Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

You've Been Chosen Forever #4of 4

May 4, 2010
None of us chose to be born to our parents. It would be folly to think we could've had a say in coming into this world. The birth process into God's family is no different. Peter says, "as newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word." God graciously makes sure we are spiritually born, and then provides the resources we need to grow in that grace as His children.

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Those who believe in Jesus and have found new life all share a common reality: they were chosen by God in eternity past. Before they were born, God knew they would share in His eternal kingdom. This would involve forgiving their sins and declaring them to be as righteous as His Son. If life now seems uncertain, know this: your future is as secure as the God who will make sure you get there.
May 3, 2010
Trying to understand fully the mind of God is a bit like taking a drink from a firehose. There's way too much for us to grasp. Comprehending His purposes in the crucial area of personal salvation is something we need to come to grips with. In the majestic eighth chapter of Romans, the matter is at the core of Paul's teaching. Today: a clear look at what, for many, is a hard-to-understand part of the Christian faith.
April 30, 2010
These days, seeker-friendly churches are everywhere. We assume people will seek God, if we make them comfortable. As a believer matures in the faith, he or she comes to realize that salvation is not so much a result of our seeking God as it is the result of God choosing us first. Listen to learn why, if God had not done this, none of us would ever have chosen Him.
April 29, 2010
Some people face adversity with a dour disposition. "What next," they say. Such people don't see a larger Hand at work. The hand of God moves in the lives of His people to bring about good even when the circumstances are bad. Through the eye of faith, we who know Him can be sure that a better day is coming, and we can live triumphantly no matter what comes our way.
April 28, 2010
"All things work together for good to them who love God..." does this promise include tragedy and disasters? It's easy to see God's hand when blessings are flowing, it's tougher when all we sense is bad news. Today we look at some ways God uses life's rough spots to fashion in us the character He desires to see. Stay tuned for more from a famous chapter in the book of Romans.
April 27, 2010
Some call them delusional. They gaze in wonder at believers who accept even tragedy as part of a greater good. Only a Christian can be certain that all of life is heading toward a future glory. That's why a believer can know that all things, even the bad things, work together for good for those who love God. For a challenging message on a famous Bible verse, please stay with us.
April 26, 2010
When the economy worsens, many find themselves suffering for the first time. No job, foreclosure, fear for the future. Christians get socked by life's reversals like anyone else. But there is a crucial difference. The believer knows he or she has a permanent home where no foreclosure is possible and where all suffering will end. Today: why we never groan alone when experiencing trials.
April 23, 2010
Someone once said, "Once you're 60, if it doesn't hurt, it doesn't work." Well, as we believers age, we long for heaven. We long to be free of the limitations of this body, and from the pain we often endure. Suffering is a lot easier to bear when we have hope for a future day when all suffering will cease. That's the hope Paul speaks of in the marvelous eighth chapter of Romans.
April 22, 2010
The rain falls on the just and the unjust, as humans, none of us escapes times of pain, sorrow, or deprivation. It's tough to be optimistic when slogging through life's tough times. Some people try to grin and bear it; others crack under the pressure. Christians can have a different perspective: looking toward a future glory that makes our present suffering infinitesimal in comparison.
April 21, 2010
"The Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs. joint heirs with Christ." That's the teaching of Romans chapter 8, a promise for believers of being given the riches of heaven despite being unworthy sinners. Just like a father gives gifts to his kids, God invites His children into the throne room to partake of His bounty.
April 20, 2010
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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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