Daily Devotionals with Max Lucado

In 1991, Max Lucado was presented the idea of developing a radio broadcast that focused solely on Jesus Christ. As a result, the vision for UpWords Ministries was born. Since that time, “UpWords, with Max Lucado” has changed from a 15 minute, daily feature to an inspirational one minute message. Today, UpWords is heard in over fourteen hundred radio markets around the world.

As the “Teaching Ministry of Max Lucado,” UpWords exists for the sole purpose of encouraging others to take one step closer to Jesus Christ. The staff of UpWords is prayerfully dedicated to this purpose and is constantly humbled to see God’s hand at work.

About Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift—a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen.

Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation at Oak Hills Church, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart. Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. Max’s words have traveled around the world in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million individual products. Most of these products are books (92 million), which have now occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years Max Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times.

Latest Episodes

  • You Have An Inheritance
    Let’s talk about your inheritance. As a child of God, you have one, you know. You aren’t merely a slave, servant, or saint of God. No, you have legal right to the family business and fortune of heaven …
  • Pulling Down Strongholds
    Make no mistake. The devil is a real devil!  Every conflict is a contest with Satan and his forces.  For that reason the Bible says, “though we walk in the flesh we do not war according to the flesh.  …
  • Define Yourself in God’s Truth
    Every person you see was created by God to bear his image and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Imagine the impact this promise would have on the society that embraced it.  What civilit …
  • It’s Time to Grow Up
    Children have a tendency to say, “Look at me!” On the tricycle: “Look at me go!” On the trampoline: “Look at me bounce!” On the swing set: “Look at me swing!” Such behavior is acceptable for children. …
  • Worth Dying For
    Has someone called you a lost cause? A failure? Has someone dismissed you as insignificant?  Don’t listen to them. They don’t know what they’re talking about. You were conceived by God before you were …
  • You Bear a Resemblance to Him
    Pop psychology is wrong when it tells you to look inside yourself and find your value! According to the Bible you are good simply because God made you in his image. Period. He cherishes you because yo …
  • In God’s Image and Likeness
    We are all made in God’s image and in his likeness!  Sin has distorted this image but it has not destroyed it.  Our moral purity has been tainted but do not think for a moment that God has rescinded h …
  • In the Image of God
    We all ask the question, “Am I somebody important?” It’s easy to feel anything but important when your ex takes your energy, or old age takes your dignity.  Somebody important?  Hardly. But remember t …
  • God’s Promises are Great
    According to Peter, God’s promises aren’t just great, they are “very great.”  They aren’t just valuable; they are “precious” (2 Peter 1:4). It is God’s great and precious promises that lead us into a …
  • A Shaky World
    It’s a shaky world out there. Could you use some unshakable hope? We live in a day of despair.  The suicide rate in America has increased 24 percent since 1999. How do we explain the increase?  We’ve …

 

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