Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Getting Eternity Right, Part 4 of 4

June 22, 2012
Eons of time, the phrase, in the Greek language, means “into the ages of the ages.” We invest heavily in the few years we have on Earth. But most of us invest very little in the life that follows. Jesus made it clear that we need to reset our priorities and live with the view of eternal life in front of us.

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The parables of Jesus cut to the deepest level of human motivation. In the story of the rich fool, greed was one issue, but covetousness was another. None of us is free from the grip of wanting more. If this sin blocks our view of what’s really important, our very eternity is at stake. What we can take home from a parable is as meaningful today as it was when spoken two millennia ago.
June 21, 2012
Most Americans have more stuff stashed in their garages and closets than they will ever use. Jesus told of a man who had too much stuff and needed bigger barns to hold it all. The man’s error was assuming his stuff was all he needed. The man didn’t realize that his deepest need was for something his barns could never hold.
June 20, 2012
There is no U-Haul following your hearse to the cemetery. As the saying goes, “you can’t take it with you.” Jesus told a story about a man who had a lot, but wanted a lot more. It was this man who said “eat, drink and be merry.” The parable is chilling, because that night his life was demanded of him. If there’s one thing you want to get right, it’s where you will spend eternity.
June 19, 2012
In a shaky market, people wonder where they can place money to get a decent return. These days, options are few. Jesus taught a lesson on ultimate investments in a parable recorded in Luke’s gospel. He counsels believers to invest in God’s kingdom, because only in eternity will the true interest rate be on display.
June 18, 2012
Common investment advice is to buy low and sell high. In other words, get as much financial return as possible. In good times, stocks and bonds run hot. In shaky times, silver and gold look safer. Jesus taught that the best possible return can only be gotten by investing our money for eternal dividends. Today we’ll discuss the rationale behind the statement, “you can take it with you.”
June 15, 2012
A wealthy man had a manager he decided to fire. Before he left, the manager cut some deals with his master’s creditors. The deals were meant to curry favor so that the manager would have options once his job ended. Jesus made this scenario the subject of a parable about investments, and today, we’ll decipher why Christ commended a man who acted improperly.
June 14, 2012
Jesus told a story of a great banquet where invited guests all had excuses for not attending. So the host changed his plans. He invited the poor, the crippled — those who would never expect such a treat, and who could never repay him. This parable has parallels in how we approach telling people about the gospel, so let’s explore how best to understand it.
June 13, 2012
When you get a letter from Queen Elizabeth inviting you to a royal event, it’s expected that you’ll show up. Jesus told of a banquet where a lot of people didn’t show up. Their excuses didn’t amuse the host, and so he scoured the countryside for people to dine at his table. This parable is a picture of the offer of the gospel to a lost mankind.
June 12, 2012
Some Christians view evangelism as a chore, with no clue as to how much God’s heart is gladdened when they do it. Jesus told a parable about a man hosting a banquet. When the invited guests begged off, he found anyone he could to sit at his table. God seeks the lost just like this man sought people to feed. Today we’ll look at an inspiring lesson on reaching people with the gospel.
June 11, 2012
In a parable, Jesus told of the responses made by three servants when their master gave them money to invest. Two made substantial returns on the money and were rewarded. The third wrapped his in a piece of cloth and felt the wrath of his master. Today we’ll study an interpretation of this parable that likens the money to the gospel, and how we spread that gospel to others.
June 8, 2012
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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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