Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Gift of Life, Part 2 of 3 (Christ God's Gift at Christmas)

December 6, 2013
Will the real Jesus please stand up? Many people are confused at Christmas as to who Jesus really was and really is. The real Jesus gives eternal life, and only a spiritual connection with Him can impart that life to us. People search for meaning in all kinds of places, but all of them lead to a dead end except Jesus.

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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.

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In this season of giving and receiving gifts, we must remember that God is the ultimate gift-giver.  As James says, He “gives to all liberally and without reproach.” This Christmas, we’ll find that in sending His Son to earth, God gave us four great gifts.  
December 5, 2013
Many people are fearful for what tomorrow may bring.  Dark days loom on the horizon, and uncertainty is spreading. Finding the will of God is a lifelong quest, and we need to seek Him first before the details of life come into focus.  When they do, we’ll know that we’ve found the right road.  
December 4, 2013
Is the will of God elusive? Does He make it hard to find? As the future unfolds, what lies ahead in the plan of God? Take it one step at a time. God’s will is not a sudden blast of heavenly light.  Rather it’s a series of small events that, over time, will ultimately take us where He wants us to go.
December 3, 2013
The days ahead have no written history.  It is like blank parchment. What happens in the future is known but to God. That’s why it makes a lot of sense to allow God to order our steps in the weeks and months ahead.  Today, as uncertainty continues to mount, you’ll learn how to let God call the shots of your life.  And no one can do it better.
December 2, 2013
Your church needs you. It needs you out on life’s racetrack, running alongside the other members to get the job done together. At times of deepening crisis, our challenge is to “get involved.”  That’s what Esther did at a crucial point in the history of the Jewish people. She got involved even at great personal risk, as must we to face daunting challenges in the days ahead.  
November 29, 2013
Most of our choices don’t affect world history. But sometimes God puts us in situations where they can – and do. To save her people from extinction, Esther faced possible execution to beg the king of Persia to rescind a royal edict. She did not try to “pass the buck.” She knew that, at that key moment, “the buck stopped here.”  
November 28, 2013
As months go by, we are all conscious of the passing of time. We wish we had more time, but the sand keeps running through the hourglass. At crucial times, great leaders arise, often from common roots. They find themselves at the vortexes of history, and are called upon to make momentous choices. Today we learn about one such leader, a woman named Esther.
November 27, 2013
Sin is at the core of all marriage problems. In our self-focus, we often do not love our mates as we should. Many marriages begin happily but quickly descend into conflict. This is when husband and wife display the latent rebellion that characterizes every human since the first couple. Today we will learn how to apply God’s solution to man’s deepest problem and heal broken relationships. 
November 26, 2013
Adam and Eve had it made in the Garden of Eden. But they tossed paradise aside, as each of us would have, when they disobeyed God. Like them, we find ways to manipulate each other to meet our own needs, not realizing that meeting our mate’s needs is the real key to marital happiness.  Feelings of rejection set in, as Adam and Eve’s story repeats again and again down through history. 
November 25, 2013
Despite counseling, divorce marks the end of half of American marriages, leaving behind incalculable damage. When the family unit breaks down, culture itself breaks down. Communication breakdowns affect nearly every marriage at one time or another, and this began quite early in history – all the way back to the Garden of Eden.
November 22, 2013
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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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