Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Seductive Power Of Desire Part 1

March 3, 2023

As media users, we can form dangerous habits, even in our own homes. The heart is designed for God, but we are all tempted by sinful desires. In this message from James 1, we recognize three stages of sin’s deception. Freedom from the lure of sin starts each morning before we get out of bed. 

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Billions are spent in provocative advertising. As sinners surrounded by media choices, it’s no surprise that immorality is rampant. In this message, we learn three ways we can responsibly guard our hearts.. As Pastor Lutzer says, “There are some things we cannot help seeing, but we cannot let our hearts go there.”
March 2, 2023
We live in a consuming media culture that can draw us away from God. But Christians are called to guard their hearts. In this message, we name three myths about today’s media culture: it’s neutral, it doesn’t affect us, and we can control it. Can believers embrace the challenge of detoxing from screens?
March 1, 2023
Guilt is disorienting. When we go astray, we must come clean with the issues before we can move forward confidently with God. In this message from Psalm 51, we are introduced to four attributes of God that helped David put his past behind him. Do we believe God can give us a new beginning?
February 28, 2023
Many of us have made mistakes in the past that weigh us down with a burden of guilt. King David took a wrong turn by committing adultery and murder. In this message, we perceive four ways to avoid making wrong turns. What if we dealt with our sin and regained our focus?
February 27, 2023
Believers need God’s power to destroy Satan’s strongholds, overcoming the past and looking forward to the future. What does it take to be effective in spiritual battle? In this message from Ephesians 6, we arm ourselves for warfare praying. We access God’s spiritual power through prayer.
February 24, 2023
Many attempt to channel false power through astrology, horoscopes, séances, Ouija boards, tarot cards, and occultic practices. But the simple prayer of faith unlocks the true power of God. In this message, we consider how all three members of the Trinity are involved in effective prayer. Only God can demolish strongholds.
February 23, 2023
We’ve all met Christians who experience the stronghold of fear. Satan attempts to gain a foothold by whispering condemning lies or luring us with New Age ideas. In this message, we lay hold of five principles to overcome Satanic influence. Let’s press on to be who God wants us to be.
February 22, 2023
The enemy of our souls conspires to ruin both our pasts and our futures. Satan’s strategy is to implant enticing thoughts which become obsessions and strongholds. In this message, we assess four steps Satan uses to manipulate us according to the weakness of our flesh. But there is a way to true freedom.
February 21, 2023
If we’ve never dealt with the abuse in our background, it constantly interrupts all attempts at normal living. The trauma of abuse results in anger, guilt, bitterness, hatred, and shame. In this message, Jesus declares He is the fulfillment of Isaiah 61. Jesus can free us, vindicate us, and comfort us.
February 20, 2023
Abuse takes many forms—physical, verbal, sexual. The abuser can be a parent, partner, teacher, coach, or friend. In this message from Luke 4, we consider how Jesus can free the brokenhearted from the destructive control, power, and authority of an abuser. Healing is not an instant event, but it is possible.
February 17, 2023
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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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