Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Christ, The Lord Of Our Talents #2 of 3

May 30, 2008
Remember high school gym class? Perhaps you never did well in those track events, but the coach kept urging you to do your best. Although we are not equal in abilities, we are equal in our obligation to use our abilities for God wisely. In Bible times, a talent was a large sum of money. Today it signifies an ability. Either way, the parable of the talents shows us how to manage what we have got.

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We are not all made the same. Some are more talented than others. But all believers run life's race toward a heavenly goal. We are all given gifts and abilities. But it is how we use them, not how many we have got, that determines the outcome of our race. Rather than complain about what we do not have, let us focus today on how to best use what we have been given.
May 29, 2008
At the race track, coaches watch their athletes, stopwatches in hand. Because for a runner, time is how victory is measured. The same is true for Christians in life's race. How we use our time determines our effectiveness for God. At the end of this life, we will be judged on our deeds...deeds that took place as the clock ticked off the minutes, days, and years.
May 28, 2008
Track and field athletes get very familiar with the stopwatch. Their training is a regimen to improve their times, until they win. For the Christian, time is a vital, non-renewable resource. Like a coin, it can only be spent once. How we spend it requires wisdom from God. Why not invest the next fifteen minutes learning how to best use your time?
May 27, 2008
In a race, no time can be wasted. Runners pace themselves, knowing that winners only win by a fraction of a second. For Christians running life's race, the clock is also relentless. Once gone, time cannot be reclaimed. The Bible teaches believers to be "redeeming the time, for the days are evil." Time must be used wisely every day. To see why, stay with us.
May 26, 2008
Here is some good news: it is never too late. No matter how badly you have blown it, God wants you back. Do you believe this? Many people find themselves along the side of the road instead of running life's race at top speed. They are burdened with guilt, or oppressed with the knowledge that they have failed God as well as man. Today: we will take a look back at a series designed to give you hope.
May 23, 2008
It is a vicious cycle: human conflict tends to spawn more conflict. There is no end to "getting even" until someone gives up. One of the deepest ruts on the racetrack of life is carved out when you are the victim of someone's vengeance...someone who may never forgive you. Today: the counseling room is open...you are about to get some biblical advice on what to do.
May 22, 2008
When you try to swat a bee, be sure he will try to sting you. And when you hurt other people, they may just try to hurt you back. One thing kids learn real quick is how to get even. Taking revenge is a natural reaction when we are offended. But the Scriptures command us to not seek revenge. Today: rising above our instincts and allowing God to be the one who makes things right.
May 21, 2008
Someone has said, "I love the church…it is the people in it I cannot stand." Whenever people interact, people can have conflict. The Apostle Paul wrote, "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men." This means extending forgiveness and seeking reconciliation when conflicts arise. Today: some practical "how-to" advice.
May 20, 2008
It seems that conflict is inevitable. Even if we do no wrong, someone out there is all set to do some wrong to us. Resolving the resulting conflicts can be as painful as it is necessary. We must extend forgiveness even when every emotion in us tells us to "get even" instead. Today: more practical counsel on reconciliation: making things right with God and man.
May 19, 2008
When we have been hurt, our first instinct is often to "get even." In one sense, there is a time and place for getting even. After we have sought reconciliation with someone we have hurt, there may be the need to make things right...to pay back what is owed...to undo the damage we have done. Today: advice on how to repair a broken relationship so that it stays fixed.
May 16, 2008
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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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