Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Developing a Support System, Part 1 of 3

January 30, 2013

There comes a time in the decline of a nation when God will no longer delay judgment.  At that time, things get really bad. America may be at that point, and believers are caught up with everyone else when economic and social calamity strikes. How should believers act and live when the really hard times come? Today we will get some guidance from an Old Testament prophet who saw times like ours coming. 

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The Great Tribulation can be traced to the rage of Satan who wants one last chance to wreak havoc before facing doom—one last chance to shake his fist at God and the people of God; one last chance to get people to worship him instead of God; and one last chance to destroy the faith of those still alive who believe in Jesus. Today we will learn how to overcome our mortal enemy the devil.     
January 29, 2013
In Revelation 13, the future Antichrist’s power is on display, and slaughtering Christians is what he’s doing. The Antichrist is known as the beast. He forces the whole world to worship him by using military and economic pressure. Without his mark, no one can buy or sell. Could any of us maintain our faith in Jesus during a time like this, when not worshiping the beast means death?
January 28, 2013
In the Bible, the end-game for planet Earth is not a “tiptoe through the tulips.” Rather, it’s unimaginable war: a future Antichrist will arise and deceive the world into worshipping him. Anyone living at this time will face almost certain death unless they comply. Even now, believers face execution in many parts of the world. Could your faith survive in the face of oppression like this?
January 25, 2013
According to an article in Newsweek magazine, Christians are being murdered for their faith from one end of the Muslim world to the other and yet the mainstream media remains quiet. Like it was in ancient Rome, there is a war on to destroy the faith of believers in Christ, and this war is coming to our own shores. We must ask ourselves what it would take for us to deny our faith.
January 24, 2013
It’s easy to get anxious about the declining state of culture, and the sense that economic collapse is around the corner. How should believers approach living in a world that is on the edge of calamity? James’ words two thousand years ago are as relevant now as they were then. The bottom line: “Be patient, for the Lord is coming.”  
January 23, 2013
Many people stash away cash in case the day of calamity comes. But what if your money’s of no value on that day? To trust in riches is to trust in a vapor that passes away. James talks a great deal about economic justice for the poor, telling us that one day, our gold and silver will not buy anything. Today we’ll learn some stark lessons for a future that may be just around the corner.
January 22, 2013
Many people watch the stock market like a hawk. Some get nervous when the price of gold drops. Money is something we all need, but one day the money we crave will be no more. One day, all transient things that give us security will vanish, and that is the day of final judgment. Then, what we are on the inside will be all that matters
January 21, 2013
The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. It’s powerful, and when we quote it, the devil is sent running. No temptation comes to us that we cannot handle.  The devil’s attempts to pull us off the track will fail if we are diligent to meditate in and memorize God’s Word. Today we will look at some final lessons we can apply from understanding how the Son of God dealt with our common enemy.
January 18, 2013
Sometimes we’re tempted to take the easy way out of a trial, even though we know that the easy way is not God’s way. A hungry and thirsty Jesus was offered all the kingdoms of the world if only He would worship Satan. We too sometimes see a quick solution to our crisis, and are tempted to dishonor God to meet legitimate needs.  
January 17, 2013
At a point of great physical weakness in the desert, Jesus encountered Satan, who tempted Him to fall down in worship. Satan tempts all of God’s children, to get them to veer off the path God has set before them. The devil tries to trap us into thinking that sin is appealing and that its consequences are manageable.  
January 16, 2013
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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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