Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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February 11, 2010
In Old Testament times, people connected sickness with personal sin. We now know this connection is not always accurate. But Jesus used that common perception in healing a paralyzed man, beginning by forgiving his sins, and thus infuriating the nearby Jewish scribes. Today we will look at a great miracle, and the testimony it bears about the Son of God.

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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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There are times when you really need friends, especially at crisis points when we're powerless to solve our own problems. Four men wanted to help a sick man get well. Their determination to get their friend to Jesus was noted by the Savior Himself, even though they broke through a man's roof to get the job done. When we can't help ourselves, God provides others who can bear our burdens.
February 10, 2010
What exactly is a miracle? C.S. Lewis defined it as "an interference with nature by a supernatural power." The miracles of Jesus were clear, public, long-lasting, and not in dispute, even by His enemies. Those miracles testify to His being the Son of God, and were performed not to amaze, but rather, to teach. In today's message we will look at one of those dramatic miracles.
February 9, 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.
February 8, 2010
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
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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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