Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Those Vows Mean Something #2 of 4

January 12, 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.

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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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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
It would be a long journey from tending sheep in the desert to commanding Egypt's pharaoh, "Let my people go." Moses was molded by God through four decades in a desert to ultimately lead Israel out of bondage into freedom. Your life's road may be rocky at times as well. But it's those desert lessons that prepare us to be used by God in ways we cannot imagine.
December 31, 2009
If life was a bed of roses, we'd never appreciate how good roses smell. For Moses, the desert gave him that appreciation.... Herding sheep was Moses' lot for 40 years, a time during which God was preparing him for leadership beyond his wildest dreams. And many of us are now in the desert, learning lessons for a future day when we will understand why we needed to learn them.
December 30, 2009
In a failing economy, some executives find themselves waiting on tables at restaurants. They've got a friend in Moses.... For Moses, the economy failed when he fled the court of Pharaoh after murdering an Egyptian. Once in line for the throne, now he's tending sheep, a job he would live on for 40 years in a barren desert. Today: how to handle being over-qualified.
December 29, 2009
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Featured Offer

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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