Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Fatal Addictions Part 1

February 15, 2023

Many addicts say they can stop anytime they want. Yet at its core, addiction is compulsive, destructive sin. In this message, we mark the downward slide into addiction and the secret chains that keep us there. We must not avoid the personal responsibility which leads to true deliverance in Christ.

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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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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In the battle for our minds, psychiatric support cannot always deal with the root issues of our fantasies or obsessions. It’s time we took proactive steps to defend our thinking from Satan’s delusions. In this message, we not only identify the enemy but also our God-given weapons in the war for our souls. Can we be set free from captivity in our minds?
February 14, 2023
The battle for our mind is an ongoing war. Our mind is like a fortress, under siege by two enemies: Satan and our sinful nature. In this message from 2 Corinthians 10, we prepare a strategy to fight the enemy without and within. The enemy of our souls wants nothing less than to control what we think about.
February 13, 2023
Many Christians are weighed down with sins and addictions they cannot seem to stop committing. But our feelings of disappointment and shame don’t need to control us. In this message, we consider four truths to lead us out of the wilderness of shame. What if we can’t forgive ourselves?
February 10, 2023
Many of us live with low-grade depression and a sense of condemnation. Can any of us sin too greatly to ever find forgiveness? In this message, we clarify what Jesus said about the nature of the “unpardonable sin.” Though our pasts remind us of failure and defeat, there is a way out.
February 9, 2023
Too many Christians are nursing past wounds, afraid to let the secrets out. Yet like a skilled surgeon, God can create a clean wound that will heal properly and fully. In this message from 1 Corinthians 10:13, we process three characteristics of the way of escape. How do we find healing from our past?
February 8, 2023
Can any of us start over again with a new beginning? Too many of us are burdened with guilt, living lives of quiet desperation for the sins of our past. In this message from 1 Corinthians 10:13, we recognize three links that hold us captive and three assurances that break us free. We can escape from our personal prisons.
February 7, 2023
There’s no one too far gone for God, even when we are determined to hold out. In Luke 15, the prodigal son ran to the “far country,” blowing away his inheritance. In this message, we glean hope from real life stories of prodigals. What does it take for a prodigal to reverse directions?
February 6, 2023
Even a loved and nurtured child can grow up to be a prodigal. When we are living in sin, we become lost in an illusion of control. In this message, we count the steps that take prodigals in the wrong direction. Jesus’ story of the original prodigal can bring hope to anyone far from God.
February 3, 2023
When a parent loses their moral influence, the effects are sobering. This was evident in King David’s dysfunctional family. In this message, we heed five warnings from the life of his rebellious son, Absalom. For any parents of prodigals, what leads someone to return home in repentance?
February 2, 2023
In many families, prodigals persist in their rebellion. Fueled by King David’s sin and passivity, Absalom embodies a prodigal who goes against his father. In this message, we glean insights from Absalom’s vengeful life. Even with our hardened hearts, can the Spirit lead prodigals home?
February 1, 2023
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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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