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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.

    Let God Finish His Work

    Let God Finish His Work

    Suppose I invited you to experience the day of your dreams. Twenty-four hours on an island paradise with your favorite people, food, and activities.  The only stipulation?  You’ll need to begin the day with one millisecond of distress.  Would you accept my offer?  I think you would. A moment is nothing compared to twenty-four hours.  Compared to eternity, what is seventy, eighty, ninety years?  A finger snap compared to heaven. We point to our sick child, crutches, or famine.  “This makes no sense!”  Yet of all of his creation, how much have we seen?  Of all his work, how much do … Listen Now

    God’s Definitive Answer

    God’s Definitive Answer

    At some point we all stand at this intersection and ask this question: Is God good when the outcome is not?  The definitive answer to the goodness of God comes in the person of Jesus Christ.  He’s the only picture of God ever taken.  He pressed his fingers into the sore of the leper.  He inclined his ear to the cry of the hungry.  He didn’t retreat at the sight of pain, just the opposite.  Cruel accusations of jealous men?  Jesus knows their sting. Is it possible that the wonder of heaven will make the most difficult life a good bargain? … Listen Now

    God Is Always Good

    God Is Always Good

    When the cancer’s in remission, we say God is good.  When the pay raise comes, we announce God is good.  But is God only good when the outcome is?  Most, if not all of us, have a contractual agreement with God.  I pledge to be a good, decent person and God, in return, will: Save my child.  Heal my wife.  Protect my job.  Only fair, right?  Yet, when God fails to meet our expectations we’re left spinning in a tornado of questions.  In such times remember this: God is sovereign.  James 1:17 tells us He does not change like shifting shadows.  God … Listen Now

    Wait on the Lord

    Wait on the Lord

    Waiting is easier said than done.  Waiting doesn’t come easy for me.  I’ve been in a hurry all my life.  Pedal faster, drive quicker.  I used to wear my wristwatch on the inside of my arm so I wouldn’t lose the millisecond it took to turn my wrist.   I wonder if I could’ve obeyed God’s ancient command to keep the Sabbath holy.  To slow life to a crawl for twenty-four hours.  The Sabbath was created for frantic souls like me, people who need this weekly reminder: the world will not stop if you do.  Isaiah 40:31 promises: “Those who wait … Listen Now

    Your Pain for a Higher Purpose

    Your Pain for a Higher Purpose

    God promises, “When you pass through the waters, I’ll be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flame scorch you.” (Isaiah 43:2)  Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbeat? Well not likely.  Does God guarantee the absence of struggle?  Not in this life.  But He does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose. It won’t be quick.  Joseph was 17 years old when his brothers abandoned him.  He was 37 when he saw them again.  Another year passed before … Listen Now

    God’s Waiting Room

    God’s Waiting Room

    We don’t like to wait.  We’re the giddy-up generation.  We frown at the person who takes eleven items to the ten item express checkout.  We drum our fingers while the microwave heats our coffee.  “Come on, come on, come on!”  We don’t like to wait.   But look around you.  Do you realize where we sit?  This planet is God’s waiting room.  The young couple?  Waiting to get pregnant.  The guy with the briefcase?  Waiting for work.  Waiting on God to give, to help.  Waiting on God to come. This is the land of waiting.   And you?  Are you in God’s … Listen Now

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