Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

From Regret To Restoration Part 1

August 9, 2022

We often ponder, “How different would my life be, if only…?” Peter denied Christ, amassing a load of guilt too deep for words. In this message from Luke 22, we identify four incentives which move us closer to Christ regardless of the guilt we carry. No matter how horrible our mistakes have been, it is possible to be brought from regret to restoration.

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In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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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Moral and spiritual pollution is everywhere, even within us. When Jesus knelt to wash Peter’s feet, the conflict within Peter was intense. In this message from John 13, servanthood and submission are displayed, even as Jesus revealed another type of washing that is deeply inward. With our daily sins and sinful nature, how can we be cleansed?
August 8, 2022
We’d all like to live better lives than we are. Usually, it’s easy to see the evil without, but not all of us recognize the enemy within. In this message from John 13, in which Jesus washes Peter’s feet, we are confronted with three lessons which expose us before God. Until Christ cleanses us on the inside, we’re dirty no matter how wonderful we look on the outside.
August 5, 2022
We typically think our greatest need is for money, health, or justice. In Matthew 17, Peter learned a lifelong lesson about Jesus’ provision for our needs from a coin in a fish’s mouth. In this message, we reflect on Jesus’ Lordship not only over circumstances and nature but also His people. Why does God really care for His own? 
August 4, 2022
In our difficulties, whether physical, emotional, or vocational, we often ask ourselves, “Is Jesus able to meet my need?” Jesus knows not only the demands each day brings but also what’s in our hearts because He is Lord. In this message, we learn with Peter three aspects of Christ’s Lordship over everything. When challenges arise, what truly is our greatest need? 
August 3, 2022
All of us naturally self-protect, hiding our true selves. Peter could not imagine his Master nailed to a cross and told Him so. Yet Jesus gives a stern rebuke: “Get behind me, Satan!” In this message from Matthew 16, we identify four ways we avoid the cross today. Are we willing to take up our cross, humbly exposing ourselves to God and others? 
August 2, 2022
Sometimes even Christians resist the direction God is pointing. Like Peter advising Jesus to avoid the cross, we attempt to find another way. In this message, we visit three scenes in which Peter unwittingly became a stumbling block to Christ. Let’s consider the costly reality of the cross. 
August 1, 2022
It is acceptable today to think of truth as a personal possession—you have your truth, and I have my truth. But then we hear the jarring claim of Jesus: “I am the truth.” In this message from John 6, we look at Jesus like none other. If truth is not just an opinion but a Person, what does it take to know Him? 
July 29, 2022
In our culture, you can pick and choose the parts of religion that suit you best. But there is only One who has the words of eternal life. No one else has any real answers. In this message, we observe three characteristics of truth from Peter’s defining confession of Jesus Christ. Whatever our needs may be, the answer—the truth—is on offer. 
July 28, 2022
The question is unavoidable: “Who is Jesus?” Some might call Him a liar, a lunatic, or even a legend but following the crowd is not enough. In this message from Matthew 16, we ponder Peter’s acknowledgement of who Jesus is. We have a choice before us as well. Nobody can be neutral about Jesus.
July 27, 2022
Many people might compliment Jesus as a historical figure or a prophet, but few confess He is God. When Peter confessed Jesus’ divinity and humanity, he was entrusted with the keys to the kingdom. In this message from Matthew 16, we notice three differing opinions about Christ. Whose opinion matters the most? 
July 26, 2022
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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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