Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Getting Parenting Right, Part 3 of 3

May 25, 2012
The story of the prodigal son is really the story of two prodigals. One left in rebellion, the other stayed in rebellion. The elder brother was angry that his father had mercy on his younger brother. Today we'll take another look into Jesus' parable which illustrates how the Father in heaven relates to His children, even when those children go astray.

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Perhaps no parable of Jesus has drawn as many tears as that of the prodigal son. That's because we are all prodigals. When the father greets and forgives his returning son, we see how much God desires to forgive His children and receive them back into fellowship. We understand our own tendency to wander, and we can rejoice that God wants us to return home.
May 24, 2012
When the Bible tells a story, it always rings true to human experience. This is very clear in the story of the prodigal son. How should a parent react when a child goes his or her own way, knowing that the end game for that child will be sorrow? In yet another remarkable parable, we can learn some major spiritual truth about the Father and His treatment of us. This truth gives us a picture of the kind of parents we should be.
May 23, 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.
May 22, 2012
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
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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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