Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Light Shines on a Governor #1 of 4

September 17, 2010
Caesarea lies along the northern shore of Israel facing the Mediterranean. This was the site of a famous confrontation. Paul the Apostle had appealed to Caesar in his conflict with Jewish authorities. This meant facing the Roman governor in ancient Caesarea. As the waves lapped on the nearby shore, Governor Felix came face to face with a man the likes of whom he had never seen.

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It takes passion to win a major race. An athlete trains, sheds unneeded weight, and prepares to face his challengers. Taking the gospel to a resistant culture is no different. Without a passion for the gospel, and for the Lord, tangible results will be hard to come by. The Apostle Paul’s passion was clear. He was ready to die so that his hearers might live.
September 16, 2010
The gospel brings liberty to a culture that has long been bound in tradition. This new liberty is sometimes a problem. Jewish customs were a big deal in Jerusalem, and some new believers there insisted that converts to the Christian faith keep observing Jewish laws. The conflict was sharp, and Paul had to settle an argument that put the outreach of the gospel at risk.
September 15, 2010
What’s your passion? For some, it is making money. For others, it is their art. For Paul, it was the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul rejected the counsel of his peers and went back to Jerusalem after completing two missionary journeys. His determination to settle a church split there drove him into hardship, deprivation, and eventually, execution in Rome. What price would you pay to do God’s will?
September 14, 2010
Some feel that anything goes when it comes to attracting people to attend church. Is this what Jesus would like? Jesus dictated seven evaluations of churches now lost to history, all located in what is now Turkey. They are found in the book of Revelation, and they give us a clear reading on what’s important to the Lord of the church, and what is not.
September 13, 2010
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Indeed, wherever the gospel has gone, light has burst forth into the culture. But sometimes the light is extinguished. Recently, Erwin Lutzer toured the sites of the seven churches of Revelation in what is now Turkey. All of them are long gone. Sand covers their ancient foundations. What happened?
September 10, 2010
The locals had a good thing going, a famous pagan temple, and a good business making souvenir idols for visitors. Ephesus had silversmiths who sold shrines to the goddess Artemis. When Paul showed up with the gospel, business dropped like a rock, and Paul found himself in a riot. In today’s message the gospel impacts culture, and trade, and things get real hot real fast.
September 9, 2010
The last book of the New Testament is Revelation. Early in this book, Jesus dictates letters to seven local churches. One of them was in Ephesus, a city of ruins in modern-day Turkey. Paul brought the gospel here, and found himself in hot water when his message threatened the supremacy of the local pagan deity named Artemis.
September 8, 2010
Christianity is strongest when it is persecuted. If you believe Jesus is worth dying for, your faith will withstand the test. But when oppression comes, local churches can be vanquished. Many churches mentioned in the New Testament were wiped out by the enemies of the gospel. Today, Erwin Lutzer pauses in a study of ancient Corinth to tell some reasons why this may have happened.
September 7, 2010
Often a great way to present the gospel is to just live it out before your co-workers. That is what Paul did. While living in Corinth, he plied his trade of tentmaking, and taught in the local synagogue. Through his efforts a church was born, a church that later received two epistles we still read in the New Testament. Today we listen as the power of the gospel extends further into ancient Greece.
September 6, 2010
Imagine you are a missionary, and you have been sent to a city where the gospel has never been heard. How would you begin? One thing is clear: a wishy-washy message would not get you far. What you would need is a transforming message, laden with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul knew this. Also, he knew the message he bore would transform the lives of all who believed.
September 3, 2010
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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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