Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Getting Forgiveness Right, Part 3 of 3

May 22, 2012
One parable of Jesus has a dire warning for those who refuse to forgive others from the heart. These are some of Jesus' hardest words to process. Today we will take a careful look at what the Bible means when it says that God will not forgive us if we fail to forgive others. Take a moment to work through this crucial teaching with us.

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Being forgiven is not like receiving a get-out-of-jail-free card in Monopoly. Being forgiven puts you under obligation. In Matthew 18, Jesus taught that you must forgive others just as you have been forgiven. Today we will hear about the heart attitude we should have once we experience the forgiveness of God.
May 21, 2012
When someone wrongs you, you may react with resentment. That resentment can lead to a wellspring of bitterness in your soul, and that bitterness can ruin your life. Jesus was clear about our need to forgive. In a parable from the book of Matthew, He outlined the key principles that should guide us as we wrestle with wrongs we have done, and with wrongs others have done to us.
May 18, 2012
Fathers invariably respond to the requests of their kids. In a parable, Jesus says it is the same with God the Father. God is eager to answer the cries of His children. "Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find," He said. Today we will study the subject of prayer, which, for many, is a subject of mystery.
May 17, 2012
To teach His disciples how God responds to our prayers, Jesus told a parable about a man who needed bread. The man went to a friend at midnight to get food and because of his boldness, he was given some. Jesus teach us to be bold when praying to the Father. He said, "Ask, and it will be given to you." We will probe the mystery of prayer in the simple words spoken by Jesus.
May 16, 2012
For some, prayer is a mystery. Does God really listen? Does prayer make a difference in everday life? Jesus left us a pattern for prayer — an outline of how we are to approach God. When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, He prayed what we call "The Lord's Prayer".
May 15, 2012
Jesus taught that it takes several things to bring a person to faith in Christ. It takes seed — the Word of God. It takes a sower — a faithful believer communicating his or her faith. And it takes receptive soil — something only God can provide. In today's message, Dr. Lutzer will summarize the great lessons Jesus gave us in this well-known parable.
May 14, 2012
Not every word of witnessing results in someone's immediate conversion. The parable of the sower teaches us about different kinds of soil. When the seed of the Gospel is sown, it can land in receptive soil, or soil that won't allow the seed to germinate. Today we'll study more lessons on the good soil — soil where it's accepted and grows.
May 11, 2012
In a well-known parable, Jesus compared the spreading of the Gospel to the way a sower spreads seed on the ground. Believers realize that it's not their skill that brings people to Jesus. The grows if, and only if, God gives the increase — just as Paul wrote to the Corinthian church. Let's take a closer look at the sower and the soils into which the seed is sown.
May 10, 2012
Not everybody in the crowd understood Jesus when He taught. He used stories to teach — stories we call parables. The parables used real-life situations to depict spiritual truth. The crowds heard illustrations of farmers, servants, prodigal sons, and those who tended to vineyards. Today we begin a series on ten of these parables, beginning with the sower and his seed.
May 9, 2012
Most people go about their everyday lives with no regard for the eternity they'll face as sheep or goats. When Jesus spoke of coming judgment in Matthew 25, He made it clear that there are only two destinies for any of us. Today we'll hear some concluding thoughts about the future and why today is the day to believe on Christ — the only One who can save us.
May 8, 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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