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Max Lucado

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Rank #128 in Christianity category

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Christianity
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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.

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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.

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Christ the PRINCE OF PEACE

By lovedivineall - Dec 07 2019
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Jesus is using Brother Max to speak the HOLY HOLY HOLY WORD!!!!

Great reminder for my daily walk with Jesus

By Ccv123 - Aug 23 2018
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Looking for guidance and quick snippets for my day words to live by❤️

iTunes Ratings

596 Ratings
Average Ratings
494
51
23
16
12

Christ the PRINCE OF PEACE

By lovedivineall - Dec 07 2019
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Jesus is using Brother Max to speak the HOLY HOLY HOLY WORD!!!!

Great reminder for my daily walk with Jesus

By Ccv123 - Aug 23 2018
Read more
Looking for guidance and quick snippets for my day words to live by❤️
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Max Lucado

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Team Up

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What if the missing ingredient for changing the world is teamwork?  “When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action” (Matthew 18:19 MSG).  This is an astounding promise!

The Jerusalem church found a way to work together.  They found common ground in the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Christ.  Because they did, lives were changed.  As you and I work together, the same will happen.  The congregation is a microcosm of God’s plan.  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.  And when we do… “God’s great blessing was upon them  all. There were no needy people among them” (Acts 4:33–34). Those who suffer belong to all of us.  And if all of us respond, there is hope.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 15 2020

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Rank #2: The Body of Christ

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None of us can do what all of us can do.  Remember Jesus’ commission to his disciples?  You (speaking to all of you collectively) will be my witnesses (Acts 1:8).  Jesus didn’t issue individual assignments.  He works in community.

“Jesus is the head of the body, which is the church” (Colossians 1:18).  I am not his body; you are not his body.  We—together—are his body.  But this body has been known to misbehave.  The brain discounts the heart.  Academics discount worshippers.  The hands criticize the knees. People of action criticize people of prayer.  It is a clear case of mutiny on the body.  We cannot say, “I have no need of you.”  Cooperation is more than a good idea; it is a command.  Unity matters to God.  May it matter to us.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 14 2020

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Rank #3: See the Need

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He sat near a gate called Beautiful.  The man, however, was anything but.  He couldn’t walk but had to drag himself about on his knees.  “Peter and John looked straight at him and said, ‘Look at us!’” (Acts 3:4 NCV).

The thick, meaty hand of the fisherman reached for the frail, thin one of the beggar. Peter lifted the man toward himself.  The cripple stood and began to shout, and passersby began to stop.  Peter explained that faith in Christ leads to a clean slate with God.  What Jesus did for the legs of the cripple, he does for our soul.  We’re made brand-new!

An honest look led to a helping hand that led to a conversation about eternity.  Works done in God’s name long outlive our earthly life.  Let’s be the people who stop at the gate.  Let’s look at the face until we see the person.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 21 2020

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The Meaning of Hypocrisy

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When Jesus saw the religious hypocrite, he exposed every self-righteous mole and pimple. “All their works they do to be seen by men…” (Matthew 23:5 NKJV).

This is the working definition of hypocrisy: “to be seen by men.” We must do good works, and some works such as benevolence  or teaching must be seen in order to have an impact. To do a good thing is a good thing. To do a good thing just to be seen, however, is a serious offense. Hypocrisy turns people away from God. When people enter a church to see God yet can’t see God because of the church, don’t think for a second that God does not react.

“Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won’t be applauding” (Matthew 6:1 MSG).

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 24 2020

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Persecution: Prepare for It; Resist It

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Acts 4:13 says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled.  And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”

What set Peter and John apart was the fact that they had been with Jesus.  Could you use some high-octane boldness?  Could you use some courage?  Are you being criticized, mocked, persecuted?  If so, imitate the disciples.  Linger long and often in the presence of Christ.  Meditate on His grace.  Ponder His love.  Memorize His words.  Gaze into His face.  Talk to Him.  Courage comes as we live with Jesus.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 23 2020

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Touch the Hurt

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Bzuneh Tulema lives in Ethiopia.  Just a few years ago he and his wife were so consumed with alcohol that they farmed out their kids to neighbors and resigned themselves to a drunken demise.

But then someone saw them.  A member of an area church shared Jesus with them.  Then Meskerem Trango, a World Vision worker, arranged a loan through the World Vision microfinance department.  Within a year Bzuneh had repaid the loan, built his house, and reclaimed his kids.

Could this be God’s strategy for human hurt?  Kind eyes meet desperate ones, strong hands help weak ones, then the miracle of God.  We do our small part, he does the big part, and life begins again.

