Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Joining The Overcomers – Part 1 of 2

November 1, 2023

Many of us will never be well-known for our service or influence. But will faithfulness in obscurity be rewarded in eternity? In this message from Luke 16, Pastor Lutzer identifies the privileges, responsibilities, and honors given to believers who overcome. Let’s be faithful with whatever we’ve been entrusted with by God.

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Many people lead lives without direction, going nowhere at full speed. In setting forth the Christian’s high calling, the Apostle Paul uses the illustration of the games or the race. In this message, Pastor Lutzer lays out five rules for winning in the Christian life. Are we focused on the crown that will endure, or just temporary rewards?
October 31, 2023
Christians can learn from athletes what winning is all about. What does it take to win, to get the prize of the high calling of God? In this message from 1 Corinthains 9, Pastor Lutzer emphasizes our personal assignment to run the race well. Athletes compete for a temporal crown, but Christians run for an imperishable prize.
October 30, 2023
Believers know that good works will not get them to heaven. But many don’t know why good works are important once we get there. In this message from Matthew 20, Pastor Lutzer introduces us to the owner who paid his vineyard workers the same wages. Is it fair that the first shall be last, and the last shall be first?
October 27, 2023
Our earthly perspective on receiving rewards skews our idea of how heavenly rewards will be handed out. In eternity, payday will be different. In this message, Pastor Lutzer provides five principles regarding believer’s rewards for works done while on earth. We don’t deserve any rewards; they are an act of grace.
October 26, 2023
There’s only one thing we can lose and never be able to have for all eternity. And that is hearing Jesus say, “Well done.” In this message from Luke 19, Pastor Lutzer exposes three devastating losses of the servant who hid his talent. What must we do to avoid losing any rewards from Christ?
October 25, 2023
Every Christian will stand before Jesus to be judged, but there will be some whose deeds will not survive the judgment. There is a lot to lose if we are disobedient servants. In this message from 1 Corinthians 3, Pastor Lutzer counsels us with three principles by which God is going to judge us all. Let’s hear this somber warning.
October 24, 2023
Imagine ruling with Christ, forever. At Christ’s judgment seat, believers stand to gain privilege and responsibility beyond our wildest dreams. In this message from Hebrews 2, Pastor Lutzer unpacks three implications about our lasting inheritance in Christ. Are we preparing today to be the people we will be into eternity?
October 23, 2023
God initially made humanity to rule over Earth, but Adam and Eve disobeyed. Yet God is working among his people right now, preparing us to be co-rulers with his Son based on deeds done in this life. In this message, Pastor Lutzer captures this redemptive love story in three acts. What might we gain if we live faithfully on earth?
October 20, 2023
Any kind of future judgment alters our behavior now. God has set a date for each believer to stand before his Son to receive a just evaluation for the deeds done in the body. In this message, Pastor Lutzer provides five characteristics of the judgment seat of Christ. Are we prepared for a one-on-one with the Lord Jesus Christ?
October 19, 2023
One day, everyone who has ever lived will face the judgment of God. For Christians, we will stand before our Lord Jesus at the Bema Seat. In this message, Pastor Lutzer exposes three misconceptions about the judgment seat of Christ. If we are saved by grace, what kind of works will last into eternity?
October 18, 2023
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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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