Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Empty Cupboards, Empty Stomachs..., Part 1 of 3 (Famines, Deserts and Other Hard Places)

August 11, 2016

Through tears we learn to depend on God for every breath, every bite of food, and every dollar in our wallets. Let’s examine a story of famine and crisis, and how God met a woman’s needs.

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Maintaining trust in God’s provision is vital when we undergo the tests of famine and deprivation. Some fail the tests, and try to skirt around God’s intended pathway. What should we remember in times of crisis? 
August 10, 2016
When tough times come, God shakes us up to remind us who our real provider is. Downsizing may not be fun, but it may be necessary when the money dries up. Here are some key principles to hang onto when your crisis comes.  
August 9, 2016
Abram would later become Abraham, but before God changed his name, he tried to escape famine by going to Egypt with his wife. Genesis 12 tells the story of attempted deceit, and its aftermath.
August 8, 2016
To deepen our spiritual maturity, God sometimes takes away all the comforts we’ve been used to. It’s possible for God to lead His people into the wilderness for their greater good and His greater glory.
August 5, 2016
How should believers prepare themselves for the tough times looming on the horizon? Let’s look at more lessons from Jeremiah chapter one, as the prophet of Israel faces a rough future, as he suffers along with those God is judging.
August 4, 2016
When the house of cards called “debt” comes crashing down, everybody loses. Society may well break down if hyperinflation ruins our currencies. God can allow human greed to cause massive suffering. But how exactly does God exact judgment on nations?
August 3, 2016
The world economy teeters on the edge. Uncertainty is now certain. Believers have to live through the same conditions as everyone else… just as in ancient Israel, when judgment fell on the nation for idolatry. Can we see ourselves in the times of Jeremiah? 
August 2, 2016
Soon the comforts we’ve known may fade away into a tougher reality: no job, no insurance, perhaps a foreclosed home. How do we handle deprivation when all we’ve known is abundance? Let’s get prepared for “such a time as this.”
August 1, 2016
Today’s church is rich in wealth, but poor in spiritual power. That’s the same indictment handed down by Jesus to the ancient church at Laodicea. He may have had our day in mind when He said, “Because you say ‘I’m rich’… you don’t know that you’re wretched, miserable, blind and naked.”
July 29, 2016
Jesus had strong words for the lukewarm Laodicean church in Revelation chapter three. His tough love included a way for them to regain their lost fervor. His rebuke and chastening would lead to renewal and power.
July 28, 2016
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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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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