Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

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July 8, 2008
Only when men took their first steps into space did we realize how little we are, and how big the universe really is. We sent our frail bodies roaring aloft in cylinders of metal to protect us from the ferocious extremes of space. More than one astronaut remarked how beautiful the earth looks from orbit. A planet designed by God for you and me.

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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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Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees. Once in a while, it is good to pull back the lens and get a wide-angle view. For believers in the race of life, a good question might be, "Just where did this track begin? What was it like before the earth was created?" If you wonder about these things, stay with us.
July 7, 2008
To many, God seems capricious. He heals some, but lets others die. Some get great wealth; others starve. Running life's race means understanding that faith in God lets God set the priorities. Trusting Him does not mean we will always get what we want. Today: developing a faith not based on the here and now.
July 4, 2008
Some people pray and God moves mightily. Others pray and God does not come to their aid. One might ask, "Why pray?" As we run the race of life we need to understand the nature of faith as "the substance of things unseen." Today, developing a faith that is not dependent on what we can see.
July 3, 2008
How do you handle unanswered prayer? What do you do when it seems your requests to God keep bouncing off the ceiling? From time to time, all believers running life's race find themselves wondering "why" when it seems God is not listening. On today's broadcast: lessons from Hebrews chapter 11 on a faith that does not depend on circumstances.
July 2, 2008
Back when you were a child, it hurt when you did wrong and Dad spanked you as punishment. But at least you knew you had a Dad. When God disciplines a sinning child, it hurts as well. But we can be certain of being the sons and daughters of God when we feel His heavy hand. What God does when believers willfully sin is our focus today, so stay with us.
July 1, 2008
Driving along the highway we often see warning signs. To disregard them puts us in real danger of accident and injury. The same is true in the race of life. God has warnings in scripture we'd better face up to, or face the consequences. Today: get ready for some serious stuff from the book of Hebrews.
June 30, 2008
Not every Bible passage is meant to make us feel good. Some verses challenge our natural inclination to take the easy way. Join others on the race of life in taking stock of your spiritual condition, as today we come face to face with a stern warning from the book of Hebrews.
June 27, 2008
It is one thing to agree that the sacrifice of Christ was enough to pay for our sins. It is another to make that real in our lives. Today: join others running life's race in learning how the price Jesus paid on the cross can impact your life and mine, now, and forever, and why that one payment is of infinite value to God.
June 26, 2008
When Jesus said "It is finished," He was declaring the awful price of sin paid in full, for all time, for all who believe. Those who run life's race dogged by guilt can know forgiveness and pardon, because Jesus made what is truly "the supreme sacrifice." Nothing we could ever do can add anything to the value of the payment He has made.
June 25, 2008
Ever been burdened by a crushing debt you could not pay? Now imagine the relief you would feel if someone else paid it for you. Think of your mortgage balance cancelled, your credit card statements reading "zero owed." Now think of Christ saying "It is Finished." He was declaring the price for your sins "paid in full." Today, we explore the depth of those sacred words from the cross.
June 24, 2008
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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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