Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Prodigal Who Came Home Part 2

February 6, 2023

There’s no one too far gone for God, even when we are determined to hold out. In Luke 15, the prodigal son ran to the “far country,” blowing away his inheritance. In this message, we glean hope from real life stories of prodigals. What does it take for a prodigal to reverse directions?

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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.

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Even a loved and nurtured child can grow up to be a prodigal. When we are living in sin, we become lost in an illusion of control. In this message, we count the steps that take prodigals in the wrong direction. Jesus’ story of the original prodigal can bring hope to anyone far from God.
February 3, 2023
When a parent loses their moral influence, the effects are sobering. This was evident in King David’s dysfunctional family. In this message, we heed five warnings from the life of his rebellious son, Absalom. For any parents of prodigals, what leads someone to return home in repentance?
February 2, 2023
In many families, prodigals persist in their rebellion. Fueled by King David’s sin and passivity, Absalom embodies a prodigal who goes against his father. In this message, we glean insights from Absalom’s vengeful life. Even with our hardened hearts, can the Spirit lead prodigals home?
February 1, 2023
How do we experience God’s transforming power to change us from the inside out? The Bible cuts to the core of our being, showing us who we are and who God is. In this message, we learn to attend to God’s Word in two practical ways: confession and meditation. The Scriptures are alive and active, exposing and healing us. 
January 31, 2023
In an uncertain world, the Bible is alive and active. But there are many people, even Christians, who don’t see this power because they don’t access it by engaging with God’s Word. In this message from Psalm 19 and Hebrews 4, we discover the character and power of God’s Word. Let’s discover the most personal reason to trust the Bible. 
January 30, 2023
Why does the Catholic church have some additional books not found in the Protestant Bible? This and many other questions surround the origin of the Scriptures. In this message, we affirm why the Bible alone is the basis for our faith and practice. God superintended the process to reveal Himself to us. 
January 27, 2023
Where did the Bible originate? Many question how we know which books should be accepted as qualified Scripture. In this message, we’re introduced to God’s providence in preserving the Scriptures throughout the ages. It was not merely dictated or constructed by humans.
January 26, 2023
Our minds cannot grasp the immensity of the universe, let alone explain its origin. Creation displays the glory of God. In this message, we identify two necessary attributes of a Creator God. Could the same God, who created the universe in all its intricacy, care enough to reach down to us? 
January 25, 2023
Despite the evidence, many scientists reject a divine hand in creation. Yet natural processes cannot spontaneously exist, and chance is not orderly. In this message, we consider the precision and accuracy of God’s creation of an inhabitable earth. We were created by God for His pleasure.
January 24, 2023
Many who doubt the Scriptures need to deal with the Christ who had no doubts about them. We must either believe Him or reject what He says and the Bible He quotes. In this message, we’re invited to grow in our confidence of the Scriptures. We need somebody who has the qualifications to speak on behalf of God.
January 23, 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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