Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Building a Lasting Marriage, Part 3 of 3 ('Til Death Do Us Part)

November 8, 2013

Commitment is a fast-fading part of modern marriage, where “irreconcilable differences” mean divorce is around the corner. While there were differences between Wanda and Gustav Lutzer, they were never irreconcilable. Their marriage lasted 76 years, when Gustav passed away at age 106. On today’s broadcast, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, their fifth child, will tell of their commitment. 

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Even among Christians, a marriage today has 50-50 odds of succeeding.  Couples often split up when the going gets tough. Wanda and Gustav Lutzer bucked the trend by celebrating 76 years of marriage. Their fifth child is Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who tells their story on today’s program, listing five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.   
November 7, 2013
What keeps a couple together for 76 years, surviving war, emigration, deprivation, and material want? Today, you will hear about some national news in Canada:  the story of the parents of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and why their marriage lasted so long. Get set for a heartwarming and challenging broadcast. 
November 6, 2013
In the ongoing battle for our hearts, the bad guys seem to be winning. The media and our computers are paving the way. Every one of us is susceptible to moral sin. Since all of us have access to the internet, we are more susceptible than ever. Our entire culture is sinking into a pit of moral decay. The issue is serious and demands a radical solution. 
November 5, 2013
The Biblical standard for sexual morality is very high, so high that many people think it is unattainable. The Sermon on the Mount gives us the ideal in morality: a deep, heartfelt desire to do the will of God and to renounce sin. The bottom line? None of us can keep this standard on our own. We need the kind of help Jesus provides as our Savior and Redeemer.  
November 4, 2013
Addictions are devastating. They distort personalities, ruin family relationships, and put people in defense mode. People with addictions usually insist that they have no addiction. They ignore attempts to help them. Today we will look at more of the characteristics of an addict to help us understand how addiction begins, and, how its curse can be lifted.  
November 1, 2013
The internet offers pornography to anyone who wants to access it. This inflames desires and leads to sex addiction. That is a good reason why the Bible tells us to guard our hearts. Today, we probe the mind of an addict to see what leads a person there, and what steps we should take to be free of an addiction fueled by the easy availability of images on our computers.
October 31, 2013
It all begins with the click of a mouse and the flame of sexual desire is fanned. Each believer has a choice to make. The Bible tells us to “touch not the unclean thing.” We need to make choices that honor God, and where that mouse pointer goes is a choice we have to make every day.  
October 30, 2013
When you have two oxen pulling a plow, you need both to work together. Otherwise, you cannot plow in a straight line. That is why the Bible says “don’t be unequally yoked together” in any binding relationships. There is a need for separation from the world, a separation that keeps us from being contaminated. 
October 29, 2013
There is no doubt. It’s a mess out there. The moral impurity in the media and on the internet is destroying a whole generation. Christians are torn. Either abandon a technology they can’t live without and become so isolated from culture as to have no impact on it at all, or, risk exposure to violence and sexual images on the internet while trying to engage the world they live in.
October 28, 2013
The grace of God is His unmerited favor, His bestowal of mercy on those who don’t deserve it. That includes all of us. No matter how far we have fallen, there is help and hope if we come to God in honest repentance, seeking His forgiveness and healing. Many who have been in deep moral sin now have this hope. Today, you will hear a testimony of one man who found that God’s grace was enough.
October 25, 2013
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The Drama of Redemption
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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