Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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June 10, 2008
To win a major race, runners lose extra weight. They cast off everything that might slow them down on their way to victory. Believers are commanded to love God supremely, and cast off every weight and sin that besets them. Then, they can run life's race at top speed, knowing that the goal line will bring them face to face with the God they love.

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First place...the thought of winning a race drives athletes to excel...to give their all to cross the goal line first. Believers are to give God first place in their lives, running life's race for no other reason than to express their love for Him. In fact, we are commanded to love God supremely: everything else is to take second place.
June 9, 2008
At the racetrack, a runner is driven by the thought of victory. The race is worth all the effort when the prize awaits at the end. Believers are to run life's race for Christ, who taught us to love God with all our being as the first and greatest commandment. Now that is a tall order, one we will explore today on our broadcast.
June 6, 2008
When a man or woman is converted to Christ, many deep-seated desires change. We become givers rather than takers...and God's desire is that we see our money as a trust to manage, not a possession to squander. Running life's race successfully has a financial component that we will summarize on today's broadcast.
June 5, 2008
Money: You cannot live without it, and sometimes you cannot live with it. Believers in the race of life need to come to grips with money, and that means discerning God's intentions for our pocketbooks. Many of us grip those pocketbooks until our knuckles turn white. But God wants us to discover the joy of generosity, and that is our focus on today’s broadcast.
June 4, 2008
"The love of money is the root of all evil." Christians running the race of life frequently get tripped up by matters of money. And those issues revolve around ownership. Whose money is it really? Is it mine to do with as I please, or am I just taking care of it for someone else? Christ had much to say about money: words we will hear shortly.
June 3, 2008
Not all of us can win the hundred-meter dash. But all of us can run to the best of our ability. That is all a coach can expect. For every track star in the Olympics, there are ten thousand runners who will never make the team. But that is no reason to give up. Many believers with few talents approach life with a clenched fist rather than an open hand. Today we will see why God prefers the latter.
June 2, 2008
Remember high school gym class? Perhaps you never did well in those track events, but the coach kept urging you to do your best. Although we are not equal in abilities, we are equal in our obligation to use our abilities for God wisely. In Bible times, a talent was a large sum of money. Today it signifies an ability. Either way, the parable of the talents shows us how to manage what we have got.
May 30, 2008
We are not all made the same. Some are more talented than others. But all believers run life's race toward a heavenly goal. We are all given gifts and abilities. But it is how we use them, not how many we have got, that determines the outcome of our race. Rather than complain about what we do not have, let us focus today on how to best use what we have been given.
May 29, 2008
At the race track, coaches watch their athletes, stopwatches in hand. Because for a runner, time is how victory is measured. The same is true for Christians in life's race. How we use our time determines our effectiveness for God. At the end of this life, we will be judged on our deeds...deeds that took place as the clock ticked off the minutes, days, and years.
May 28, 2008
Track and field athletes get very familiar with the stopwatch. Their training is a regimen to improve their times, until they win. For the Christian, time is a vital, non-renewable resource. Like a coin, it can only be spent once. How we spend it requires wisdom from God. Why not invest the next fifteen minutes learning how to best use your time?
May 27, 2008
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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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