Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Miles Apart in the Same House #2 of 4

January 22, 2010
Despite counseling, divorce marks the end of half of American marriages, leaving behind incalculable damage... When the family unit breaks down, culture itself breaks down. Communication breakdowns affect nearly every marriage at one time or another, and this began quite early in history. In fact, we have record of it in the Garden of Eden. Today: a look at the damage sin can do.

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Death no longer has dominion over the one who follows Christ. When the tomb was found empty, death lost its power. In “The Vanishing Power of Death,” Pastor Lutzer considers the evidence for the resurrection of Christ and its impact on the disciples. From Mary weeping at the tomb, to Thomas' doubting, to Christ's counseling session with two discouraged disciples on the road to Emmaus, Pastor Lutzer shows readers that the experiences of the disciples are poignant and relevant for believers today. This is a book that is sure to invigorate your faith and make a lasting difference in the hands of a friend. 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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Endangered species: some environmental activists fret about the fate of the snail darter, or, perhaps the spotted owl... But the real endangered species is the family. Fractured, broken, stressed, dysfunctional...all these words describe a crisis in the most basic unit of society...a crisis that begins when marriages fail. Today: a candid look at the causes of these failures.
January 21, 2010
Left to ourselves, we're basically narcissistic. We'd much rather meet our own needs than meet the needs of others. Enter marriage. In matrimony, two people have to care for each other. This combats the inherent selfishness we all share. In many ways, marriage is a crucible in which character is forged, and where happiness is found in pleasing your mate, not yourself.
January 20, 2010
Anyone who thinks that marriage is the magic door to happiness might want to note that fully half of all marriages fail today... The resulting carnage of divorce and shattered families leaves a trail of dysfunction for generations. God intended marriage to develop character, not just fulfill sensual desire. Those who opt out of their marriages miss many rewards. Today: what those rewards are.
January 19, 2010
When she comes down the aisle, she's the picture of perfection. And he's Prince Charming in a black tuxedo... On their wedding day, few starry-eyed couples realize the searchlight that their marriage will be in revealing the character flaws they both have. Today: more on the thesis that being happy is not the main idea for marriage, as far as God is concerned.
January 18, 2010
Walk down the aisle, say "I do," cut the cake, toss the bouquet. Marriage: it's the way to happiness...or, is it? There's good evidence in the Bible that marriage is designed more to develop character than to insure a lifetime of bliss. When the rough spots come, and they will, what are couples to take from those experiences? Today: a frank dose of married reality.
January 15, 2010
The central idea of the marriage vow is this: you and your mate pledge that sexual activity is restricted to the two of you... No old flames...no flings...no other partners. To violate this destroys the trust that a working marriage requires, as well as violating the commands of the God who designed marriage in the first place. Today: why keeping your vows is crucial if your marriage is to make it.
January 14, 2010
Many marriages are on shaky ground. Some see their mates like car models...trade them in when a better one comes along... The underlying issue is covetousness...wanting what you don't have. The Bible has clear directions for making marriages last, and today, we'll see why living a life of love, purity and honor is the only way to insure a long and satisfying marriage.
January 13, 2010
When a young couple stands at the altar, all is love, and the wedding vows come easily. It's later that reality sets in... Inevitable conflicts arise...the temptation to split up is great. What is the glue that can bind two people together when the romantic luster fades? Today: more about the power of commitment, and why keeping our commitments can save our marriages and our families.
January 12, 2010
In the old days, it was said, "his word is as good as his bond." A handshake and a promise was all it took to seal the deal. These days, when a marriage breaks up, we have pre-nuptual agreements to divvy up the loot. Few take seriously the covenant they enter into when they tie the knot and exchange the rings. Today: back to basics, and why marriage, in God's eyes, is a lifetime deal, come what may.
January 11, 2010
Commitment: a fast-fading part of modern marriage, where "irreconcilable differences" mean divorce is around the corner... While there were differences between Wanda and Gustav Lutzer, they were never irreconcilable. Their marriage lasted 76 years, when Gustav passed away at age 106. On today's broadcast, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, their fifth child, will tell of their commitment.
January 8, 2010
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The Vanishing Power Of Death
Death no longer has dominion over the one who follows Christ. When the tomb was found empty, death lost its power. In “The Vanishing Power of Death,” Pastor Lutzer considers the evidence for the resurrection of Christ and its impact on the disciples. From Mary weeping at the tomb, to Thomas' doubting, to Christ's counseling session with two discouraged disciples on the road to Emmaus, Pastor Lutzer shows readers that the experiences of the disciples are poignant and relevant for believers today. This is a book that is sure to invigorate your faith and make a lasting difference in the hands of a friend. 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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