Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

A Cry of Anguish #1 of 3

March 18, 2010
Could more heart-rending words ever be spoken than these from the cross: "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" Jesus was abandoned by God the Father as the price of sin was paid in full. In this dark moment, Jesus uttered the fourth of the seven sayings from the cross, and today we'll try to understand what He meant.

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With His life, Jesus taught us how to live. In His death, He taught us how to sacrifice: others first, ourselves last. As Jesus committed His mother into John's care, He commissions us to care for those around us who have nowhere else to turn. Do you know anyone like this? Today: lessons from some of the last words of the dying Savior.
March 17, 2010
On the cross, Jesus committed His mother into the care of His disciple John. Even near death, He thought of others. Today we're considering the third saying of the crucified Christ: a cry of compassion. The scene is Skull Hill, where the Savior is about to breathe His last. Stay with us as we learn how to live for others even as our own lives are slipping away.
March 16, 2010
The pain Christ bore on the cross for you and me was immense. But there was someone else at that cross whose heart was breaking. As life slipped from His body, Jesus spoke to His mother, and gave the world an example to follow in caring for those we love. Stay with us as we meditate on His "Cry of Compassion."
March 15, 2010
They say there are no atheists in foxholes. When death is close, people know they need to be ready to face their Creator. While on His cross, Jesus granted forgiveness to a dying thief on a nearby cross...a man who believed Jesus when He said "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." Are you sure of your future after death? Today we will learn of the "Cry of Assurance."
March 12, 2010
There are seven sayings of Jesus on the cross...each laden with meaning, each opening a window into the heart of Christ. To a dying thief Jesus gave a cry of assurance: "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." If you wonder what your destiny will be after death, stay with us for insights on why these words might be the best news you will ever hear.
March 11, 2010
If anyone ever needed assurance of salvation, it was the thief on the cross next to that of Jesus. Death was just minutes away. To this new believer Jesus uttered: "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." Stay with us for insights on what these words meant for a thief back then, and for you and me in the here and now. Get set for some words of hope.
March 10, 2010
Jesus said "Father, forgive them" as He was being crucified. Some wonder: does this mean that everyone, everywhere is forgiven? We know from the Bible that the death of Christ on the cross provides an atonement for sin. Today: we'll explore who is covered by that atonement, and who it is that receives the forgiveness Jesus asked for.
March 9, 2010
On the cross, Jesus spoke seven times, and last words are important words. Today we'll hear "A Cry for Pardon." Under extreme duress, Jesus asks God to forgive His enemies. Ponder this question: how would you fare in similar circumstances? Today, more lessons from the heart of our dying Savior.
March 8, 2010
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." While dying, Jesus asks God to pardon His enemies. Extending forgiveness to someone who offends you is one thing. But forgiving your executioners is far different. Here the Son of God exhibits the heart of God in stark clarity. Can any of us comprehend this kind of compassion?
March 5, 2010
Hidden in the counsels of God are all the reasons why He sent Jesus to the cross. Christ's wounds paid a great debt, and the Bible associates those wounds with our healing in Isaiah chapter 53. Seeing such love, we stand in reverence, wonder, and worship. We long to know how we can rightly respond to a God who would go so far to restore us to Himself.
March 4, 2010
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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series 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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