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Jan 22 2020

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See the Need

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He sat near a gate called Beautiful.  The man, however, was anything but.  He couldn’t walk but had to drag himself about on his knees.  “Peter and John looked straight at him and said, ‘Look at us!’” (Acts 3:4 NCV).

The thick, meaty hand of the fisherman reached for the frail, thin one of the beggar. Peter lifted the man toward himself.  The cripple stood and began to shout, and passersby began to stop.  Peter explained that faith in Christ leads to a clean slate with God.  What Jesus did for the legs of the cripple, he does for our soul.  We’re made brand-new!

An honest look led to a helping hand that led to a conversation about eternity.  Works done in God’s name long outlive our earthly life.  Let’s be the people who stop at the gate.  Let’s look at the face until we see the person.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.

Jan 21 2020

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To Love a Stranger

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“Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay” (1 Peter 4:9).

The Greek word for hospitality compounds two terms: love and stranger. The word literally means to love a stranger. All of us can welcome a guest we know and love.  But can we welcome a stranger?   Every morning in America more than 39 million people wake up in poverty.  When we provide food stamps, we stave off hunger.  But when we invite the hungry to our tables, we address the deeper issues of value and self-worth.  God’s secret weapons in the war on poverty include your kitchen table and mine.

We encounter people.  We detect an urge to open our doors to them.  In these moments let’s heed the inner voice.  We never know whom we may be hosting for dinner.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 20 2020

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Open Your Door

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Hospitality and hospital come from the same Latin word, for they both lead to the same result– healing.  When you open your door to someone, you are sending this message:  “You matter to me and to God.”

Do you know people who need this message?  Your hospitality can be their hospital.  All you need are a few basic practices.

  • Issue a genuine invitation.  Let your guests know you want them to come.
  • Make a big deal of their arrival.  One of God’s children is coming to your house!
  • Address the needs of your guests.  Modern-day hospitality includes the sharing of food and drink along with time to talk and listen.
  • Send them out with a blessing.  Make it clear you are glad your guests came.  Offer a prayer for their safety and a word of encouragement for their travel.

Open your table.  Even more, open your circle.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 17 2020

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Be Hospitable

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Our society is set up for isolation.  We communicate via e-mail and text messages.  Our mantra is “I leave you alone; you leave me alone.”  Yet God wants his people to be an exception, people of hospitality.

“Every day in the Temple and in people’s homes they continued teaching the people and telling the Good News— that Jesus is the Christ” (Acts 5:42). Even a casual reading of the New Testament unveils the house as the primary tool of the church.  The first generation of Christians was a tinderbox of contrasting cultures and backgrounds.  Yet, through the clearest of messages (the Cross) and the simplest of tools (the home), they shared the Gospel.

Do you have a front door?  Do you have bread and meat for sandwiches?   You just qualified to serve in the most ancient of ministries, that of hospitality.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

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Jan 16 2020

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Team Up

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What if the missing ingredient for changing the world is teamwork?  “When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action” (Matthew 18:19 MSG).  This is an astounding promise!

The Jerusalem church found a way to work together.  They found common ground in the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Christ.  Because they did, lives were changed.  As you and I work together, the same will happen.  The congregation is a microcosm of God’s plan.  No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.  And when we do… “God’s great blessing was upon them  all. There were no needy people among them” (Acts 4:33–34). Those who suffer belong to all of us.  And if all of us respond, there is hope.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.

Jan 15 2020

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The Body of Christ

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None of us can do what all of us can do.  Remember Jesus’ commission to his disciples?  You (speaking to all of you collectively) will be my witnesses (Acts 1:8).  Jesus didn’t issue individual assignments.  He works in community.

“Jesus is the head of the body, which is the church” (Colossians 1:18).  I am not his body; you are not his body.  We—together—are his body.  But this body has been known to misbehave.  The brain discounts the heart.  Academics discount worshippers.  The hands criticize the knees. People of action criticize people of prayer.  It is a clear case of mutiny on the body.  We cannot say, “I have no need of you.”  Cooperation is more than a good idea; it is a command.  Unity matters to God.  May it matter to us.

Read more Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

For more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.

Jan 14 2020

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iTunes Ratings

596 Ratings
Average Ratings
494
51
23
16
12

Christ the PRINCE OF PEACE

By lovedivineall - Dec 07 2019
Read more
Jesus is using Brother Max to speak the HOLY HOLY HOLY WORD!!!!

Great reminder for my daily walk with Jesus

By Ccv123 - Aug 23 2018
Read more
Looking for guidance and quick snippets for my day words to live by❤️