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

  • Just Believe Jesus
    Suppose you give me a gift.  Let’s say you present me with a new tie.  I take it out of the box, examine it and say thank you, and then reach for my wallet.  “Now, how much do I owe you?” I ask. You t …
  • Let Prayer Be Our First Option
    It was a tense deacon’s meeting.  Apparently there was more agitation than agreement, and after a lengthy discussion someone suggested, “Why don’t we pray about it?”  To which another questioned, “Has …
  • God is Patient With Us
    God is more patient with us than we are with ourselves.  We assume if we fall, we aren’t born again.  If we have the old desires, we must not be a new creation.  If you’re anxious please remember what …
  • The Riches of His Grace
    I had planned to nap during my trip.  But the fellow next to me had other ideas! Knowing I couldn’t sleep, I opened my Bible. “What ya’ studying there, buddy?”  I told him, but he never heard. “The ch …
  • We Need a Good Shepherd
    Sheep aren’t smart.  They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown.  They have no sense of direction. They need a shepherd to lead them to calm water.   …
  • What is the Role of the Holy Spirit?
    If I were to ask you to describe your heavenly Father, you’d give me a response.  If I were to ask you to tell me what Jesus did for you, you’d likely give a cogent answer.  But if I were to ask about …
  • Why Did Jesus Raise Only a Few?
    I’ve often thought it curious how few people Jesus raised from the dead.  He healed hundreds, fed thousands, but as far as we know He only raised three:  the daughter of Jairus, the boy near Nain, and …
  • Standing On God’s Promises
    The promises of God work.  They work!  Search until you find covenants that address your needs.  Clutch them as the precious pearls they are.  And when the enemy comes with his lies of doubt and fear, …
  • Drenched in Hope
    Jesus encouraged his followers to “always pray and never lose hope” (Luke 18:1).  Never lose hope?  Never be fainthearted?  Never feel overwhelmed?  Never get sucked into the sewer of despair?  Can yo …
  • An Anchor For the Soul
    Sometimes we just run out of hope. When we do, where can we turn?  Hebrews 6:19-20 says,  “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curta …

 

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