Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Finding Community in Suffering, Part 3 of 3

December 13, 2012
William Booth founded the Salvation Army. Nearing death, his last message to an annual conference came in a telegram. It contained only one word: “others.” What will your epitaph be as you near your finish line? Today we’ll discuss what it means to find true community by sharing the pain of those around us.

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Healing the complex hurts of those around us is a lot easier when we observe a few key teachings from the book of Romans. Paul knew that life would be hard. He taught that the body of Christ — the church — can be a place of healing for those in emotional pain.
December 12, 2012
Would you believe that many of the problems that people go to psychiatrists for could be resolved much more easily in a church? As we’ll learn in a moment, involvement in a local church might be the cheapest medicine you could ever take — help and support when you need it most. In today’s message, find out how the body of Christ provides healing for even the deepest wounds.
December 11, 2012
As believers display God’s character to each other, the world cannot help but take notice. The world will see Christians running life’s race together, helping each other, not jostling for advantage. They’ll see something they long for — true fellowship — where the needs of others take priority. Today Dr. Lutzer will share some insights on showing the love of God in practical ways.
December 10, 2012
As God’s community, the church should display God’s character in the lives of His children to the eyes of a watching world. Let us pause in our races of life and listen to some teaching on character and how we are to relate to one another in the body of Christ. Make no mistake, those on the outside can tell how we treat each other on the inside.
December 7, 2012
Are we on this planet just to take up space, eat, and die? No, we’re here to make a difference in the lives of others. Some people want to live their spiritual lives within the four walls of their church. But others sense God’s call to display His love outside the four walls — to show the love which Jesus said would cause people to be convicted of their sin. Do you sense this call?
December 6, 2012
Our bodies have many parts and so does the body of Christ — the church with its members — each one different, each with a spiritual gift. The race of life is most productive when everyone fulfills their God-given role. And Romans 12 lists the spiritual gifts God gives to make fulfilling that role a joy, not a burden.
December 5, 2012
None of us handles loneliness well. We’re designed to be with others. And the church is where God wants us to find community. Getting along with others requires us not to think too highly of ourselves. The Apostle Paul will help us see ourselves realistically so that we can fit in with others as God intends.
December 4, 2012
Everyone has the desire for community: to be able to share the joys and sorrows of life with others. The race of life is a lot easier with others running with you. Today, we begin a series that explains why the local church is the place where those needs can best be met.
December 3, 2012
Humans are a mixed bag — some of our impulses are truly generous, but others are based purely on self-interest. The Apostle Paul shows us the truth about the human heart in Romans 3 and it’s not a pretty picture. Quoting from the Psalms, Paul leaves us tried, convicted, sentenced, and in desperate need of a hand from heaven to raise us from our inherent sinfulness.
October 26, 2012
It’s clear the Apostle Paul knew nothing of “political correctness,” because some of what he wrote was quite unpopular. He catalogs the depth of human depravity in Romans 3, a list many would argue with, but an accurate list nonetheless. As we read it, we see our true condition and why we’re in such desperate need of the grace of God as revealed in Jesus.
October 25, 2012
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The King Is Coming
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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