Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

A Costly Faith, Part 1 of 2 (Strength For The Journey)

May 9, 2019

After backsliding in Egypt, Abraham returned to God. His renewed faith is seen during a dispute with his nephew Lot. Let’s learn from Abraham why we don’t have to manipulate circumstances. God has our lives in His hands.

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To save his skin, Abraham bent the truth and told Egypt’s Pharaoh that his wife was his sister. His journey of faith hit an early snag as he tried to out-maneuver the Egyptians rather than trust in God.
May 8, 2019
Abraham was chosen by God to leave the comforts of Ur and journey to a land he had never seen. His house became a tent, and he came face to face with challenges he had never expected. Abraham’s faith was tested repeatedly.
May 7, 2019
When God makes a unilateral promise, you can rely on it. God told Abraham that all the earth would be blessed through his posterity. But Abraham would only ever see that promise fulfilled through the eyes of faith.
May 6, 2019
Before there was a Bible, before the Old Testament was written, God called a man out of Ur and promised to make him into a great nation. Seeing that promise fulfilled required great faith. Abraham faced a lifelong journey of trust in God.
May 3, 2019
For many, silence is uncomfortable. We want sensory input to fill every waking moment. But the Bible tells us there are times to set it all aside, pursuing God in silence and waiting upon Him. It’s a crucial practice of submission in the life of a believer.
May 2, 2019
There are times when we must shut out the noises we’ve grown so accustomed to. Turn off the TV, and put down your smartphone. Draw near to God in the silence, and you’ll find that what remains is the still, small voice of God.
May 1, 2019
The worship of God has one firm prerequisite: We need to come with clean hearts. Then we can have genuine fellowship with God. Thankfully, the Bible tells us how to prepare our hearts for real worship.
April 30, 2019
Real worship is not about how it makes us feel. Genuine worship is ascribing worth to God—whether we feel like it or not. We need some straight talk about what worship really is, and why it takes discipline to worship God properly.
April 29, 2019
There’s a startling disconnect between the things the Apostle Paul prayed for, and the things most of us pray for. We focus on our physical needs, while God wants to change our motivations. In this message, we learn to pray for the things God wants by praying His word back to Him. 
April 26, 2019
“They that wait upon the Lord shall run, and not be weary…” We gain strength for life’s race by waiting on God through prayer, but only if we make prayer a priority. What does it look like to have a consistent, meaningful prayer life?  
April 25, 2019
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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.

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