Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ the Son, Part 3 of 3 (Christ Before Bethlehem)

December 5, 2017

There are only a few weeks to go. Christmas morning will mark the end of the annual race to the finish line. Why not pause and consider the position God the Father has given Jesus His Son, the one for whom the holiday is named? 

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Like a diamond, the purity of Jesus radiates in many facets as we behold His glory. Isaiah gave us names describing these characteristics in the ninth chapter of his prophecy. In this message we look at the names ascribed to Christ, and what they mean. 
December 4, 2017
At the mall we’re assailed by lights, trees, tinsel, ornaments, and all sorts of holiday cheer. What you won’t find there is much reference to the Christ whose coming is the reason for the season. In this message we hope to rectify that imbalance. 
December 1, 2017
For believers on the racetrack of life, there is no guarantee of an easy path. A life of servanthood is what lies before us, a life like the one Jesus lived. Paul clearly connects servanthood and ministry. Are you ready to embrace the Disciplines That Grow Godliness? 
November 30, 2017
Most sports take a significant physical toll on those who strive for victory. It’s only through some hard knocks that we learn to help others face their own difficulties. Paul encouraged believers to endure hardship, advice we all need to hear in this age of self-gratification. 
November 29, 2017
Being a servant goes against our selfish grain. Everybody likes being served, as long as they don’t have to serve others. But in God’s eyes, it is the servants who win in the race of life. We need a paradigm shift. In this message we explore “The Discipline of Servanthood.”
November 28, 2017
Sometimes we find ourselves in spiritual warfare, and only through fasting can victories be won. We see this in the life of Jesus, as he abstained from food for 40 days. In this message, we learn why fasting can help open the door to a deep work of God in your life. 
November 27, 2017
Some of the tough laps in life’s race require the spiritual discipline of fasting. We see this in the life of Jesus, as he fasted for 40 days in the wilderness. In obedience to His Father, Jesus went without food and overcame all temptations. Could fasting be what you need as well?
November 24, 2017
Many of us don’t think twice about eating dinner at a local restaurant. But in God’s rules for the race of life, there are times to bypass eating out, and even bypass food altogether. In this message we learn the importance of prayer and fasting.  
November 23, 2017
The love of money can ruin our race of life. Knowing how to be generous frees us from the tyranny of our possessions. In this message we examine generosity as one of the five disciplines that helps us grow in godliness. 
November 22, 2017
Many believe it’s just fine to pursue money. But money can weigh us down in the race of life. Worse, it can turn our hearts away from God and toward the things of this world. God has some important words to say to the rich, and we all need to listen.  
November 21, 2017
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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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