Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Getting Evangelism Right, Part 2 of 3

June 12, 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.

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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
Some of us view courtroom scenes as entertainment. With so many of them on television these days, it’s hard not to. But if you’re in the dock, it’s suddenly very real, especially when there’s a lot at stake. One day, every believer will be on trial for their faithfulness to Christ. What we did with what we were given will be evaluated. Are you ready for your date in the courtroom of Jesus?
June 7, 2012
Every employee is evaluated by his or her boss. Every CEO is being evaluated by his or her stockholders. How we handle today’s small task affects whether or not we’re given a larger task to perform and the rewards that go with it. Jesus taught a parable about faithfulness, and what the perils are for our lack of faithfulness. Today we’ll discuss more spiritual lessons from the words of Jesus.
June 6, 2012
In the Civil War, the South wore gray and the North wore blue. No one was neutral about whose side they were on. In spiritual warfare, you are either in the kingdom of light or the kingdom of darkness. Jesus said “whoever does not gather with Me scatters.” Today, another look at parables that help us fight the good fight during a time when Satan can still cause a lot of trouble.
June 5, 2012
Individualism is a mark of the American spirit. We like to “go it alone.” This doesn’t work in spiritual warfare. Jesus taught through the use of parables or stories. He told of a strong man, and man who was even stronger, whose help is crucial in defeating the merely “strong” man. Today we’ll study more lessons on why we can’t go it alone. We can only defeat Satan in the name and power of Jesus.
June 4, 2012
Talk about missing the point! Jesus casts out a demon, and His critics argue about how He cast it out. Nevermind that a man was freed from a lifetime of oppression. Then Jesus used the parable of a strong man to explain how we should fight battles in the spiritual realm. Let’s discuss the story, and the lessons we can learn.
June 1, 2012
In the modern era, few seriously believe the idea of evil spirits inhabiting people. They call it mental illness. But demons are very real. Jesus drove demons out of many people, freeing them from self-destruction. There is an unseen spiritual realm — a realm of conflict between the powers of darkness and the powers of light. Today we'll learn lessons from the Master Teacher on how to fight this battle.
May 31, 2012
It's tough to let go of our inborn desire for fairness. "Why can't I have what the other guy has?" In God's Kingdom, it's different. He choose to give some of His children more than others — more abilities, more money, and better health. When we realize that it's the Giver who makes the call, we've come a long way toward understanding how God rewards His people.
May 30, 2012
Jesus told of a landowner who hired men to work in his vineyard. In this parable fairness is the issue. The pay was the same whether a man worked all day or just for the last hour. The bottom line is that the landowner can pay whatever he wants to pay, since each man got what was promised. Listen as Dr. Lutzer explains how this parable should be interpreted.
May 29, 2012
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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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