The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast

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In these tough times, could you use a word of encouragement? The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast is all about the greatest story ever told—the living Savior who brings you a lifetime of hope. With rich biblical insight, heartwarming storytelling, and Max’s comforting tone, you’ll be empowered to place your faith in a loving God who is always near you, always for you, and always in you. For more encouragement from pastor and bestselling author, Max Lucado, visit www.maxlucado.com.

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123: Run Toward Your Giant! (Facing Your Giants Series)
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Recorded in May of 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, Max brings a timeless word of hope and encouragement in how God triumphs in our circumstances. For a deeper experience with this topic, Max's book Facing Your Giants is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: www.MaxLucado.com

Apr 14, 2021
122: The God-Saturated Mind (Facing Your Giants Series)
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Recorded in May of 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, Max brings a timeless word of hope and encouragement in how God triumphs in our circumstances. For a deeper experience with this topic, Max's book Facing Your Giants is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: www.MaxLucado.com

Apr 12, 2021
121: Pray First. Pray Most. (Facing Your Giants Series)
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Recorded in May of 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, Max brings a timeless word of hope and encouragement in how God triumphs in our circumstances. For a deeper experience with this topic, Max's book Facing Your Giants is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: www.MaxLucado.com

Apr 07, 2021
120: Let's Face This Giant (Facing Your Giants Series)
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Recorded in May of 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in America, Max brings a timeless word of hope and encouragement in how God triumphs in our circumstances. For a deeper experience with this topic, Max's book Facing Your Giants is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: www.MaxLucado.com

