Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Deceived and Loving It #1 of 3

July 30, 2009
Lost in mystery is why Eve took a bite from that prohibited tree in the Garden of Eden. Not lost in mystery is the fallout. As a race, we humans are deceived. We deceive ourselves, and we specialize in deceiving others. Facing the reality of our condition is the first step in understanding why seemingly good people do bad things.

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From presidents to paupers, a common theme of the human race is self-deception. We lie, and what's more, we enjoy it. We're far from being the inherently good people our culture says we are. In fact, apart from certain restraints, we're capable of unspeakable evil. Today: another chapter in our journey of self-discovery, in which we find out Why Good People Do Bad Things.
July 29, 2009
Remember the fairy tale? A lady, hoping for a positive response, says "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" She wanted to hear what we want to hear: that we are really OK, if not beautiful people. So we look for mirrors on our walls to show us what we want to see. The result: self-delusion, and one answer as to why good people do bad things.
July 28, 2009
When Timothy McVeigh went to his execution, America was left wondering how a decorated war veteran could've done something so evil. Many ask why seemingly good people turn bad...people who, based on all outward evidence, should act properly. The answer lies in understanding our fundamental nature. If you're willing to face the truth, please stay with us.
July 27, 2009
Often, when we hear teaching, it all seems theoretical. The hard part is getting hold of ways to make it real in our lives. We've been learning about the armor of God for some time now on Running to Win. Today, we wrap up the series with some key ways to use the Bible the way Jesus did, as a weapon to ward off the devil's attacks, and to protect us from temptation.
July 24, 2009
The fight against the devil never stops. But Jesus showed us how to defeat him during a forty day fast in the desert. He did what he wants us to do: he used the word of God as an offensive weapon, and forced the devil to flee. Today: more insights on why the Bible is, for us, "The Sword of the Spirit," and how its teachings have the power to deliver us from temptation.
July 23, 2009
There's no doubt: all who name the name of Christ are in a lifelong battle. We share an enemy who never gets tired. That's why we've been given the armor of God: five pieces for defense, and one weapon with which to strike back at Satan. That weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, a weapon that cuts to the very heart of man, convicting of sin and birthing new life.
July 22, 2009
The last thing the devil needs is a believer sure of his or her acceptance before God. Such a believer is a threat. When that believer wears God's armor, in particular, "The Helmet of Salvation," Satan has no way to undermine the assurance that God's salvation brings. Today: some crucial teaching on why God wants you and I to know for sure that we are His.
July 21, 2009
It's tough to not know who your parents are. Many kids are wounded for life by never knowing to whom they belong. It's also tough to grow in the Christian life without the assurance that you are a child of God. Some say salvation can be lost, regained, and then lost again. Today: why it's so crucial to settle the question of knowing you have eternal life.
July 20, 2009
Many are uncertain if their salvation is a sure thing. Some teach that salvation can be lost if we sin too great. It's tough to go into battle with the devil and not be sure you're on the winning side. God intends for believers to be sure of their eternal futures, and that's why we're told to wear the helmet of salvation as a part of the armor of God. Today: why you and I can be sure of heaven.
July 17, 2009
We've all heard the phrase, "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." It's also a terrible thing to let fall into Satan's influence. Someone else has said, "What you think, you are." It's vital to protect our minds from the devil's attacks. And the helmet of salvation is just what we need when doubts arise about our status as God's children. Today: how to use yet another piece of the armor of God.
July 16, 2009
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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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