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

  • God Knows What is Best
    Sovereignty.  This important biblical word defines itself.  Zero in on the middle portion of the term.  See the word within the word?  Sove-reign-ty.  To confess the sovereignty of God is to acknowled …
  • It’s Not All Up to You
    God never promises an absence of distress.  But he does promise the assuring presence of his Holy Spirit.  The Spirit seals you.  Ephesians 1:13 says, “Having believed, you were marked in him with a s …
  • God’s Glove
    God has work to do.  And he uses our hands to do it.  What the hand is to the glove, the Spirit is to the Christian.  God gets his fingers into our lives, inch by inch reclaiming his territory.  As a …
  • Waiting for Power
    Jesus told the disciples, “Stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven” (Luke 24:49).  Jesus’ word to the doubting disciples?  Wait.  So, as many as 120 soul …
  • Rely on His Energy
    Paul once asked the Galatian church a question.  “You began your life in Christ by the Spirit.  Now are you trying to make it complete by your own power?  That is foolish” (Galatians 3:3). I used to t …
  • A Heart Headed Home
    The apostle Paul wrote, “God sent [Christ] to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so he could adopt us as his very own children” (Galatians 4:5). Heaven knows no stepchildren or grandchildr …
  • The Shadow of Death
    Ducking the shadow of death dominates our days.  Sleep more.  Exercise regularly.  Eat less fat, more protein.  But you know, no one ducks death forever.  God’s perspective is different in Ecclesiaste …
  • Defined by God’s Grace
    In Galatians 2:16 the Apostle Paul says, “No one will ever be saved by obeying the law.”  We become right with God, not by doing what the law commands, but by trusting in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:4-9 …
  • God’s Salvation Song
    The ultimate disaster is carrying your sins to your casket.  Christ responds to universal sin with a universal sacrifice, taking on the sins of the entire world.  But God’s salvation song has two vers …
  • The Infection of Sin is Universal
    No culture, no nation, no person sidesteps the infection of sin.  You can blame the plague of sin on a godless decision.  Adam and Eve ignored God’s will…and sin, with death on its coattails, entered …

 

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