Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Gift Of The Church Part 1

July 12, 2023

We all need someone to smile on us, wanting to be with us. In Christ, we were created to belong, reconciled to God and each other. In this message from 1 Corinthians 13, Pastor Lutzer explains three characteristics of the body of Christ, the church. Because of redemption, we don’t have to be alone.

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Many Christians may not know the implications of their adoption by God. This adoption confers the rights of sonship on all who believe. In this message, Pastor Lutzer portrays the role of the Father, the Spirit, and the Son in our spiritual adoption. Whatever we face today, God has already welcomed us into an eternal family.
July 11, 2023
From before the foundation of the Earth, God chose to adopt us as His sons and daughters. We have no idea all that God has prepared for us. In this message, Pastor Lutzer highlights the status all Christians have. When we believe in Christ, we enter into all the benefits of our adoption.
July 10, 2023
The Bible tells believers to “walk in the Spirit.” When we are filled with the Spirit, we enjoy the fruit He brings. In this message, Pastor Lutzer describes three distinctives of Christians filled with the Spirit. The people of the world can’t receive the Spirit, so what makes Christians different?
July 7, 2023
Some of the gifts God gives His children might seem intangible. But the Father sends a Helper who personally indwells all believers, the Holy Spirit. In this message from John 14, Pastor Lutzer explores four ministries of the Holy Spirit to Christians learning to yield to Him. How do we begin to get the benefits of the Spirit?
July 6, 2023
We don’t always wake up in the morning with a heart for God. What if our failures, guilt, and shortcomings overwhelm us? In this message, Pastor Lutzer gives us four characteristics of the gift of Christ’s righteousness granted to believers. In Christ, there’s nothing we can do to make Him love us more or less.
July 5, 2023
The standard God sets for us to gain eternal life is unreachable: perfection. Only His righteousness is perfect. In this message from Romans 3, Pastor Lutzer gets to the basic truth about our condition, falling short of God’s glory. But God credits Christ’s righteousness to us that we may stand before Him without guilt or shame.
July 4, 2023
Believers can be sure that no event in their lives can take place outside of God’s knowledge and plan. But does God predetermine who’s to be saved? In this message, Pastor Lutzer points to two realities occurring at salvation, uncovering what predestination means biblically. We are incredibly valuable in God’s sight—and that’s a gift from Him.
July 3, 2023
Salvation is more than just a ticket to heaven when we die. From before creation, God predestined Christians to redemption and salvation. In this message, Pastor Lutzer notes two facts in Ephesians 1 about God choosing people unto life. Since we don’t deserve His grace, is God’s choosing of us arbitrary?
June 30, 2023
The story of the Reformation is a story of conflict, marked by riots, bloody insurrections, Christians killing each other, and the death of royalty. But the gospel was being heard once again. In this message, Pastor Lutzer captures the impetus of the Presbyterian church in Scotland. Let’s have the same fervor, with love, that the Reformers had for the Gospel.
June 29, 2023
Once a galley slave, John Knox brought the Word of God to Scotland. What’s the historical context and growth of the Reformation in Scotland? In this message, Pastor Lutzer describes three reasons to highlight these events. God uses imperfect saints, and John Knox was a perfect example of imperfect.
June 28, 2023
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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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