Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Let's Experience the Power of Prayer #3 of 3

November 28, 2008
Some Bible promises were for certain people, while others apply to all believers. Keeping this straight solves many problems. Just because Joshua prayed for the sun to stand still doesn't mean we can. It just isn't true that "every promise in the book is mine." But there are powerful Bible promises we can and should stake our lives on. To learn how to discern what they are, stay with us.

Featured Offer

The King Is Coming
The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

Archives

Fireworks can briefly bring the light of the sun to the night sky. But when Joshua needed more daylight for battle, he just prayed. The Bible says the sun stood still in the Valley of Ajilon, as God fought for Israel. Of course, a scientist would scoff at the idea of the sun actually standing still. So what really happened on that fateful day? Stay with us, as we consider the options.
November 27, 2008
Many of us pray for little things, where there isn't much risk. Then there's Joshua, who prayed for big things...I mean really big things. He needed more daylight to defeat an enemy, so he asked God to make the sun stand still. Now that's faith. Today: lessons we can learn from an event that seems to defy the rules of nature. Stay with us, as we pay a visit to the Valley of Ajilon.
November 26, 2008
God in His grace has a way of turning our lemons into lemonade. He can make good come even out of our bad decisions. Joshua cut a bad deal with the Gibeonites, but God used it for the long-term benefit of His people. And guess what...He can use your bad calls to work out His ultimate purposes. Today: insights on what can come from your bad decisions.
November 25, 2008
All of us have made promises we wish we didn't have to keep...promises made in haste, promises made without the Lord's counsel. But Joshua shows us what to do once we've made a promise: and that is to keep it. Living with the consequences reminds us to not make future choices without consulting the Lord. Today: more insights on how to handle your bad decisions.
November 24, 2008
It happens to all of us. Despite our best intentions, we make poor decisions, and then have to live with the consequences. Part of running life's race is dealing with those bad decisions. Are you stuck with the after-effects of a bad move you've made? Joshua made a poor call during his conquest of Canaan, and how he dealt with it can help us deal with our bad choices. Want to know more?
November 21, 2008
It's sad, but it's true. Many believers attempt to manage their sins rather than to confess and forsake them. They think they can control their lives and keep a lid on the infection eating them up inside. They're sure they can contain the damage, and keep their sins a secret. But the story of Achan proves otherwise. Today: the sober conclusions you and I must understand.
November 20, 2008
Every time you cheat or steal, remember the story of Achan. No sin remains undiscovered. God is watching. Many believers are tripped up in life's race by what they may think is only a little sin. They fail to understand that all sin deeply offends a holy God. Joshua's defeat at Ai teaches us that sin infects others, and must be dealt with severely.
November 19, 2008
Spiritual mountaintops can be followed by deep valleys, especially when we allow sin to remain hidden in our lives. Joshua learned this the hard way after his humiliating defeat at Ai. After all, they had taken Jericho! A self-assured Israeli army was stunned by their loss at an insignificant village. Today: a sober lesson on how seriously God takes sin.
November 18, 2008
The conquest of Jericho began with a miracle and ended with a slaughter. Every man, woman and child was put to death. No one doubts that God gave Israel a great victory at Jericho. But in hindsight, many people today see the hand of a vengeful God, unlike the God of the New Testament. On this broadcast, we'll face the tough issue of why Israel was told to put Jericho to the sword.
November 17, 2008
Modern armies don't conduct warfare the way ancient Israel took Jericho. You don't march around and shout...you attack. But march and shout they did, because God's purpose was to prove to them that He and only He was the reason for their victory. As Zechariah would later write: "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord."
November 14, 2008
See More Episodes
Loading...
* A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
*
A
C
D
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
R
S
T
W
Y
Listen to Running To Win on
Amazon Echo
Learn How
Learn How

Featured Offer

The King Is Coming
The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. 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.

Contact Running To Win with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Mailing Address
Moody Church Media
1635 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60614
Toll-free Phone Number
1.800.215.5001 
Monday – Friday 
8:00am – 5:00pm CST

Fax Number
1.312.642.4904