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Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.
||CleanOur Work Can Be Worship||Many people dread their work. If you’re one of them, try changing your attitude toward your work! God’s eyes fall on the work of our hands. One stay-at-home-mom keeps this sign over her sink: “Divine tasks performed here, daily.” Indeed, work can be worship. Peter wrote, “You are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God.” (1 Peter 2:9). So, let every detail in your life—your words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus. (Colossians 3:17). You don’t drive to an … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork With Enthusiasm for the Lord||What if everyone worked with Ephesians 6:7 in mind? “Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Suppose no one worked to satisfy self or please the bottom line but everyone worked to please God. Many occupations would instantly cease– drug trafficking, thievery, prostitution, nightclub and casino management. Certain behaviors would cease as well. If I’m repairing a car for God, I’m not going to overcharge his children. Imagine if everyone worked for the audience of One. Every nurse, thoughtful. Every officer, careful. Every teacher, hopeful. Every lawyer, skillful. Impossible? Well, not entirely. All … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork for the Lord Rather Than People||When Michelangelo was in his early thirties, the pope invited him to paint a dozen figures on the ceiling of a Vatican chapel. Painting wasn’t Michelangelo’s first passion and he almost refused the project, thinking it was an insignificant one. But he accepted, and as he painted his enthusiasm mounted. Four years, four-hundred figures, and nine scenes later, Michelangelo had changed more than the chapel; he’d changed the direction of art and the style of European painting. What turned Michelangelo’s work of obligation into an act of inspiration? An observer asked why he focused such attention on the corners of … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Useful Vessel||When you are full of yourself, God cannot fill you. But when you empty yourself, God has a useful vessel! Paul, the Bible’s most prolific author, referred to himself as “the least of the apostles” (1 Corinthians 15:9). King David wrote no psalm celebrating his victory over Goliath, but he did write a public poem of penitence confessing his sin with Bathsheba. And then there’s Joseph, the quiet father of Jesus. Rather than make a name for himself, he made a home for Christ. And he was given the privilege of naming the son, “and he called his name Jesus” (Matthew 1:25). Queue up the … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Make the Choice||Would you forfeit your reputation to see Jesus born into your world? Let’s say you’re someone who enjoys the role of a “Christmas Christian.” You sing the carols, attend the services—but once the season passes, you jettison your faith and re-shelve your Bible. But this past Christmas, the immensity of it hit you: Heaven hung her highest hope and King on a cross for me. Radical thoughts have since surfaced—like joining a Bible study, going on a mission trip. Your family and friends think you’re crazy. They want the Christmas Christian back. You can protect your reputation or protect His. You … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurrendering Our Common Life||God grants us an uncommon life to the degree that we surrender our common one. Jesus said, “If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life” (Matthew 16:25). Imagine that you are a photographer for an ad agency and your boss assigns you your biggest photo shoot ever—an adult magazine. Say yes and polish your reputation; yet you’ll use your God-given gifts to tarnish Christ’s reputation. What do you choose? You have a choice! Jesus did too. He “made himself of no reputation, taking … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Heals Family Through His Family||“God’s family is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). The term family far and away outpaces any other biblical term to describe the church. “Brothers” or “brothers and sisters” appears a whopping 148 times between the book of Acts and the book of Revelation. In the church we use our gifts to love each other, honor one another, and carry each other’s burdens. Do you need encouragement, prayers, or a hospitable home? God entrusts the church to purvey these treasures. Consider the church God’s treatment center for the common life. Don’t miss the place … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing God’s Holy People||All the billions of Christ followers over the last two-thousand years have this in common: “A spiritual gift is given to each of us” (1 Corinthians 12:7). God’s body has no nobodies. No exceptions…no exclusions. Our gifts make an eternal difference only in concert with the church. Apart from the body of Christ, we are like clipped fingernails or shaved whiskers and cut hair. Who needs them? He grants gifts so we can “prepare God’s holy people” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Paul reached into a medical dictionary for this term. Doctors used it to describe the setting of a broken bone. Broken people come to churches. Not … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Are His Workmanship||For some people it’s God, yes; but Church, no. They like the benefits but resist commitment. The music, the message, the clean conscience—they accept the church perks. So they visit her; they use the church. But commit to the church? Can’t do that. We’ve got to keep options open. Don’t want to miss out on any opportunities. To miss the church is to miss God’s sanctioned tool for God promotion. The church is a key place to do what you do the best to the glory of God. Scripture says, “We are His workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10). The word used here means poetry. We are his … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod’s Family of Friends||Paul gives us this relationship rule for the church: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love” (Romans 12:10). You didn’t pick me. I didn’t pick you. You may not like me and I may not like you. But since God picked us both, we are family. C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” If similar experiences create friendships, shouldn’t the church overflow with friendships? With whom do you have more in common than fellow believers? Amazed by the same manger, stirred by the same Bible, … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great addition to my day!!
Max - always an inspiration, and now - available through the internet! FREE!! What a blessing! Thank you!
Help to stay calm in a storm
Max Lucado Daily Devotionals are like a one minute blessing from our Lord just when I need it. By feeding my spirit a small snack in the Word, It's almost like chocolate kiss, it calms and soothes both spirit and flesh. Helps me to remember it is my Creator that guides my way in this life and not the ways of the world. Thank you Dear Heavenly Father for the Ministers of your Word, Like Max Lucado.
Max is truly an inspiration.
Max Lucado's podcasts are a source of joy, inspiration, and hope to us all. They also offer a good introduction to Max himself. He's a really cool pastor.
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