Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

An Extraordinary Ascension #1 of 3

March 27, 2009
Believers who run the race of the Christian life don't run alone. Christ ascended to bring many sons and daughters to glory. His ascension was "step one" in creating the church...the body of Christ on the earth, left here to bear witness to Him until His return. Only a few saw Jesus rise into the sky, but a multitude no one can number will see Him return.

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He came as a babe in poverty. He left earth in triumphant glory. And His departure foretells the power of His return. We who run the race of the Christian life know that Jesus is sitting even now at God's right hand. And His ascension into heaven opened its gates for us. Why is the ascension important? Surprisingly, it was the key to founding the church: the body of Christ.
March 26, 2009
Of all the religious founders who've ever lived, only one is still living. Only one has opened the door to heaven. We who run the race of the Christian life owe everything to a risen Christ. His tomb is empty. No other past guru or prophet can say that...their bones prove they're still dead. Jesus is alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father, waiting to return in glory to this earth.
March 25, 2009
We all know the Olympic games began in ancient Greece. We know that they involved runners, and races. But how do we know that? Because historical writings tell us so. The same is true of Jesus and His resurrection...there is massive evidence that says He rose from the dead. Though naysayers may come and go, Christ's resurrection is as certain as any event in history.
March 24, 2009
If there's one thing ancient Rome was good at, it was executions. They had a perfect record: no one they killed ever lived again. That is, until Jesus made the comeback of all time. When God raised Him from the dead, Christ was triumphant over death itself. And His resurrection guarantees that those who believe in him will one day rise as well.
March 23, 2009
In The Passion of the Christ, millions worldwide saw the brutal price paid by an innocent man to purchase salvation. The film's critics focused on who got blamed for killing Jesus. But believers understand that it was their hands holding the nails that were pounded into the Savior. Today: why the cross is the defining moment, not just for Jesus, but for the entire human race.
March 20, 2009
For athletes, the greatest moments of life are defined by victories in the arena, at the playing field or on the racetrack. But Christ's defining moment was a cruel death on the cross. For those who believe, that death bought forgiveness of sins. And for that, we must be eternally grateful. Today: we'll begin to experience the horrific price paid for our salvation.
March 19, 2009
Some athletes loom larger than life. Their personas transcend their sports prowess, and make them cultural icons. Genuine authority flows from within, no matter who you are. Jesus Christ had a unique authority, an authority we feel even today, two thousand years down the road. How can He still command such devotion?
March 18, 2009
Some celebrity athletes talk big, but when their performance lags behind their egos, they're not taken seriously anymore. Real authority flows from who you are, not how loud you can talk. Jesus Christ had an authority unmatched by any man who has ever lived. Today: more evidence of an authority that demands our response.
March 17, 2009
When you size up any group of people, it's easy to tell who's in charge...there's something intangible about real leaders. In all of history, no one has ever projected the authority that Jesus had. People were either drawn to Him, or, they wanted to kill Him. For anyone confronting the real Jesus, there was, and still is, no middle ground, and today we'll see why.
March 16, 2009
In an Olympic race, you either win, or lose. Coming in fourth is like bringing up the rear. The same is true in the spiritual realm. All of us are either winning or losing eternally. And our relationships with Christ determine where those future ages will be spent. He made claims no other man has ever made, and backed them up with incontrovertible miracles. Stay with us.
March 13, 2009
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The King Is Coming
The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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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