Apr 05, 2021
119: Lessons Learned in a Pandemic (Bonus Episode)
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What is the meaning of all we've been through the last year? In this special Resurrection Sunday episode, Max reflects on lessons learned during the COVID pandemic and the profound call from God amid these tough times. For more content from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Apr 04, 2021
118: What Will You Leave at the Cross? (He Chose the Nails Series)
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In this special Good Friday episode, Max reflects on the awful sacrifice of Christ on the cross, and remembers his love for us as well. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Apr 02, 2021
117: The Message of the Spit (He Chose the Nails Series)
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Spitting isn't intended to hurt the body, it's intended to degrade the soul. Who would draw pleasure from spitting on a half-dead man? In this episode, Max looks at this often overlooked moment during Jesus' crucifixion and how it applies to us today. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 31, 2021
116: The Width of God's Love (He Chose the Nails Series)
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Have you ever wondered why the cross of Christ is the symbol of our faith? In this episode, Max looks at the profound simplicity of the cross and what it means for us today. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 29, 2021
115: Christ Knows How You Feel (He Chose the Nails Series)
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In the concluding measure of Jesus' earthly composition, we hear the sounds of a thirsty man. In this episode, Max looks at the final act of Christ's life and what it means for our relationship with him today. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 26, 2021
114: You Have Access to God (He Chose the Nails Series)
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That which once separated you from God has now been removed. In this epsidode, Max looks at the promise given through Jesus' torn flesh. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 24, 2021
113: Clothed with Christ (He Chose the Nails Series)
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In this episode, Max shares a beautiful message that comes through the robe Christ wore as he walked to the cross. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 22, 2021
112: The Message of the Two Crosses (He Chose the Nails Series)
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Have you ever wondered why there were two crosses next to Christ? In this episode, Max looks at the crosses on each side of Jesus and shares how they are symbolic of one of God's greatest gifts to us. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 19, 2021
111: What Language is God Speaking to You? (He Chose the Nails Series)
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There is no language God will not speak. In this episode, Max looks at the ways in which you can hear from God amid the day-to-day drama of your life. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 17, 2021
110: Don't Miss the Sign (He Chose the Nails Series)
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The framer of our destiny knows that sometimes we miss the signs—perhaps that's why he gives us so many. In this episode, Max looks at a literal sign on the cross and what that means for those who read its words and understand its message. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 15, 2021
109: He Chose the Nails (He Chose the Nails Series)
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Between his hand and the wood, Jesus saw something being nailed to the cross that caused him to not resist. In this episode, Max helps us see through the eyes of Jesus as they nailed him to the cross—and what it means for us today. For a deeper look at the hope we have because of the cross of Christ, Max's book 'He Chose the Nails' is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 12, 2021
108: The Problem with Being Good (Bonus Episode)
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God saves not on a merit system, but on a grace system. In this episode, Max examines the deep hope found in the gift of salvation by grace for all who believe. For more content from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 11, 2021
107: No Condemnation (Unshakable Hope Series)
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God put the wrong on Jesus, who never did anything wrong, so we could be right with God. In this final episode of the Unshakable Hope Series, Max looks at the promise from God that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 10, 2021
106: Jesus is Praying for You (Unshakable Hope Series)
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In the midst of these difficult days, Jesus Christ is speaking up for you on your behalf. In this episode, Max takes a look at this powerful promise and how it shapes our hope amid the storms of life. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 08, 2021
105: Your Prayers Have Power (Unshakable Hope Series)
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Your prayers matter to God. Your prayers are heard in Heaven. In this episode, Max reminds us of this powerful promise and the hope it provides us today. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 05, 2021
104: The Devil is a Defeated Devil (Unshakable Hope Series)
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Were Satan to read the Bible, he would be utterly discouraged. In this episode, Max shows us who the promise of Satan's eternal defeat assures us of our eternal hope. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 03, 2021
103: Why You Matter to God (Unshakable Hope Series)
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God made you in the image of God, in order to reflect the image of God. In this episode, Max shows us how this eternal reality brings us hope today. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Mar 01, 2021
102: What is Shaking in Your World? (Unshakable Hope Series)
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You have a choice: You can ponder the problems in life, or you can remember the promises of God. In this episode, Max encourages us to take our eyes off the problems we face and set them on the promises of God. For more hope and encouragement from the promises of God, Max's book, Unshakable Hope, is available from your favorite online bookseller. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 26, 2021
101: The Struggle of Forgiveness (Bonus Episode)
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Forgiveness is not an easy topic. In this episode, Max discusses the practical application of the noble calling on God's people to forgive others. Max's new gift book, God Will Help You, is available in-store and online wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 24, 2021
100: The Challenge of Change (Bonus Episode)
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Change is all around us. In this episode, Max discusses God's plan for the changes you face in life right now. Max's new gift book, God Will Help You, is available in-store and online wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 22, 2021
99: Is It Winter Where You Are? (Bonus Episode)
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Winter comes to us all. In this bonus episode from snowy South Texas, Max will encourage you to look up amid the winter of your current circumstances, and to stand on the goodness and promises of God. For more encouragement from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 19, 2021
98: Five Steps Toward a Better Tomorrow (Begin Again Series)
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In the final episode of the Begin Again Series, Max shares five simple and practical things you can do today to begin again. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Feb 17, 2021
97: You Were Made for More (Begin Again Series)
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God tailored you for more than a casket. He fitted you for a grander destiny than a graveyard. In this episode, Max discusses God's grand plan for your life so that you can have purpose today and peace about tomorrow. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Feb 15, 2021
96: Happy are the Heaven-Bound (Begin Again Series)
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Feb 12, 2021
95: Christ's Call to Kindness (Begin Again Series)
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Feb 10, 2021
94: When We Serve Them, We Serve Him (Begin Again Series)
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Feb 08, 2021
93: You Can Find Peace (Special Episode)
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Anxiety is filling the world—but it doesn't have to fill your world. In this episode, Max reveals how God's nearness quells our anxiety. For more content from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 05, 2021
92: Praise Instead of Panic (Special Episode)
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Trepidation has taken a lot from many people—but it doesn't have to. In this episode, Max looks at how the Holy Spirit can be your source of calm amid troubled days. For more content from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 03, 2021
91: God Will Calm Your Chaos (Special Episode)
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Dread dominates the days these days, doesn't it? In this episode, Max explores another option for those who could use some peace amid these difficult days. For more content from Max, visit: MaxLucado.com

