Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dodging Spears – Part 1 of 2

May 21, 2024

Narcissists are out to make sure they look better than anyone else. After David was anointed king, Saul wasn’t about to give his kingdom up for anything. In this message from 1 Samuel 10, Pastor Lutzer outlines five characteristics of destroyers like Saul. “Spear throwers” are willing to hurt anyone to keep up appearances.

Featured Offer

When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

Archives

Family feuds can run for centuries as generations nurse old grudges. But when Joseph was reunited with his brothers, he broke the cycle by refusing to retaliate. In this message, Pastor Lutzer explains five tests of Joseph’s conscience. Time does not heal family feuds—God does.
May 20, 2024
Conflict becomes a way of life—unless the cycle is broken. After Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, he had every right to give into bitterness. But in this message, Pastor Lutzer observes three deaths Joseph died: to his family, to his reputation, and to his friends. Joseph believed God had a purpose in everything.
May 17, 2024
God often humbles us to reconcile us to Himself—and to others. Only after Jacob encountered God was he ready to face his estranged brother. In this message, Pastor Lutzer outlines the steps we must take in a process of reconciliation. Are we willing to do whatever God expects of us to restore fellowship?
May 16, 2024
Inheritance issues can divide families permanently. Jacob, the younger brother, connived for the birthright of Esau, the older. In this message from Genesis, Pastor Lutzer tells of two incidents which caused division for these brothers for over twenty years. Where was God in the ultimate family dispute?
May 15, 2024
We are often defensive when someone approaches us. Cain allowed his anger and jealousy to override the counsel given to him, personally, by God—and killed his brother Abel. In this message, Pastor Lutzer will show us how to be sensitive toward God and toward others. Who could give us better advice than God?
May 14, 2024
Some people can inflict tremendous hurt without feeling any guilt. In the first family, Cain had no sorrow for killing his brother Abel, but was quite worried someone might kill him. In this message from Genesis 4, Pastor Lutzer reveals three underlying motivations for “destroyers.” These kinds of people play by a different set of rules.
May 13, 2024
Whether we’ve been wronged, or have wronged others, it can keep us from moving ahead spiritually. Reconciliation might seem impossible. In this message, Pastor Lutzer helps us recognize how unresolved offenses blind us. In the presence of God, we can bring Him our deepest offenses.
May 10, 2024
All of us have been offended at one time or another. Do we see that offense wherever we turn—bring it up constantly in conversation? In this message from Romans 12, Pastor Lutzer details the characteristics of the person who will not give an offense up. Jesus is willing and able to pull the deepest offenses out of us.
May 9, 2024
What does it mean to live passionately for Jesus? According to Pastor Erwin Lutzer, it includes doing good and suffering for it. In this message from 1 Peter 2, Pastor Lutzer invites us to act, believe, and sacrifice like Jesus—even in the face of injustice. As we commit ourselves to the Father, we are living like our Savior did.
May 8, 2024
What is our purpose for life on this planet? God’s call on our lives is connected to our role as the church to be witnesses of the Gospel. In this message from 1 Peter 2, Pastor Lutzer describes three practical ways we share God’s excellencies with the world. But we can’t share the gospel if we don’t have the integrity to back it up.
May 7, 2024
See More Episodes
Loading...
* A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
*
A
C
D
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
R
S
T
W
Y
Listen to Running To Win on
Amazon Echo
Learn How
Learn How

Featured Offer

When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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

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 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

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.

Contact Running To Win with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Mailing Address
Moody Church Media
1635 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60614
Toll-free Phone Number
1.800.215.5001 
Monday – Friday 
8:00am – 5:00pm CST

Fax Number
1.312.642.4904