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An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado

Your One True Friend

Your One True Friend

Jonathan gives David a promise, a wardrobe, and protection. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). David found such a friend in the son of Saul. Oh, to have a friend like Jonathan. A soul mate who protects you, who seeks nothing but your interests, wants nothing but your happiness.

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World-Class Rebels in Need of Grace

With one voice they cried out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) — Luke 23:14–19 Rebel and murderer. Anger in his heart and blood on his hands. Defiant. Violent. A troublemaker. A life taker. He is guilty and

God’s Lavish Love

Amy Wells knew her bridal shop would be busy. Brides-to-be took full advantage of the days right after Thanksgiving. It was common for families to spend the better part of the holiday weekend looking at wedding dresses in her San Antonio, Texas, store. Amy was prepared to give service to shoppers. She never expected to give

An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado

Unscrooged Hearts

Some people resist the change. The ungrateful servant did. In the story Jesus told, the servant owed more money to the king than he could ever repay. Try as he might, the man couldn’t make the payments. He’d sooner find frogs in the clouds than he’d find cash for the debt. “So the king ordered

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God’s Perfect Peace

“His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NLT) Believing prayer ushers in God’s peace. Not a random, nebulous, earthly peace, but His peace. Imported from heaven. The same tranquility that marks the throne room, God offers to you. Do you think He battles anxiety? You suppose He ever

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Love Accepts All Things

Love . . . bears all things, believes all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (NKJV) Wouldn’t it be nice if love were like a cafeteria line? What if you could look at the person with whom you live and select what you want and pass on what you don’t? What if parents could do this with kids? “I’ll take

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