Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

God, I've Lost Everything! #3 of 3

February 2, 2009
Our sense of justice is assaulted when bad things happen to good people. Our instincts say just the opposite should take place. The book of Job was written to help us understand why the righteous suffer in running their races of life. Here we can find an answer to the burning sense of unfairness we feel when treated unjustly. Today: we'll probe again the depths of God's purposes.

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There are far worse things to lose than one's possessions. Even Job's great faith wilted when he lost his health. First you lose your savings, then your job, then your children. Finally, you learn you have terminal cancer. How would you handle the loss of everything? Would you curse God and die, as Job's wife urged? Stay tuned for answers to some really tough questions.
January 30, 2009
A hurricane destroys a coastal town. Cancer strikes a promising athlete. Bad things happen to good people, and we ask "Why?" Life's race can take tragic turns. Your retirement savings are vaporized by corrupt bankers. Your stock holdings turn to dust. We can be detoured into great sorrow and disappointment. But we must learn, as Job did, that God is still there.
January 29, 2009
When all is going well, believers have little sense of their need for God. But when calamity strikes, they'll tell a different story. When the economy fractures and your job is lost, finding the reason can be hard if not impossible. When you lose your health, or your child, something inside screams out "Why?" But, as Job of old found out, there is a supreme purpose for suffering.
January 28, 2009
Your son's on his bike. A distracted driver slams on the brakes...but too late to prevent your son's death. You cry out "why?" Life's race can be hard when the "whys" have no answer. Years can pass, and we're no closer to an answer than when our tragedies took place. A man named Job experienced great suffering, and the book that bears his name can teach us how to suffer as well.
January 27, 2009
A gymnast trains for years, performing flawlessly in practice. But at the Olympics she falls from the balance beam, crying "Why?" "Why" is the word that haunts us when things go seemingly wrong. Millennia ago, a man named Job showed us how to ask why. We'll hear his story, meet his well-meaning friends, and encounter the God whose purposes we cannot fathom.
January 26, 2009
The Bible says that Satan can appear as an angel of light. Indeed, many follow demons when they think they're following God. History will climax in a great struggle of good and evil. The outcome is foreordained: Jesus will return and vanquish Satan, his demons, and all who followed them into believing what the Bible calls The Lie, a lie promoted by media luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey.
January 23, 2009
These days, people are very eager to believe in change. "Don't mind the details," they say, "just give me change." In the end times, change will come in the person the Bible calls the Antichrist, a leader of fearsome power who will embody the opposite of everything Jesus is. And the human race will, by and large, believe his lies, setting up the final war to end all wars.
January 22, 2009
The ultimate future for the believer is indeed glorious, but not before the darkest period in world history has taken place. The Bible says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith and adopt the doctrines of demons. Modern-day teachers masquerade as believers, teaching a perverted gospel that has its roots in the mind of Satan himself. As these days approach, what are we to do?
January 21, 2009
What does the future hold? Most prognosticators can't look very far into the unknown. At best, they can only guess. But the Bible gives some clues as to what will happen in what are called "the last days." We read of false Christs and false prophets who will lead many astray into believing what the Bible calls The Lie. What is this Lie?
January 20, 2009
With the willing help of the media in America, an unseen Pied Piper of Hamlin is leading millions into a false hope...a hope that they can fashion their own destinies, empower their own choices, and make their own dreams come true, because they are, in fact, their own gods. This is what the Bible calls The Lie. For the truth on this lie, stay with us.
January 19, 2009
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Christians, Politics, And The Cross
We are living in a time when we desperately need to engage our culture with the only message that has any hope of transforming it. As Pastor Lutzer explores various approaches to the relationship between the state and the church, he reminds us that spiritual redemption, not political reformation, is at the heart of God’s agenda. Only the church, not a political party, can bear God’s message to a hurting world. 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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