Running to Win
Miles Apart in the Same House, Part 2 of 4 (Til Death Do...11/21/14
When the family unit breaks down, culture itself breaks down. Communication failures affect nearly every marriage at one time or another, and this began quite early in history. In fact, we have record of it in the Garden of Eden.
Miles Apart in the Same House, Part 1 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
The family is an endangered species. Fractured, stressed, broken, dysfunctional, these words describe a crisis in society's most basic unit. This crisis begins when marriages fail.
The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness, Part 4 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
In marriage, two people have to care for each other. This combats our inherent selfishness. In many ways, marriage is a crucible in which character is forged, where happiness is found in pleasing your mate, not yourself.
The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness, Part 3 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
Those who think marriage is a magic door to happiness should note that half of all marriages fail today. God intended marriage to develop character, and a hard heart can break the bonds between a couple if one will not repent.
The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness, Part 2 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
On their wedding day, few starry-eyed couples realize the searchlight that their marriage will be in revealing the character flaws they both have. Being happy is not the purpose of marriage as far as God is concerned.
The Goal is Holiness, Not Happiness, Part 1 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
There is good evidence in the Bible that marriage is more about developing character than insuring a lifetime of bliss. When the rough spots come, and they will, what are couples to take from those experiences?
Those Vows Mean Something, Part 4 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
The purpose of the marriage vow is to make an exclusive commitment to your spouse. If that commitment is not kept, you destroy the trust that a working marriage requires.
Those Vows Mean Something, Part 3 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
The Bible tells us how to make marriages last, and in this message, we will see why living a life of love, purity and honor is the only way this can happen.
Those Vows Mean Something, Part 2 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
In marriage, conflicts arise, and the temptation to split up is often great. What is the glue that can bind two people together when the romantic luster fades? Keeping our commitments can save our marriages and our families.
Those Vows Mean Something, Part 1 of 4 (Til Death Do Us Part)
When marriages break up, many have prenuptial agreements to split up their belongings. Few take seriously the covenants they enter into. This message will go back to the basics of why marriage in God's eyes is a lifetime deal.
Building a Lasting Marriage, Part 3 of 3 (Til Death Do Us Part)
While there were differences between Wanda and Gustav Lutzer, they were never irreconcilable. Their marriage lasted 76 years, when Gustav passed away at age 106. In this message Dr. Erwin Lutzer, their fifth child, tells of their commitment.
Building a Lasting Marriage, Part 2 of 3 (Til Death Do Us Part)
Gustav and Wanda Lutzer celebrated 76 years of marriage in Canada. Their fifth child was Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who is telling their story on Running to Win. He lists five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.
Building a Lasting Marriage, Part 1 of 3 (Til Death Do Us Part)
What keeps a couple together 76 years, surviving war, emigration, deprivation, and material want? This message will tell the story of the parents of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and why their marriage lasted so long.
The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 4 of 4 (Why the...
Jesus said, "I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you abide in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit." Indeed we must bear fruit, or else the cross will be of no effect. It is not what we say or who we vote for; it is what we do.
The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 3 of 4 (Why the...
Jesus renounced His privileges and humbled Himself to the point of permitting His own death. Unless we do the same, we will never reach the lost.
The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 2 of 4 (Why the...
While on earth, Jesus chose to contain His glory and limit His options. And that is the key to how we can bring His message to lost mankind. As we learn why the cross can do what politics cannot, today we will find out how to effectively take the...
The Cross:Our Challenge Before a Watching World, Part 1 of 4 (Why the...
There is a basic problem in evangelism: the world thinks the cross we preach about is foolish, but to us, it is the power of God. How do we bring the message of the cross to a rejecting world?
The Cross:The Basis for Morality, Part 4 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do...
Today's common philosophy is, "if it feels good, do it." But believers know that the cross is a potent reminder of the price of wrong moral choices. Today Pastor Lutzer further explains why the cross is the only basis for morality.
The Cross:The Basis for Morality, Part 3 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do...
Americans are adrift in a sea of moral relativism. We need a moral compass. The cross of Christ is that compass, and the church must live by the cross if our culture is to survive.
The Cross:The Basis for Morality, Part 2 of 4 (Why the Cross Can Do...
What happens when moral standards are set by the will of the majority? It becomes "okay" to kill a baby right before birth, but it is murder to kill one after birth. Confusion reigns and the price tag is devastating.
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