Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When Doctrine Determines Your Destiny Part 3

June 13, 2023

What is the measure of a man? Many people overplay Martin Luther’s positive contributions and overlook any negatives. In this message, Pastor Lutzer offers an evenhanded evaluation of Luther’s life, teaching, and accomplishments. Despite Luther’s flaws, he was greatly used by God.

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Martin Luther escaped almost certain death after his testimony at the Diet of Worms. While hiding in the Wartburg castle, he translated the New Testament into the common German language. In this message, Pastor Lutzer unwraps this landmark accomplishment. Why was the Luther translation so significant?
June 12, 2023
The Reformation upset centuries of accumulated religious tradition. The church in Martin Luther's day was resistant to change, going after him with a vengeance. In this message, Pastor Lutzer paints a picture of Luther’s trial at the Diet of Worms. Martin Luther is known for his Ninety-Five Theses, but he also planted the seeds for religious freedom.
June 9, 2023
Who gave up all he knew about religion, to break free from centuries of confusion about the Gospel? Martin Luther. In this message, Pastor Lutzer reveals the historical background of Luther’s ninety-five theses, answering questions about the Reformation and the doctrines of the faith. Let’s uncover the treasures of the Gospel.
June 8, 2023
Many people these days have no sense of their own sin. But in the 1500's, Martin Luther had an acute sense of his own unrighteousness. In this message from Romans, Pastor Lutzer describes how the righteousness of Christ can be credited to us. If salvation is from God, what do we contribute?
June 7, 2023
At key moments in time, men arise who are destined to change the tides of history. In the sixteenth century, the traditions of the church had become corrupted. In this message, Pastor Lutzer introduces us to Martin Luther, who gave himself without reservation to all the rigorous practices of monastic life. Would he find relief from his guilt and despair?
June 6, 2023
The corruption of the Roman Catholic Church was spreading. The efforts of John Wycliff, Jan Hus, Erasmus, and Savonarola laid crucial groundwork for a major breakaway yet to come. In this message, Pastor Lutzer draws two lessons from the early Reformers. These men prepared the way for the Gospel to be unearthed from Medieval traditions.
June 5, 2023
The Reformation had many heroes. The early Reformers opposed church corruption, provided a new edition of the Greek, and opposed rampant sensuality. In this message, we meet Jan Hus, Erasmus, and Savonarola. For defying the church of their day, they would pay for it dearly. 
June 2, 2023
The Roman Catholic Church of the Middle Ages had veered way off course into corruption and doctrinal error.  Before Luther, God was already raising up men to speak the truth. In this message, Pastor Lutzer introduces us to John Wycliffe. By making the Bible available to the common man, a much wider and more drastic reform would soon take place.
June 1, 2023
Our world is suffering, and much of it can be traced to an absence of integrity. We need to instill in ourselves and our children the importance of a sound character—of integrity. In this message, we mark five characteristics of a person of integrity. What does it take to honor our friendships and speak the truth even when it hurts us?
May 31, 2023
It’s in great demand, but in short supply. People of integrity are honest and forthright, and they have the reputations to prove it. In this message from Psalm 15, we define integrity through five descriptions of our lives and hearts. How do we discern a true person of integrity?
May 30, 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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