Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The High Cost of Reconciliation #4 of 4

June 17, 2009
"Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven," Jesus said. Is He saying that man can tell God what to do? This verse from Matthew 18 has been controversial for centuries. Today, Erwin Lutzer will explain what this scripture means, and how it relates to the task we all have of seeking reconciliation between those in conflict. For some helpful insights, listen with us.

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What do you do when a fellow believer sins and will not repent? Jesus told us what to do: invoke church discipline. It's never easy to confront a sinning Christian, so Jesus gave us teaching on how and when to do the necessary task of bringing that brother back to repentance and fellowship. Today: a look at the end game of reconciliation: what to do when nothing else works.
June 16, 2009
Someone said, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." That's so true when it comes to reconciliation. People will stay divided until someone takes action: the action Jesus spoke of when He said, "Go to your brother." We can go alone, or with others when appropriate, but go we must if the cycle of mistrust is to be broken. Today: more lessons on making things right.
June 15, 2009
No one ever said that reconciliation is easy. It can be very hard. But this is certain: reconciliation is necessary. It can take years to form the deep divisions that keep families and former friends apart. And it may take time to heal those wounds. Today: we'll learn from the teachings of Jesus the steps to take to seek real reconciliation and find it.
June 12, 2009
Jesus never complained when He suffered. So why do we haul fellow believers into court when we think we've been cheated? Maybe it's too many courtroom shows on TV. We think we can get justice from unbelieving judges. In reality, God wants us to get our justice from His hand. Today: why it's better to suffer wrong than to tarnish the name of Jesus in a court of law.
June 11, 2009
Making sure you get justice is a big deal in the world's value system. That's why so many people file lawsuits. When Christians absorb the world's values, they file lawsuits along with everybody else. The Bible tells us that such actions defame the cause of Christ. Today: a call for believers to act like believers - people who let God be their final bar of justice.
June 10, 2009
It's almost fashionable to sue someone these days. Court dockets are full as people demand payback for injustice. Sadly, too many of these cases involve Christians, in clear violation of the New Testament. The Apostle Paul has some pointed words for those of us who'd like nothing better than to stick it to a fellow believer in court. Get set for some counter-cultural teaching, and by all means, stay with us.
June 9, 2009
"I just wish he'd stop it!" When you're under constant attack, you cry out for God to intervene, to end the long misery. When God deposed King Saul, David was anointed to be king of Israel. Well, Saul didn't go quietly. Instead, he pursued David with spears for ten years. So, what lessons was God teaching David, and perhaps, you and me?
June 8, 2009
Saul did not like it when God removed him as Israel's king. He spent ten years trying to kill his replacement: David. Like David, some of us have been on the receiving end of spears thrown by those who hate us. Today: a look at some of the techniques people will use to destroy those they despise, and how believers should respond when they are attacked.
June 5, 2009
"Someone's out to get me." That's what David must have thought as King Saul tried to kill him for ten long years. Many people are under constant attack by those who want to do them harm. What drives these "spear throwers?" And how do we as believers handle long-running attacks from others? Today: a biblical approach on what to do when reconciliation is not possible. Stay with us.
June 4, 2009
How many of us are old enough to remember the old TV comedy about the long-running feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys? Well, real-life feuds are anything but funny. The best part about a feud is when it ends...when forgiveness terminates the acrimony and hatred. The Bible's account of Joseph and his estranged family points the way for those of us trapped in family feuds. Stay with us.
June 3, 2009
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The Drama of Redemption
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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