Feb 01, 2021
90: Since God Is With You (Begin Again Series)
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When tragedy strikes, we find ourselves looking to heave asking "God, where are you?" In this episode, Max brings good news of God's presence in your life, no matter the circumstances. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 29, 2021
89: When Mourning Comes (Begin Again Series)
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Are you heavy-hearted? In this episode, Max will comfort you in God's great love for you amid difficult days. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 27, 2021
88: The God Who Goes Ahead of Us (Begin Again Series)
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God is always leading the way. He is ever the Good Shepherd—clearing the path and preparing the land. In this episode, Max will encourage you in the truth that God who has gone ahead of you. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 25, 2021
87: God Has Not Forgotten You (Begin Again Series)
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Experience the care of a loving God in the midst of our difficult days. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit:  BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 22, 2021
86: Face Your Fears with Faith (Begin Again Series)
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Winning the battle over fear with a conversation with your Father. If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: .BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 20, 2021
85: Stay Safe. Stay Sane. (Begin Again Series)
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Maintain sanity in challenging times with a fresh dose of hope in Christ!  If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 18, 2021
84: The Divine Stump-puller (Begin Again Series)
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If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 15, 2021
83: It's Never Too Late to Begin Again (Begin Again Series)
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If you could use a fresh start, Max's new book, Begin Again, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: BeginAgainTheBook.com

Jan 13, 2021
82: More Than a Dot on a Rope (Special Episode)
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The Bible says our days on earth are like a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. In this special birthday episode, Max will bring you fresh encouragement for the new year as you learn to look at your life through the lens of eternity. For more from Max Lucado, visit: MaxLucado.com

Jan 11, 2021
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM TEAM LUCADO
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Jan 06, 2021
81: God Will Help You (Special Episode)
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Do you have concerns about tomorrow? Are you weary from your current struggle? Does anxiety steal your sleep? In this special episode, Max will encourage you with a heartwarming story as you learn to trust in the God who is willing and able to help you through whatever it is you face in life. Max's new book, God Will Help You, is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Dec 29, 2020
80: The Crown. The Cradle. The Cross. (Because of Bethlehem Series)
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n this special Christmas day episode, Max looks at Jesus' humble service to us as he went from heaven’s crown to Bethlehem’s cradle to Jerusalem’s cross. If you could use more joy and hope this Christmas season, Max's book Because of Bethlehem is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Dec 25, 2020
79: Hope for the Hole-idays (Because of Bethlehem Series)
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Is your Christmas shaping up to be a difficult one? In this episode, Max will encourage you to take heart: God is still in his temple, still on his throne, still in control. If you could use more joy and hope this Christmas season, Max's book Because of Bethlehem is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Dec 23, 2020
78: It All Began with a Baby (Because of Bethlehem Series)
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On a starlit night in the company of sheep, cattle, Jesus entered our world not like a human but as a human. In this episode, Max looks at what this means for us today, and the comfort we can find in the miracle of Immanuel—God with us. If you could use more joy and hope this Christmas season, Max's book Because of Bethlehem is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Dec 21, 2020
77: Because of Bethlehem (Because of Bethlehem Series)
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Could you use some Christmas this Christmas? In this first episode of the Because of Bethlehem Series, Max encourages us in the miracle of Christ’s birth and the promise of his return as we reflect on the true meaning of Christmas: Immanuel, God with us. If you could use more joy and hope this Christmas season, Max's book Because of Bethlehem is available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: MaxLucado.com

