Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Lots of Space, But No Room, Part 2 of 2

December 25, 2012
At last the race to the stores is over. Today the kids attack their presents with a 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 and consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from a place far away and a time long, long ago.

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Many believers gather on Christmas Eve to sing carols and rejoice in the hope that another Christmas brings. For most of us, Christmas Eve is a time for family as the kids await the joys of opening presents. In the midst of all this, take a few minutes and consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from a place far away and a time long, long ago.
December 24, 2012
The days before Christmas. For buyers it means last dashes to the mall. For merchants it means another frenzy of selling. But there were no malls in Bethlehem — no lights, no friends. Indeed, Christmas had a humble beginning. This is a special edition of Running to Win, helping us understand what the real cost of Christmas was, especially for Mary, the mother of Jesus.
December 21, 2012
December 25 was not Jesus’ actual birthday, but it is 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. This is a special edition of Running to Win, helping us understand the real cost of Christmas.
December 20, 2012
In a few days we will celebrate the central event in human history, the coming of Jesus 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. This is a special edition of Running to Win, helping us understand the real cost of Christmas.
December 19, 2012
Army life requires discipline, focus, dedication, and a commitment to serve. As believers in Christ, “We’re in the army now.” Civilian life is over. It is time to make some adjustments, assess our gifts, find our places in God’s army, wear His spiritual armor, and proclaim His life-giving message. Today, we are going on a mission, and we invite you to join us.
December 18, 2012
Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months…Paul taught believers to “redeem the time, because the days are evil.” Let’s get out of bed and hit the track today as life presents both obligations and opportunities to use our time wisely. Let’s buy back those wasted minutes by being aware of what’s going on around us — and there’s a lot going on!
December 17, 2012
We need sleep to strengthen us for the day to come. When the sun rises each morning, it’s time to wake up and get to work. The race of life begins anew, the clock is advancing, and as Paul says, “our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Indeed, as this age draws to a close, the clock is ticking faster than ever.
December 14, 2012
William Booth founded the Salvation Army. Nearing death, his last message to an annual conference came in a telegram. It contained only one word: “others.” What will your epitaph be as you near your finish line? Today we’ll discuss what it means to find true community by sharing the pain of those around us.
December 13, 2012
Healing the complex hurts of those around us is a lot easier when we observe a few key teachings from the book of Romans. Paul knew that life would be hard. He taught that the body of Christ — the church — can be a place of healing for those in emotional pain.
December 12, 2012
Would you believe that many of the problems that people go to psychiatrists for could be resolved much more easily in a church? As we’ll learn in a moment, involvement in a local church might be the cheapest medicine you could ever take — help and support when you need it most. In today’s message, find out how the body of Christ provides healing for even the deepest wounds.
December 11, 2012
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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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