Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Light Shines on a King #2 of 4

September 24, 2010
Paul knew the end game: almost certain death in Rome. But not before he brought the gospel to as many people as possible. The gospel is making its way into the culture of Rome as prisoner Paul is being taken from place to place before being sent to the capital. With Paul went the power of the Holy Spirit, convicting of sin and birthing new life in those who believed. Paul is now handed off to one of the many King Herods.

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What do you do with a political football like Paul? Various Roman leaders punted his case back and forth for two years. Accused of sedition, the Jews wanted him dead. Paul had appealed to Caesar, and ended up in a Caesarea prison. Years passed. Eventually a new governor appeals to Rome’s King in Palestine, Herod Agrippa.  And so the gospel was taken to ever higher government levels.
September 23, 2010
Many people can’t bear to face who they really are. For them, being convicted of sin is an offense, and must be avoided. The Apostle Paul was taken from a Caesarea prison cell and brought before the Roman governor Felix. During their conversation, the Holy Spirit convicted Felix of his sin. But this man would not repent, and told Paul he would see him at a more convenient time: a time which never came.
September 22, 2010
Felix was a Roman governor in Caesarea, Rome’s headquarters in what is now Israel. His job today? Facing Paul. The Apostle Paul ended up being more than just a criminal defendant. Felix and his wife Drusilla found themselves confronted with the gospel, a message that brought their own sins to light. Today we will watch as the gospel works its power in the ancient world.
September 21, 2010
Divine appointments: those times when God arranges for people to hear the gospel and gives them a chance to respond. Felix was a Roman governor whose home base was Caesarea, a city on the Mediterranean Sea. Paul the Apostle was imprisoned there, and was brought before Felix and his wife Drusilla. Today we will hear the story behind this remarkable divine appointment.
September 20, 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.
September 17, 2010
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
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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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