Dec 18, 2020
76: The Message of the Miracles (You Are Never Alone Series)
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In the final epsiode of the You Are Never Alone Series, Max encourages us in the overarching message and purpose of the miracles as recorded in the Gospel of John—that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. If you'd like more comfort and encouragement, Max's book You Are Never Alone is available now wherever books are sold. Visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 16, 2020
75: The Gospel of the Second Chance (You Are Never Alone Series)
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No matter where you are, no matter what you're going through, no matter what you've done in your past, God is a God of second chances. In this episode, Max will encourage you from the story of the restoration of the Apostle Peter. If you'd like more comfort and encouragement, Max's book You Are Never Alone is available now wherever books are sold. Visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 14, 2020
74: God Loves Prodigals (You Are Never Alone Series)
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In this episode, Max reminds us that no matter what you're going through; no matter how far you've wandered from God; his arms are wide open to you. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 11, 2020
73: God Loves Doubters (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you dealing with doubt in life? Doubt in your faith? In this episode, Max shows us how God's love for us is so evident in the life of perhaps the most famous doubter of all, Thomas. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 09, 2020
72: Hope for the Fear-Filled (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Could you use a peace that interrupts your fear? In this episode, Max looks at how Jesus gave the disciples exactly that on the first Easter after his crucifixion. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 07, 2020
71: Don't Give Up (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Is the road you're on long? Is the trail you're on dark? In this episode, Max gives incredible encouragment to keep going by looking at the story of Mary the morning after the crucifixion of Jesus. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 04, 2020
70: Your Sunday is Coming (You Are Never Alone Series)
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We all face tragedy in life. And we all receive the symbols of our tragedies. In this episode, Max looks at how God takes symbols of tragedy and turns them into symbols of triumph. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Dec 02, 2020
69: Difficult December
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Is this a hard Christmas season for you? In this episode, Max gives us a glimpse into how timeless and precious the story of Christmas really is... even amid our difficult days.. To learn more about Max, visit MaxLucado.com.

Nov 30, 2020
68: Leave These at the Cross
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You can analyze the cross; you can read abou the cross; you can discuss the cross. In this episode, Max shows us that it isn't until you leave something at the cross that you really embrace the cross. To learn more about Max, visit MaxLucado.com.

Nov 27, 2020
67: The Next Big Event in History
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A day is coming in which Christians, upon the signal of Christ, will be transported into the presence of Christ never to depart. In this episode, Max shares why this is encouraging news for believers. To learn more about Max, visit MaxLucado.com.

Nov 25, 2020
66: It Is Finished (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Have you ever thought of Jesus' crucifixion as a miracle? In this episode, Max shows us how the crucifixion embodies the feature of all the other miracles in the book of John, and what that means for us today. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 23, 2020
65: The Blood and the Water (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Could you use a reminder of God's and devotion to you? In this episode, Max shows us the significance of the blood and water that poured out of Jesus' body on the cross, and how that demostration of his devotion is just as significant today as it was then. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 20, 2020
64: The God of Great Turnaround
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Is your life in a season of weeping but you long for a time of rejoicing? In this episode Max shares the encouraging news from Esther that our God is the God of the great turnaround. To learn more about Max, visit MaxLucado.com.

Nov 18, 2020
63: God Gets You (You Are Never Alone Series)
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God understands what it's like to be a human. In this episode, Max shows you that God gets you because he became like you. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 16, 2020
62: You, me and Wile E Coyote (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Though the Apostle Peter denied the Christ who came to save him, Christ never forgot the Peter he came to save. In this episode, Max will encourage you with a look at God's relentless grace for Peter, and his relentless grace for you. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 13, 2020
61: Jesus Prayed for You (You Are Never Alone Series)
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In this episode, Max looks at John 17 and how Jesus was present with you even during his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 11, 2020
60: Calling All Peacemakers
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Do you think the world could use a little more peace? Would you like to see more peace in your world? In this episode, Max looks at Jesus' call to us to be peacemakers. If you'd like to learn more, visit: maxlucado.com

Nov 09, 2020
59: The Secret of the Vine (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Could you use some peace in your life? In this episode, Max teaches from John 15 on how Christ creates peace as stay attached to him. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Nov 06, 2020
58: The Problem with Your Problem
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Problems come with life. In this episode, Max discusses scripture’s answer to our problems.  If you'd like to dive deeper, visit: maxlucado.com

