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Max Lucado

A Heart Like Jesus

A Heart Like Jesus

What if, for one day, Jesus were to become you? What if, for twenty-four hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule? Your boss becomes His boss, your mother becomes His mother, your pains become His pains? With one exception, nothing about your life changes. Your health doesn’t change. Your

Proverbs 28:14

Hope for the Hard Heart

“For God so loved the world…” “I saw a woman today who finally became hard as wood all over.” French physician Guy Patin wrote these words in 1692, the first clinical description of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva or FOP. He unknowingly introduced the world to a cryptic disease that slowly, irreversibly turns its victims into a mass of solid bone. Healthy

Philippians 2:7

Leaving Nazareth

The city of Nazareth sits on a summit. Certainly no Nazarene boy could resist an occasional hike to the crest to look out over the valley beneath. Sitting six hundred feet above the level of the sea, the young Jesus could examine this world He had made. Mountain flowers in the spring. Cool sunsets. Pelicans

Love Cautions the Loved

The flood came and destroyed them. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes. — Matthew 24:39 I did something different recently; I listened to the airline attendant as she gave her warnings. Typically, my nose is buried in a book or project, but a commercial plane had crashed the day before. Watching the newscasts of the

Here is God

I am with you always, even to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20 When ancient sailors sketched maps of the oceans, they disclosed their fears. On the vast unexplored waters, cartographers wrote such words as “Here be dragons” and “Here be demons.” If you drew a map of your world, would we read such phrases? Over the unknown

A Fountain of Love

This is what real love is: … it is God’s love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins. — 1 John 4:10 You’ve had enough of human love. Haven’t you? Enough guys wooing you with Elvis-impersonator sincerity. Enough tabloids telling you that true love is just a diet away. Enough helium-filled expectations

1 corinthians 2:9

Who Can Fathom Eternity?

God has planted eternity in the hearts of men. — Ecclesiastes 3:10 It doesn’t take a wise person to know that people long for more than earth. When we see pain, we yearn. When we see hunger, we question why. Senseless deaths. Endless tears, needless loss… We have our moments. The newborn on our breast, the bride on our

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The Secret to Loving

Could two people be more different? He is looked up to. She is looked down on. He is a church leader. She is a streetwalker. He makes a living promoting standards. She’s made a living breaking them. He’s hosting the party. She’s crashing it. Ask the other residents of Capernaum to point out the more pious of

His Name is Jesus

Jesus — Completely Human, Completely Divine

She will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Jesus In the four gospels of the New Testament, it’s His most common name — used almost six hundred times. And a common name it was. Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, Jeshua, and Jehoshua —

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