Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Believing in the Harvest #2 of 3

July 29, 2010
Do you enjoy every chance to put something in the offering plate at church?  Some people find offering time troubling.  They may give, but only grudgingly, or, to not appear cheap in the eyes of others.   What’s your reason to contribute?  The Bible tells us that God loves a cheerful giver.  What kind of giver are you?  What kind am I?  Today, we’ll find out.

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Some laws are built into the fabric of creation. One is the law of sowing and reaping, well known to all who plant crops. Sow sparingly, and that is all you will reap. Sow generously, and you will get a larger yield. This principle also applies in giving to God’s work. Today we hear a few lessons on finances from the Apostle Paul to the church in ancient Corinth. These lessons are no less valid now than they were then.
July 28, 2010
How we handle money says an awful lot about who we are. Some of us hoard it, others gladly invest it in God’s work. Sure, the economy may be down. But God is still faithful, and He will honor our choice to put resources where “moth and rust cannot corrupt.” Today we look at a few lessons we can take home from a parable of Jesus about wise money management.
July 27, 2010
Many point to high-risk investments gone sour that led to the severe downturn in the US and even global economies. Our becoming shrewd managers of money was the point of a parable of Jesus in Luke chapter sixteen. The lessons are clear, we need to use worldly wealth in a way that brings eternal dividends.
July 26, 2010
Egypt buried its Pharaohs with incredible wealth. It was assumed that they’d need it in the life to come. Are we like this? Some people hold on to their money until their knuckles turn white. It’s only when realizing that we do not own anything that true financial freedom comes. We are only managers of God’s wealth. And investing in His Kingdom brings a guaranteed return beyond our imagination.
July 23, 2010
It’s just common sense: no one takes a risk in the stock market unless they think the risk is worth the potential gain. Even in times of downturn, the principle of return on investment, or ROI, remains crucial. And when investing in the Kingdom of God, it is no less vital. Today: some lessons on investing the money we have, money that actually belongs to someone else.
July 22, 2010
Interest rates are time-dependent. The longer your money earns interest, the more it compounds. The widow who put two mites in the temple treasury could not imagine the ultimate sum her gift would draw in the bank of heaven. But God knew, and no doubt, He will reward her for the faith it took to give all she had. How much faith do we have in these uncertain times?
July 21, 2010
“What difference would my dime make, when those around me are tossing in twenty dollar bills?”  Ever feel this way at offering time? Rich givers are vital in getting major kingdom projects paid for.  Still, it was a giver with limited resources that caught the eye of Jesus in the temple courts.  A poor widow’s selfless choice to give is now well-known by millions who have learned from her example.
July 20, 2010
The right to privacy is held dear by many people, especially people who want their financial dealings kept secret.But there is no privacy from the eyes of God. He knows our needs, and, our resources. He knows what we give, and what we withhold. He’s watching when the offering plate goes by, even when the economy is tanking.
July 19, 2010
When fundraising time rolls around at your church, attention often goes to those who can give large sums toward a project. But God’s attention may well go to that person who only has five dollars to their name. That gift might mean much more to the Lord than the five thousand dollars given by a rich man. Today: a story in the Bible that proves that very point.
July 16, 2010
Some Christians are blessed with amazing financial resources. What they may not realize is why God allowed them to have so much.  When Egypt let Israel go, they loaded them up with all they needed.  They would later find out why.  God wanted them to learn how to give.  Today, more lessons from the book of Exodus on giving as worship, and why we need to learn them.
July 15, 2010
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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. 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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