Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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December 14, 2007
TV shows, books, and magazines all tell us that angels come to us in disguise to surprise us with wonderful experiences. But believers running life's race know that these "surprises" really come from fallen angels, or demons. Real angels do not have time to give us warm, fuzzy feelings. They have a job to do: carrying out God's orders and serving as ministering spirits to God's people.

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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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You can read lots of books about people's experiences with angelic beings. Problem is, some of those beings are no angels. Believers in life's race know that fallen angels, or demons, do Satan's bidding on planet earth. Real angels serve God, and God alone. Today: signs to help us discern the differences between very real beings who inhabit the spiritual realm we cannot see.
December 13, 2007
Christmas will soon be here, and many of us have angels on the tops of our trees. Pop culture makes much of angels, but who are they? For believers running life's race, God has provided an unseen army of angels, powerful creatures whose duties go far beyond decorating trees. To help us understand them, Dr. Lutzer brings us a series called "The Flurry Of Wings," a study of angels.
December 12, 2007
Whether rich or poor, all of us are equal in one key area. No one has more than twenty-four hours in any given day. Making our time count means spending some of that time in the presence of God. Through prayer we can receive guidance and develop our faith. Then we can navigate the unknowns of life with the One Who knows the end from the beginning.
December 11, 2007
Waiting for God...it goes against our instincts. When something needs to be done, most of us want to jump in and do it. But waiting for His timing guarantees that things happen at the right time. Waiting for God means investing time every day in prayer: seeking His face, and seeking His direction. Today: how David survived the decade between becoming King and actually being King.
December 10, 2007
These are days of "instant:" instant coffee, instant internet, instant news. But lots of things in life are not instant. Patience is only developed when that patience is tried. Whether it is long lines at the grocery or long waits for answered prayer, God uses the unplanned "waits" in our lives to mold our character. Today: let us listen to David as he deals with how to handle those times of waiting.
December 7, 2007
When we conceal sin, we pay a heavy price. The weight of guilt can be crushing, and finding forgiveness is crucial. David expressed his journey toward finding forgiveness in Psalm 32. The process involves total honesty with God and with those we have offended. Today: experiencing the freedom that comes in making things right with both God and man.
December 6, 2007
It is the height of folly to think we can hide our sins from God. His gaze can penetrate any attempt to conceal the truth. That is what David found out, and wrote about in Psalm 32. Caught red-handed in great sin, David came clean before God and man. Today: what it takes to be fully forgiven and restored with the God who can see everything we do.
December 5, 2007
Deep down, everyone knows that they fall short of moral perfection. And those who have done great wrong really know it. God has put a conscience within each of us, and violating that conscience exacts a high price. Sin has both immediate and long-term consequences, and only being fully forgiven of sin removes the oppression of self-condemnation that wrongdoers feel.
December 4, 2007
Anyone can rejoice when good things happen, but answer this: can you praise God while lying near death in a hospital? There are many lessons for us in the writings of King David in Psalm 23. One lesson is this: the Good Shepherd is just as with us in bad times as He is in good times. Today: a final look at God as our Shepherd, not just David's shepherd.
December 3, 2007
Though named as King, David was pursued by a jealous King Saul for ten long years, forced to hide in caves. While under pursuit, David developed a faith in God's purposes that enabled him to write, "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." How many of us face our trials with that kind of confidence? Today: more lessons from the most beloved Psalm of them all.
November 30, 2007
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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. 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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