Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Come and See His Disciples #3 of 3

February 8, 2010
The Sea of Galilee was home base for the disciples Jesus first called. No doubt about it, they knew fishing very well. So when their new master told them where to toss their nets, it took unusual grace to do as they were asked. Their obedience was rewarded handsomely when those full nets almost broke. Today we look at a lesson for disciples then and now.

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Many people work their entire lives, hoping that someday they'll have a higher calling than the drudgery of a daily job. When Jesus called Simon and Andrew away from their fishing nets, He said they would become fishers of men. For these two, that higher calling meant leaving their boats behind. Do we hear the higher calling of Christ? Are we willing to pay the price to follow it?
February 5, 2010
Would you leave a lifetime job and head into the financial unknown if a man walked up to you and said, "Come and follow Me?" To those who became His disciples, the call of Jesus was clear and unambiguous. And their response was to immediately leave their nets behind. Are we as quick to heed the call of Christ? If not, perhaps today's broadcast is tailor-made for each of us.
February 4, 2010
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," people say. Many of us seek immediate gain rather than long-term benefit. Some of us want our comforts and happiness more than we want to do the will of God. By denying Himself for forty days in the wilderness, Jesus showed us that there's a higher purpose in life than feeling good and getting what we want.
February 3, 2010
During Hurricane Katrina, many people stole food in their distress. Illegal? Yes. But OK under the circumstances? These situations are tougher in real life than they are in theory. Jesus had not eaten for forty days when Satan said, "make these stones into bread." Temptations are wanting to fulfill legitimate desires in a way God does not intend.
February 2, 2010
When you travel east from Jerusalem, you find yourself in a barren wilderness. Rocks are everywhere, water is scarce. Here, Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan. Weakened by hunger and thirst, the Son of God faced His enemy, and taught us how to face that same enemy. In today's message we trace the story of forty tough days in the life of Christ.
February 1, 2010
When Jesus sought out John to be baptized in the river Jordan, He was creating a picture for all who would follow Him... That picture was one that predicted His coming atoning death and God's power in bringing Him back from the grave. Baptism is a public display of our belief in a life after death. Today: final lessons we can take home from the baptism of Christ.
January 29, 2010
Even today, many people go to the river Jordan to be baptized where their Lord was baptized. Why do they go? They want to identify themselves as fully as possible with Jesus, who submitted to baptism "to fulfill all righteousness." Today: we explore the reasons for the baptism of Jesus, and why it's important for us to follow Him in this way.
January 28, 2010
Without political power or military assets, Jesus altered the direction of history, pleasing God by living a perfect life... God's approval was clear when a voice thundered from heaven, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." This took place on the occasion of Jesus' baptism in the river Jordan. Today: a look at that baptism, and what it means.
January 27, 2010
At the core of marriage problems: the issue of sin. In our self-focus, we often don't love our mates as we should... Many marriages begin happily, but then descend into conflict as husband and wife display the latent rebellion that's marked every human since that first couple. Today: how to apply God's solution to man's deepest problem, and heal broken relationships.
January 26, 2010
Adam and Eve had it good...real good...back in the Garden of Eden. But they tossed paradise aside 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.
January 25, 2010
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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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