Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher.
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Matthew loved the magi. He gave their story more square inches of text than he gave the narrative of the birth of Jesus. He never mentions the shepherds or the manger, but he didn't want us to miss the star and the seekers. It's easy to see why. Their story is our story.
I know what I'll be preaching in the spring, what I'll be preaching in the summer, and what I'll be preaching next fall.
I am very confident in preaching.
God is able to place stars in their sockets & suspend sky like a curtain;
..He trims and cleans every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit".
I don't have a lot of time in the sermon anyway.
The sermon is only 25 minutes, which to me is frighteningly short. So I feel as if I need to get into that pretty quickly and make it as practical and accessible as possible.
I accepted the forgiveness of God. I got off track as an adult and because I believe in God's grace, I believe that gave me strength then to get that little part of my life realigned, to not play games about it, to confess it, to ask for forgiveness from God and ask others to forgive me as well and then move on.
God comes on his own terms. He comes when commands are revered, hearts are clean, and confession is made.
So immediately I'm trying to think: What are some of these times when we feel we're losing our hold on Christ, and what's the fear we're trying to address? I try to get into that quickly.
It's my hope that as you dip your toe into the Bible's story and viewpoint, you'll find yourself feeling that the Good Book knows more about the world - and about you - than any normal book does.
If God is willing to be born in a barnyard, then expect him to be at work anywhere - bars, bedrooms, boardrooms, and brothels.
You cover 50 yards on the playing field of faith with a story that downplays your success. You cover 3 yards, or you may even end up backward, with anything that up-plays or promotes you.
The pulpit is no place for self-promotion. It is a great place for self-deprecation.
God wants you to know that he gets you.
There's no limit to God's love.
See your enemies, not as God's failures, but as God's projects.
I do not know when Christ is coming back.
No one knows. But I do think the environment is getting more and more to the point where we can look for his return.
We've been taught that the Christian life is a life of peace, and when we don't have peace, we assume the problem lies within us. Not only do we feel anxious, but we also feel guilty about our anxiety! The result is a downward spiral of worry, guilt, worry, guilt.
God sends his angels to protect us and his Word as a star to guide us.
Then he surrounds us with his grace. We become his depot, the distribution point of God's gifts.
If you have a pulse, you're going to have pain.
I don't like hassles. But I love Christmas because it reminds us how "God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God" (Rom. 8:28 NLT).
I think I could do better in my approach to application.
I think I could do better in preaching practical sermons.
There's a great place for good Christian children's books.
After the upcoming projects I'm working on, I'd like to turn my attention back to children's books. Maybe with a granddaughter I'll have more inspiration and new ideas.
Because of Bethlehem, I have a friend in heaven.
Choose satisfaction over salary. Better to be happy with little than miserable with much.
The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional.
Anxiety is not a sin; it's an emotion. So don't be anxious about feeling anxious. Anxiety can, however, lead to sinful behavior. When we numb our fears with six-packs or food binges, when we spew anger like Krakatau, when we peddle our fears to anyone who will buy them, we're sinning.
There was a time I wanted to go into politics.
And so all of a sudden, here I am, I guess. I'm in the thick of it.
I didn't want to just write stories that were entertaining.
Nor did I want to be so scholarly that people couldn't digest it.
I don't know how to answer the problem of deep pain without a deep hope in eternity.
I think a story is an attention grabber.
I think it's a truth conveyor. Those are two great features of a good story.
There is something about keeping Him divine that keeps Him distant, packaged, predictable. But don't do it. For heaven's sake, don't. Let Him be as human as He intended to be. Let Him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let Him in can He pull us out.
Usually I'm able to prepare a message about two to three weeks in advance.
I know some preachers don't like that. They want to be finishing it on Friday before they preach it on Sunday, but our worship team really likes me to get it done way in advance.
The great promise of Scripture is that every day is a day that's worth rejoicing in.
You wonder if God has a place for a person like you. Find your answer in the Bethlehem stable.
Creativity has got to be the warp and woof, the heart and soul, of our sermons.
Children spell love with four letters: T-I-M-E.
If God was willing to wrap himself in rags and drink from a mother's breast, then all questions about his love for us are off the table.
Through the years, I have always enjoyed anything Chuck Swindoll has written.
When I first got into writing Chuck's books really modeled a style of writing that I thought was accessible to people and yet still biblical. I wanted to do that.
All I did was collect a few of the questions I've been asked through the years, write up a brief response and put them in this publication. As a pastor, you get asked questions and receive emails. Many of them I had answered, but just in conversation. So we kind of re-crafted the question and answered it. It turned out to be an interesting exercise. I hope it's encouraging for people.
I really enjoy making people laugh; I've discovered that's a great technique. That's as powerful as stirring their sorrow, stirring their compassion, because that befriends you to them. It engages you with them and then you can come in; they will remember that point.
The moment Mary touched God's face is the moment God made his case: there's no place he will not go.