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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.
||CleanThe Sigh||As God’s story becomes your story, you will make this wonderful discovery: you will graduate from this life into heaven. According to Ephesians 1:10, Jesus’ plan is to “gather together in one all things in Christ.” God will reunite your body with your soul and create something unlike anything you have seen– an eternal body. Consider Christ’s response to the suffering of a deaf mute. He took him aside from the multitude, the gospel says, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. “Then looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBring Everyone In||People are prone to pecking orders. We love the high horse. They did in the first century. An impassable gulf yawned between Jews and Gentiles in the days of the early church. No Jew would have anything to do with a Gentile. They were unclean. Unless that Jew, of course, was Jesus. Suspicions of a new order began to surface because of his curious conversation with the Canaanite woman. Her daughter was dying and her prayer was urgent. Yet her ancestry was Gentile. “I was sent only to help God’s lost sheep—the people of Israel,” Jesus told her. “That is true, Lord,” she replied, “but even … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much is Enough?||Picture your enemy tied to a whipping post. How many lashes? How much justice is enough? As your foe slumps to the ground you walk away. Are you happy now? But soon another memory will surface, another lash will be needed. . .when does it all stop? It stops when you take seriously the words of Jesus: “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15 NIV). God will treat you the way you treat others! Would you like … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Still||Jesus taught us to pray with reverence when he modeled for us, “Hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9). His phrase is a petition, not a proclamation. A request, not an announcement. Be hallowed, Lord. Do whatever it takes to be holy in my life. Exalt yourself. Glorify yourself. You be Lord, and I will be quiet. The psalm that says, “Be still and know that I am God” contains a command with a promise (Psalm 46:10). The command? Be still. Cover your mouth. Bend your knees. The promise? You will know that I am God. In the midst of your family storms, and in this storm … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJesus Heals Us All||Are you waiting for Jesus to heal you? Take hope from Jesus’ response to the blind men recorded in Matthew 20:29-34. “Have mercy on us, O Lord,” they cried! Jesus stopped dead in his tracks. Something caught his attention. A prayer. An unembellished appeal for help. Jesus heard the words and stopped. He still does. And he still asks, What do you want me to do for you? Friend, what in your life needs healing? Jesus’ heart went out to the blind men. Scripture says “he had compassion and touched their eyes.” He healed them. He will heal you, my friend. I pray he … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaith is a Choice||I was on a plane when a fellow coming down the aisle called my name. He handed me a message he had scribbled on a napkin… “Six years ago Lynne and I buried our 24-year-old daughter. To unplug our daughter from life support was very hard. Although it was painful, we were confident we were doing the right thing in laying her in the arms of a mighty God. He made our daughter better than new. He restored my Erin to his eternal presence. That is his best work! Our faith is getting us through this. Faith is a choice.” How does a dad bury … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Stroll Through the Swamp||“You’re gonna regret it!” I waved away the warning without turning around. What was to regret? I took the shortcut. I was on my way to a picnic. The tables sat on the other side of a marsh. The parks department had kindly constructed a bridge over the marsh. But who needed a bridge? I ventured in. The mud swallowed my feet. Squiggly things swam past me. I think I saw a set of eyeballs peering in my direction. I backpedaled—flip-flops sucked into the abyss. I exited, mud covered, mosquito bitten, and red faced. I walked over and took my seat at … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNothing to Prove||Satan and the Son of God stood on the southeastern wall of the temple, more than a hundred feet above the Kidron Valley, and Satan told Jesus to jump into the arms of God. Jesus refused, not because God wouldn’t catch him. He refused because he didn’t have anything to prove to anyone, much less the Devil. Neither do you. In church, of all places, Satan will do with you what he did with Jesus. He will urge you to do tricks; to impress others with your service, make a show of your faith, or call attention to your good deeds. Satan loves to turn … Listen Now For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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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.
What a great addition to my day!!
Max - always an inspiration, and now - available through the internet! FREE!! What a blessing! Thank you!
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.