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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Goal Is Holiness, Not Happiness #1 of 4

January 15, 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.

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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
Even among Christians, a marriage today has 50-50 odds of succeeding. Now, it's "split up" when the going gets tough. Wanda and Gustav Lutzer bucked the trend by celebrating 76 years of marriage in Canada. Their fifth child is Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who tells their story again on today's program, listing five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.
January 7, 2010
What keeps a couple together for 76 years, surviving war, emigration, deprivation, and material want? Today, you'll hear about some national news in Canada: the story of the parents of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and why their marriage lasted so long. Get set for a heartwarming and challenging broadcast, on this, a very special edition of Running to Win.
January 6, 2010
The church is under attack from all sides. In some cultures, Christians lose their lives for believing in Jesus. The Bible does not promise us a rose garden in this life. But it does assure us of a future kingdom ruled by Jesus, a kingdom of righteousness and justice, and then, an eternity of fellowship with God in heaven. So look up believer! Victory is certain!
January 5, 2010
Sometimes we Christians think times are tough. But they never get as tough as they were for Jesus when He faced the cross... No one was ever brought from such depths and raised to such glory as Jesus. In Psalm 22 we see a man being cruelly put to death, and yet later, He is seen very much alive, praising the name of God in triumph. Today: why God's purposes will always be accomplished.
January 4, 2010
The way things are going these days, it may seem like the church is losing ground to an advancing culture of paganism... It may appear like we're heading toward defeat. But in reality, the power of the gospel cannot be stopped, even by the gates of hell. Today: a reminder that those who name the name of Christ are on the winning side after all.
January 1, 2010
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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.

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