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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.

    Do Good, Quietly

    Do Good, Quietly

    Hypocrisy turns people against God.  So God has a no-tolerance policy. Let’s take hypocrisy as seriously as God does. Expect no credit for good deeds.  Give financial gifts in secret.  Don’t fake spirituality.  When you go to church, don’t select a seat just to be seen or sing just to be heard.  And if you raise your hands in worship, raise holy ones, not showy ones.  Bottom line: don’t make a theater production out of your faith.  Slay the desire to be noticed.  Stir the desire to serve God. Heed the counsel of Christ. “First wash the inside of the … Listen Now

    The Meaning of Hypocrisy

    The Meaning of Hypocrisy

    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 … Listen Now

    Persecution: Prepare for It; Resist It

    Persecution: Prepare for It; Resist It

    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 … Listen Now

    Touch the Hurt

    Touch the Hurt

    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 … Listen Now

    See the Need

    See the Need

    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 … Listen Now

    To Love a Stranger

    To Love a Stranger

    “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 … Listen Now

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