Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Brothers at War #2 of 3

May 27, 2009
It would be nice if all disputes could be resolved, all conflicts reconciled. In the real world, that's not always possible. In some cases, resolution is not an option, and we have to cut all ties with those causing our conflict. Sometimes, we have to shut the door and set the deadbolt. Today: guidance from the life of Jacob on when and where to bar the gate.

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Eliphaz told Job, "Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." And trouble is what two brothers had. Jacob and Esau are classic examples of how different two children can be. Like in any family, conflict was almost inevitable. Jacob the younger connived the birthright of Esau the elder, and the lifelong battle began. Today: lessons from the family of Isaac.
May 26, 2009
We all recoil from stories of killers who slay without conscience or remorse, and then complain if they're not treated properly. In their twisted minds, these people have a double standard of behavior. They're like Cain of old, who had no sorrow for killing Abel, but was quite worried that someone might kill him. Today: understanding the mind of the self-absorbed.
May 25, 2009
Whether it's fair or not, most families have a favorite son or daughter. In the eyes of siblings, the favorite gets all the breaks. Cain thought Abel got all the breaks. When God approved of Abel's sacrifice, and rejected Cain's, deep seeds of jealousy were sown, later reaped in a harvest of vengeance and murder. Today: more on the tragic life of Cain, who typifies many who feel rejected.
May 22, 2009
Ever met a destroyer...someone who can inflict tremendous hurt without feeling any guilt? Sadly, destroyers are everywhere. They're really tuned in to their own pain, but are incapable of caring whether their victims are in pain or not. Destroyers are nothing new...in fact, the first destroyer was born into mankind's first family. Today: we'll learn what motivates destroyers.
May 21, 2009
Trying to predict all the effects of being offended is like predicting where all the waves will go when you toss a rock into a pond. When we react to an offense, some collateral damage is very likely. Today: join us for an eye-opening look into the unintended consequences of harboring an offense rather than seeking reconciliation.
May 20, 2009
In Spain, bullfighters wave red flags to get the bulls to charge, thus we say we're "seeing red" when really angry. And nothing gets us madder than being offended by another person. When someone does us wrong, we can lose our focus on everything except the rage we feel within. Today: more lessons on the roots of rage, and how to handle it.
May 19, 2009
It's instinctive to recoil from pain. Just watch what happens when you stick a friend with a pin. But then there's inner pain. Some conflict in life is inevitable, but when others cause our conflicts, it's hard to escape that pain. Something inside each of us cries out for justice. Today, we're beginning a series to help us deal with the wrongs that others inflict.
May 18, 2009
It may be that church in America has never been as rich in wealth, while at the same time as poor in spiritual power. This indictment was handed down by Jesus to the ancient church at Laodicea. He may have had our day in mind when he said, "Because you say I'm rich...you don't know that you are wretched, miserable, blind and naked." What's his remedy?
May 15, 2009
No one likes lukewarm food or drink. Hot or cold is much better. Jesus said as much when evaluating a local church. He had strong words for the lukewarm Laodicean church in Revelation chapter three. But his tough love included a gracious offer: a way for them to regain their lost fervor. His rebuke and chastening would lead to renewal and power...for them, and for us.
May 14, 2009
Some Bible scholars see a progression as Jesus evaluates seven successive churches in the book of Revelation. They see the passing of history, with each church representing an era of time. If so, we may be in the last era, part of a church Jesus says he will spew out of his mouth. Is your church spiritually hot, or, like the one at Laodicea, merely lukewarm?
May 13, 2009
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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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