Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Life In The Penalty Box, Part 2 of 2 (Getting Closer To God)

July 6, 2021

If life were a bed of roses, we might never appreciate how good roses smell. For 40 years of Moses' life, herding sheep was his job. But during this season, God prepared him for leadership beyond his wildest dreams.

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Most of us know Moses for parting the Red Sea, and for telling Egypt’s Pharaoh to “let my people go.” Lesser known is how Moses got there. The race of life for Moses led him through valleys as well as mountains. In this message we begin a series that explains how, over many years, Moses got closer to God.
July 5, 2021
When times are good, it’s easy to rely on ourselves. But when calamity strikes, you need a support system around you. The prophet Jeremiah compares this to being like a tree next to a stream, drawing nourishment so it can survive the drought. Believers facing a tough future need each other more than ever. This means connecting with fellow believers so that we can all bear fruit.
July 2, 2021
There comes a time in the decline of a nation when God will no longer delay judgment—that’s when true suffering begins. America may be at that point. Economic and social calamity will strike everyone, including believers. How should believers live when the really hard times come? This message contains guidance from an Old Testament prophet who saw times like ours coming.
July 1, 2021
The great tribulation can be traced to the rage of Satan, who wants one last chance to wreak havoc before facing doom—one last chance to shake his fist at God and His people—one last chance to get people to worship him instead of God. And of course, one last chance to destroy the faith of those still alive who believe in Jesus. In this message we learn how to overcome our mortal enemy the devil.
June 30, 2021
In Revelation chapter 13, the future antichrist’s power is on display, and he’s murdering Christians. The antichrist is known as the beast. He forces the whole world to worship him using military and economic pressure. Without his mark, no one can buy or sell. Could any of us maintain our faith in Jesus during a time like this—when the choice is to worship the beast or die?
June 29, 2021
In ancient Rome, Christians were persecuted and killed by the thousands. If you think those days are over, it’s time to think again. Christians are being murdered for their faith from one end of the Muslim world to the other—and often the mainstream media remains quiet. There is currently a war to destroy the faith of believers in Christ, and this war is coming to our own shores. In this message we ask ourselves what it would take for us to deny our faith.
June 28, 2021
Many people stash away cash in case the day of calamity comes. But what if your money is of no value on that day? To trust in riches is to trust in a vapor that passes away. James talks a great deal about economic justice for the poor, telling us that one day, our gold and silver will not buy anything. This message contains some stark lessons for a future that may be just around the corner.
June 25, 2021
Many people watch the stock market like a hawk. Some get nervous when the price of gold drops. We all need money. But one day the money we crave will be no more. One day, all that gives us security will vanish, and that is the day of final judgment. Then, who we are before God will be all that matters.
June 24, 2021
Sometimes, we are tempted to take the easy way out of a trial, even though we know that the easy way is not God’s way. Jesus, hungry and thirsty, was offered all the kingdoms of the world if only He would worship Satan. Sometimes we see a quick solution to our crisis, and we are tempted to dishonor God to meet legitimate needs.
June 23, 2021
Sometimes we find ourselves going directly from great blessing to times of great trial. That’s what happened to Jesus. He was led by God into the wilderness and found Himself tempted to sin by the devil. Hungry and thirsty, He was very vulnerable—but He fought off Satan by using the word of God.
June 22, 2021
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. 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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