Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Is God on America's Side? Pt. 1 #1 of 3

January 5, 2009
Soon we'll see the dawn of a new administration in Washington. Enormous challenges face our new President and his staff. An economy in collapse, a war on two fronts and an increasing sense that the future may be worse than the past. At this crucial hour, perhaps one question rises above all others: "Is God on America's Side?" For one man's perspective, stay with us.

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When King David was on the run from his enemies, he learned to place his hope in God...in fact, to thirst for the living God. Few among us are as thirsty for God as David was. Too many things fill our lives: TV, the internet...the pressures of job and home. But when those things are taken away, our true hunger can be felt...a hunger that only God can fill.
January 2, 2009
Do you long for God? King David did. For most of us, having all we need means we have little reason to seek God. But David was a hunted man, chased among the rocks of the desert, a man who knew his only hope was in his God. His writings in the Psalms describe a man who learned to thirst for God like he thirsted for water. Today: a look at the ways God uses to draw us to that kind of thirst.
January 1, 2009
The baby's birth would both divide and unite, and Simeon knew it. Holding Christ in his arms, he beheld the face of God. Today is New Year's Eve. As we measure time, another year is dawning. We need to realize, as Simeon did, that the coming of Christ is the pivotal event of all time, and we must make a choice: what to do with Jesus.
December 31, 2008
It was a moment of destiny. In Jerusalem's temple, Simeon holds the baby Jesus, and his life would never be the same. Now, some two thousand years later, we need to recognize what Simeon recognized...that Christ has authority over all mankind...and that our job is to heed His words: repent, and believe, because this baby determines the destiny of us all.
December 30, 2008
Shortly after the birth of Christ, an old man had the experience of a lifetime. A young couple brought to him the infant Son of God. We who run life's race can scarcely imagine what went through the mind of Simeon, that righteous man in the temple at Jerusalem. His job was to perform a ceremony done for all newborn Jewish males. But this baby was different, and Simeon knew it.
December 29, 2008
Well, time to head back to the mall...to grab those after-Christmas bargains, and return those clothes that just don't fit. If our broadcast finds you making plans to race to the store, remember that the holiday has it roots in a far different culture at a different time and place. Listen today as Erwin Lutzer brings us down to earth with another view of Christmas.
December 26, 2008
At last the race to the stores is over. Today the kids attack their presents with that annual gleam in their eyes. For most of us, Christmas morning is a happy time as our families gather in the safety of our homes. But as you enjoy this day, take a few minutes with Erwin Lutzer, and consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from a place far away and a time long, long ago.
December 25, 2008
The day before Christmas and that last dash to the mall: for merchants, another frenzy of selling. But there were no malls in Bethlehem long ago; no lights, no friends. Indeed, Christmas had a humble beginning.
December 24, 2008
December 25 was not Jesus' actual birthday, but it's the date set aside long ago for us to honor that birth. For Mary His mother, that birth began a long period of pain and sorrow, a personal toll we seldom consider during this time of year.
December 23, 2008
In three days we'll celebrate the central event in human history...the coming of Jesus Christ to live among us. But while Christians now enjoy the benefits of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection, there was one person who felt great pain when He came.
December 22, 2008
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The Drama of Redemption
Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series 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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