetousness, wanting what you do not have. The Bible has clear directions for making marriages last, and today we will see why living a life of love, purity and honor is the only way to ensure a long and satisfying marriage.
November 13, 2013
When a young couple stands at the altar, all is love and the wedding vows come easily.  It is later that reality sets in. Inevitable conflicts arise, and the temptation to split up is great.  What is the glue that can bind two people together when the romance fades?  Today we will discuss the power of commitment, and why keeping our commitments can save our marriages and our families.
November 12, 2013
In the old days, it was said, “his word is as good as his bond.” A handshake and a promise was all it took to seal the deal. These days, when a marriage breaks up, we have prenuptial agreements to divvy up the loot.  Few take seriously the covenant they enter into when they tie the knot and exchange the rings. Today, Pastor Lutzer explains why marriage, in God’s eyes, is a lifetime deal no matter what.
November 11, 2013
Commitment is a fast-fading part of modern marriage, where “irreconcilable differences” mean divorce is around the corner. While there were differences between Wanda and Gustav Lutzer, they were never irreconcilable. Their marriage lasted 76 years, when Gustav passed away at age 106. On today’s broadcast, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, their fifth child, will tell of their commitment.
November 8, 2013
Even among Christians, a marriage today has 50-50 odds of succeeding.  Couples often split up when the going gets tough. Wanda and Gustav Lutzer bucked the trend by celebrating 76 years of marriage. Their fifth child is Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who tells their story on today’s program, listing five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.
November 7, 2013
In the ongoing battle for our hearts, the bad guys seem to be winning. The media and our computers are paving the way. Every one of us is susceptible to moral sin. Since all of us have access to the internet, we are more susceptible than ever. Our entire culture is sinking into a pit of moral decay. The issue is serious and demands a radical solution.
November 5, 2013
The Biblical standard for sexual morality is very high, so high that many people think it is unattainable. The Sermon on the Mount gives us the ideal in morality: a deep, heartfelt desire to do the will of God and to renounce sin. The bottom line? None of us can keep this standard on our own. We need the kind of help Jesus provides as our Savior and Redeemer.
November 4, 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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