Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Getting Spiritual Warfare Right, Part 2 of 4

June 1, 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.

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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
If life were fair, everybody would have the same salary. Everybody would have the same kind of house. But life is not fair. Through a parable, Jesus taught His disciples about the rewards which are handed out in the Kindgom of God. At first glance, what He taught seems quite unfair. Let's look beneath the surface of the words of Jesus and see the life-changing truth that upends our innate sense of fairness.
May 28, 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.
May 25, 2012
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
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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series 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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