Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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

August 15, 2016

Having less can be a great blessing. It means reaching out to those around you because you have to. Family and community mean much more when tough times come. Let’s look at this idea from the life of an Old Testament woman.  

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Life’s hard times can either make us bitter, or they can lead us to reach out to others. Naomi and daughter-in-law Ruth traveled to Bethlehem, where a man named Boaz ultimately cared for Ruth and married her. We can learn many lessons from a woman of great faith.
August 12, 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.
August 11, 2016
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
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The Drama of Redemption
Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series 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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