Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ, The Lord Of Our Finances #3 of 3

June 5, 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.

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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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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
In a race, no time can be wasted. Runners pace themselves, knowing that winners only win by a fraction of a second. For Christians running life's race, the clock is also relentless. Once gone, time cannot be reclaimed. The Bible teaches believers to be "redeeming the time, for the days are evil." Time must be used wisely every day. To see why, stay with us.
May 26, 2008
Here is some good news: it is never too late. No matter how badly you have blown it, God wants you back. Do you believe this? Many people find themselves along the side of the road instead of running life's race at top speed. They are burdened with guilt, or oppressed with the knowledge that they have failed God as well as man. Today: we will take a look back at a series designed to give you hope.
May 23, 2008
It is a vicious cycle: human conflict tends to spawn more conflict. There is no end to "getting even" until someone gives up. One of the deepest ruts on the racetrack of life is carved out when you are the victim of someone's vengeance...someone who may never forgive you. Today: the counseling room is open...you are about to get some biblical advice on what to do.
May 22, 2008
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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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