Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Israel, Clay In The Potter's Hands, Part 1 of 2 (The Church In Babylon)

March 2, 2022

Many people think they’re masters of their own destiny. But God sees His people as clay on a potter’s wheel. Since He’s the potter, He controls their destiny. In this message, we’re going to capture four images from God’s metaphor of the potter’s house. Let’s learn to see ourselves accurately—as vessels God shapes according to His purposes.

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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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Many people would like greater wealth and health but are led to believe they don’t have enough faith. How can we identify true prophets in these important matters of faith? False prophets draw their false messages from a variety of sources, rather than God’s self-revelation. In this message, we take home three words of hope to discern those sources, and determine whether what you’re hearing is from God, or from somewhere else.
March 1, 2022
Just like the false prophets of Jeremiah’s day, contemporary teachers paint God to be whatever they want and people as supposedly “good.” They diminish God’s holiness, exaggerate their goodness, and hide their real motives. In this message, we learn how to recognize these false teachers and discern their heretical teaching.
February 28, 2022
When God judges His people, His question is clear: “Don’t you see how serious your sin is? Turn to me.” Great deception took hold in ancient Israel, leading to idolatry and judgment. The same deception infects our thinking today. In this message, Pastor Lutzer identifies four crossroads where America chose the wrong direction, calling darkness “light,” Let’s discover why we can hope in God despite the direction of our nation’s morality and spiritual state.
February 25, 2022
Misconceptions about God have consequences. God isn’t endlessly tolerant, putting up with any attitude or behavior. God had Babylon take Israel captive after Israel had endlessly deceived itself through idolatry. But neither does He impulsively condemn. We as Christians offer His hope, forgiveness, and help today. In this message, we’ll isolate four lies about a nation’s sins. What is it about our concept of God that needs adjustment?
February 24, 2022
What will it take for us to give up today’s idols of sports, business, relationships, and fame to return to God? In Jeremiah’s day, Israel forsook God—the fountain of living water—for idols, which were like broken cisterns that hold no water. In this message, we’ll unveil three characteristics of idolatry so we can avoid the self-deception of our own idolatry. God has called us, in this cultural moment, to be satisfied in Him.
February 23, 2022
What does faithfulness look like in a nation that is under judgment? After Israel’s long disobedience, God orchestrated for Babylon to take them into captivity. They became a minority in a pagan land, just like Christians are fast becoming a minority in America. In this first message from the series “The Church In Babylon,” we’ll look at the uniqueness of Jeremiah’s calling and how the church can be faithful in “exile.”
February 22, 2022
No one who stands against God will ultimately win. God’s plan for the devil involves unlimited torment in a lake of fire that will never go out. In this message, we’ll identify five characteristics of hell, prepared for the devil and his angels. Let’s take a sobering look at the ultimate punishment for rebellion against a holy God.
February 21, 2022
The ravages of Satan show up across time. But the devil’s doom is certain. He’s on death row, howling until he meets his destiny in the lake of fire. In this message from Revelation, we’re assured of the devil’s demise in three decisive stages. Let’s take an encouraging look at the end of the Accuser, Satan.
February 18, 2022
In a culture that elevates self-determination and actualization, why should we submit to God? The devil can do a lot of damage when believers give way to a spirit of self-will. In this message, we’ll learn from a true story of divisiveness in church and demonic oppression. Pastor Lutzer exhorts Christians to die to self-rule 1.) in Christ, 2.) by a choice, and 3.) by faith. Otherwise, much damage can be done to the cause of Christ.
February 17, 2022
Many Christians have given the devil a foothold in their lives, and the result is tragic. In this message, we find parallels between us and Satan, specifically regarding “self-will”. By God’s grace, we can put an ax to the very root of this self-will. Believers who are burdened by satanic influence need not remain in bondage. There is hope in Jesus’ name.
February 16, 2022
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Featured Offer

A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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