Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

A Cry of Victory #2 of 3

March 29, 2010
Many people think they somehow have to earn their way into heaven. They don't realize how much that would cost. The penalty for sin has to be paid before anyone can enter God's holy presence. When Jesus cried out "it is finished," He was signaling to all who could hear Him that His imminent death would pay that debt...in full.

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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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It's a great joy to burn a mortgage. The bill is paid in full. The house is now yours...no one else can lay claim to it. When Jesus cried out, "It is finished," He was declaring the debt of sin "paid in full." These are words, not of despair, but of victory. And that victory means eternal life for those who believe, and receive Him.
March 26, 2010
It's a great paradox. The one Who said "I thirst" from the cross is the one Who says "if any man thirst, let Him come to Me." He paid the price that lets sinful man drink from the fountains of eternal life. Without Him, we face a terrible eternal thirst. Are you thirsting for life that will never end? If so, please listen, as we learn more about a cry from the cross.
March 25, 2010
The crucifixion of Christ was not an accident of history. The painful details of that awful day were foretold in Scripture. When Jesus said, "I thirst," He fulfilled the words of Psalm 69. In fact, Jesus fulfilled the words of many prophets spoken hundreds of years before He came, words that told of a sacrifice, a "wounding for our transgressions," all to bring us to God.
March 24, 2010
In just two words, Jesus proves His humanity as He hangs on the cross. Two words prove His sufferings were real. We hear Him say, "I thirst," not understanding how painful that thirst had to be. Today: we come to grips with the awful price Jesus paid to reconcile us with God the Father.
March 23, 2010
In this life, we will never understand the sufferings of Christ on Calvary, nor His pain when the Father forsook Him there. We hear Him say, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?" but we can't understand what it was like for the Son to lose fellowship with the Father. Today: some lessons we can understand from the fourth saying of Christ on the cross.
March 22, 2010
There are many mysteries in the Bible: mysteries we can never fully understand. One of them was uttered by Jesus on the cross; "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?" God turns His back on His only Son as the Lamb of God is slain. Today, we will describe the unthinkable mystery, and then try to comprehend it.
March 19, 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.
March 18, 2010
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
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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