Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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October 7, 2009
Tension...quarrels...fights...at one time or another, all of us find ourselves in conflict with someone else. It's no fun. Even Christians have a dark side...desires within that can snare us on the race of life. The Bible says, "Take heed, lest you fall." Any of us can tumble off the spiritual mountaintop, because the war within each believer is very real.

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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.

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The track you're running on may look okay, but lurking ahead is a trap. One wrong step and you're on a side road...permanently. The world is no friend to the committed Christian. Temptations abound which can ruin your life and the lives of others. Today: a big-picture view of a great battle...as the enemy of your soul seeks to do you in. Heed the warnings for the road ahead...and stay with us.
October 6, 2009
The Christian life: joy, assurance, and deep satisfaction. But it's also a life of suffering. Can these co-exist? Today, we'll learn why faith always leads to ultimate victory, but may not change our immediate circumstances. We'll come full-circle in our series on unanswered prayer, and then, find ourselves content with the God to Whom we pray.
October 5, 2009
We Americans have short attention spans. We're used to soundbite news, fast food, and immediate solutions to problems. However, many people pray for years, asking God for deliverance from appalling situations. The answers never seem to come. So, faith is not getting what we want...faith says we accept what God gives us. Please stay tuned.
October 2, 2009
All around us are people with long term health issues...issues that seem to have no resolution, short of divine healing. But when these people pray for healing, the answer appears to be an ongoing "no." They hear the verse, "my strength is made perfect in weakness," and sadly wish that their answer had been "here's the healing you seek." Are you disappointed with God today? Stay with us.
October 1, 2009
When Christians find themselves in a time of need, they naturally pray for God to provide. Sometimes the answer is "no...." How we then react is crucial. We must come to understand that even the "no" answers are still answers, and that God is fully aware of our needs and what is best for us. Today: why our faith can grow even when the answer is no.
September 30, 2009
When we earnestly pray for something we believe to be in God's will, and find the answer to be "no," what do we do? First, remember that you're in good company. The Apostle Paul had a great need...he sought the Lord repeatedly for relief. But the answer was "No, My grace is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness." Today: more about what to do when the answer is "no."
September 29, 2009
It's tough taking "no" for an answer. As children, we all felt those "no's," when our parents chose to deny our requests. As children of God, there are times when the answer to a prayer of ours is a clear "no." We have a choice: these times can either make us resentful, or, they can increase our faith. Today: how to react and respond when God denies a petition we make to Him.
September 28, 2009
When it seems our nation is ripping away from its moorings, we as believers need to understand the prophet Habakkuk. This prophet lived in a time of turmoil not unlike our own. His small book in the Old Testament is a remarkable one-way dialog with God, a dialog that reveals the prophet's own journey of faith from frustration to the calm assurance that God is in charge.
September 25, 2009
Habakkuk the prophet might as well have been writing in our day. Many of his observations belong on the front page. It's easy to feel trapped with no way out. Evildoers are having a field day and the foundations of the nation are being torn apart. Yet, in the midst of turmoil, the prophet has a burst of faith that God is still in charge, just as He is for the USA.
September 24, 2009
America looks a lot like the Israel that Habakkuk the prophet had to deal with. Things are bad and getting worse. The prophet's dialogs with God reveal a man wrestling with how God could seemingly be out of touch with how tough things really were. Today, we'll get into the heart of the prophet's complaint as we learn lessons on praying during dark times.
September 23, 2009
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The King Is Coming
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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