Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ, The Lord Of Our Talents – Part 1 of 2

October 10, 2023

We’ve all been given gifts and abilities. But it’s not how many we have that’s important; it’s how we use them. In this message from Matthew 25, Pastor Lutzer makes three observations about faithfulness from Jesus’ parable. Are we ready for judgment day—to give an account for the talents Christ has left us to manage?

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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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Time is not a renewable resource. God has set the number of our days, and for Christians, how we use our time determines our effectiveness for God. Pastor Lutzer shares three commands about time in the Bible. It’s time we denied distractions to pursue activities with lasting value.
October 9, 2023
Time can never be reclaimed. The Bible teaches believers to “redeem the time, for the days are evil.” Pastor Lutzer exhorts us to submit to Christ’s lordship, using our days wisely. As our worldly culture gets ever darker, we need to use our time for God, pursuing him wholeheartedly.
October 6, 2023
The Apostle Paul committed terrible crimes before his encounter with Jesus on the Damascus Road. Why did God save Paul in such an unusual way? In this message, Pastor Lutzer reflects on remarkable stories of restoration. God’s boundless grace changes how we make restitution.
October 5, 2023
While most of us quickly recall the people who’ve hurt us, we often forget we’ve hurt others. How do we unravel the messes we made before we came to Christ? In this message from 1 Timothy 1, Pastor Lutzer highlights the emphatic word Paul made up to describe God’s grace to him as a former persecutor. Our sin is no match for God’s super grace.
October 4, 2023
When we’re under pressure, pride or despair often keep us from seeking God. At the end of his reign, King Asa’s long faithfulness to God crumbled, and he refused to repent even on his deathbed. In this message, Pastor Lutzer presents three lessons about turning around. God is ready to give us strong support to do what is right.
October 3, 2023
The lies we create entangle us in unintended consequences. Asa was a good king who found this out the hard way, and he failed near the finish line. In this message, Pastor Lutzer reminds us that the consequences of continuing in a bad decision always outweigh the temporary hardships of repentance. It’s time we came clean.
October 2, 2023
If we choose the wrong fork in the road, there are consequences. Jonah’s attempt to flee from God brought him to a great fish, a plant, a worm, and a scorching east wind. In this message, Pastor Lutzer provides three life-changing lessons from Jonah’s disobedience and lost opportunity. It’s time we take responsibility for our actions, owning our stuff.
September 29, 2023
We all have obligations, and we often don’t like them. God gave a command to Jonah, the run-away prophet, who did anything to avoid that obligation. In this message, Pastor Lutzer offers three lessons from Jonah’s journey. After many trials, God led Jonah to a point of decision, offering another chance to repent.
September 28, 2023
Choices made in a moment can have repercussions that last for generations. King David made an impulsive choice regarding Bathsheba, which led to ongoing family dysfunction and sin. In this message, Pastor Lutzer points to two blessings from God amid the consequences. Cover-ups don’t work because God sees everything.
September 27, 2023
Because our sinful desires are so unrelenting, we often believe irrational lies. King David secretly sinned against another man’s wife, a sin which became very public. In this message, Pastor Lutzer warns against the four downward steps David took towards sexual immortality. What causes us to give into temptation so selfishly?
September 26, 2023
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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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