Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Gambling: Don't Bet On It #1 of 4

October 15, 2009
Casinos know gambling is a lousy deal, except for them. They call it "gaming" instead. Whatever the label, it's bad news. From lottery tickets to video poker, gambling spells big trouble, taking money from those who can least afford it, those hoping for a "big break." We recommend a break all right, a listening break right now to break the gambling habit. Please stay with us.

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It's easy to spot greed in others. You can tell when people are lusting after money or other things, you see it in their faces. But the trouble is that often we can't see it in ourselves and that greed has just as solid a foothold on us as in anyone else. So polish up that mirror and get set to take a long look. Today, we learn some tough lessons on how to lose the greed we all share down deep.
October 14, 2009
Even in a tough economy, it seems the rich keep getting richer, building bigger barns to store all the stuff they're buying. Jesus says those who accumulate money and things might be in for a rude shock. After all, none of us can hitch our U-Hauls to a hearse. Getting a grip on the greed we all share: that's our focus on today's broadcast. Please stay with us.
October 13, 2009
I Timothy 6:10: "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith, in their greed." Paul goes on to say that the greedy "pierce themselves through with many sorrows." Grabbing that fast buck is a trap that has sunk many a Christian, and, many a ministry. Today: a look in the mirror, as the greedy heart is revealed. Stay with us.
October 12, 2009
In good or bad times, even committed Christians feel the tug of money. Greed lies like a serpent within us and is the first of the Seven Secret Snares that Erwin Lutzer is exposing during his current series. So how is it with you and your money? Or better, with you and someone else's money? How do you feel when someone else wins the lottery? Please stay tuned.
October 9, 2009
"Not my fault!" These days it's common to blame everyone else for our conflicts...everyone except the sinner within. James tells Christians that conflicts come from inner desires at war with the purposes of God. There's no point in "pointing the finger" elsewhere...our troubles begin...within. Get used to it: your life is a battleground, and Satan wants to win.
October 8, 2009
Tension...quarrels...fights...at one time or another, all of us find ourselves in conflict with someone else. It's no fun. Even Christians have a dark side...desires within that can snare us on the race of life. The Bible says, "Take heed, lest you fall." Any of us can tumble off the spiritual mountaintop, because the war within each believer is very real.
October 7, 2009
The track you're running on may look okay, but lurking ahead is a trap. One wrong step and you're on a side road...permanently. The world is no friend to the committed Christian. Temptations abound which can ruin your life and the lives of others. Today: a big-picture view of a great battle...as the enemy of your soul seeks to do you in. Heed the warnings for the road ahead...and stay with us.
October 6, 2009
The Christian life: joy, assurance, and deep satisfaction. But it's also a life of suffering. Can these co-exist? Today, we'll learn why faith always leads to ultimate victory, but may not change our immediate circumstances. We'll come full-circle in our series on unanswered prayer, and then, find ourselves content with the God to Whom we pray.
October 5, 2009
We Americans have short attention spans. We're used to soundbite news, fast food, and immediate solutions to problems. However, many people pray for years, asking God for deliverance from appalling situations. The answers never seem to come. So, faith is not getting what we want...faith says we accept what God gives us. Please stay tuned.
October 2, 2009
All around us are people with long term health issues...issues that seem to have no resolution, short of divine healing. But when these people pray for healing, the answer appears to be an ongoing "no." They hear the verse, "my strength is made perfect in weakness," and sadly wish that their answer had been "here's the healing you seek." Are you disappointed with God today? Stay with us.
October 1, 2009
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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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