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

  • Words of Hope and Prayers of Faith
    I recently met a ten-year-old boy by the name of Joshua.  His mother explained that Joshua’s father was no longer a part of the boy’s life.  I squatted down eye level with Joshua and I asked, “Do you …
  • Unsheathe God’s Sword
    “His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey.  Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word.  We can’t …
  • Speak Up
    Not only did Jesus not make it to the deathbed of Lazarus, he didn’t make it to the burial.  He was four days late.  Martha was forthright.  “Lord, if only you had been here my brother would not have …
  • Peace in the Middle East
    Brian Reed served in a military unit in Baghdad, Iraq, in the fall of 2003.  He and his unit went on regular street patrols to protect neighborhoods and build peace.  It was often a thankless, fruitle …
  • Love the Sinner
    The catchphrase “hate the sin and love the sinner” fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but how do we embed the principle in our hearts?  Maybe these ideas will help. Reserve judgment.  Let every person y …
  • Grace, Truth, and Acceptance
    How does Jesus receive us?  I know how he treated me.  I was a twenty-year-old troublemaker on a downhill path.  Though I’d made a commitment to Christ a decade earlier, you wouldn’t have known it by …
  • Responding to Your Opposite You
    Matthew was an apostle, a gospel writer.  But before he was Matthew he was Levi, a Jew who worked for the Roman IRS.   As long as Rome got its part, the tax collectors could take as much as they wante …
  • A Model of Servanthood
    In the hallway of my memory hangs a photograph.  It’s a picture of two people— a man and a woman in the seventh decade of life.  The man lies in a hospital bed in the living room, not in a hospital ro …
  • It’s Your Serve
    “And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:27–28). Jesus cam …
  • Jesus Served His Disciples
    The disciples were on the Sea of Galilee when they heard Jesus call out from the shore. When they reached the beach, they saw the most extraordinary sight.  Jesus was cooking!  He told them, “Come and …

 

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