Nov 04, 2020
57: The Vote That Matters
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Millions are voting during this stress-filled week. In this episode, Max teaches from Romans 8 and encourages us that God casts his vote for us. If you'd like to dive deeper, visit: maxlucado.com

Nov 02, 2020
56: Need Peace? (You Are Never Alone Series)
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During these chaotic times, we could all use some peace. In this episode, Max helps us learn how to have peace that passes understanding. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 30, 2020
55: Facing Death Unafraid (You Are Never Alone Series)
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What does God say about death? In this episode, Max teaches from John 14 and affirms that death is no tragedy but the beginning of life. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 28, 2020
54: Your Feet Are Wet (You Are Never Alone Series)
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What was is like when Jesus chose, on the night before his own crucifixion, to wash the feet of his followers? In this episode, Max examines what this loving act of service means for us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 26, 2020
53: Jesus in the Cemetery (You Are Never Alone Series)
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The story of Lazerus reminds us that Jesus is the Lord of life and resurrection. Listen to Max unpack the beauty of Christ's tenderness and the assurance of his power in the midst of our loss. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 23, 2020
52: Christ is No Cowboy (You Are Never Alone Series)
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When you find yourself straying or lost, do you need a cowboy or a shepherd? In this episode, Max looks at the picture of Christ we find in John 10 - the good shepherd who loves and knows his sheep. Aren't we glad for his faithful care? If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 21, 2020
51: Christ Will Help You See (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Could you use some new vision in this year of confusion? Max unpacks the curious story of Jesus' encounter with a blind man and how his touch, and a bit of mud, changed everything. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 19, 2020
50: The Plot Twist of Grace (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you in need of a fresh dose of God's grace? In this episode, Max explores the surprising story of the woman caught in the act of adultery. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 16, 2020
49: He Will Meet You in the Storm (You Are Never Alone Series)
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In this episode, Max opens up about a personal storm he encountered as a young man, and how Jesus met him in the midst of that storm. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 14, 2020
48: Rivers of Living Water (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you thirsty for happiness, answers, strength? In this episode, Max tells us the source of the rivers of living water. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 12, 2020
47: Christ is With You in This Storm (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you in a storm right now? In this episode, Max affirms that before God stills the storm, he comes to you in the midst of the storm. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 09, 2020
46: Christ's Cure for Anxiety (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you feeling anxious and worried by life's many challenges? In this episode, Max encourages us that God's presence cures our destructive anxiety. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 07, 2020
45: What's This World Coming To? (You Are Never Alone Series)
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We all have the question on our minds: What's this world coming to? In this episode, Max tells us God's answer is The Great Day. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 05, 2020
44: Getting Unstuck (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Does your life feel stuck? In this episode, Max invites us to reflect on Jesus' question, "Do you want to get well?" If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Oct 02, 2020
43: God's Answer for Troubled Times (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Are you on the long walk between offered and answered prayer? In this episode, Max encourages us that when calamity strikes, we can entrust our troubles to God. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 30, 2020
42: A Friend of the Friendless (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Friend, you are special. And in this episode, Max will comfort you with the truth that you have a loving God who values you more than you know. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 28, 2020
41: The Spirit Will Help You (You Are Neer Alone Series)
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The Spirit is wholly holy and unlike any being in our world. In this episode, Max shows us how the Holy Spirit is a source of strength that is unbuffeted by that which buffets us, undisturbed by that which disturbs us, untethered to whatever ties us down. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 25, 2020
40: The Creator's Greatest Creation (You Are Never Alone Series)
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In this episode, Max's shows us how the Creator of the universe continues to create new life in us and in our circumstances. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 23, 2020
39: What Matters to You Matters to God (You Are Never Alone Series)
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God wants you to know that you can take your needs—all your needs, big or small—to him. In this episode, Max shows you how Jesus cares about everything you are going through and wants to hear about it. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com 

Sep 21, 2020
38: Come and See (You Are Never Alone Series)
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God comes to you. In this episode, Max invites you to come and see how Jesus comes to you in the midst of the storms in your life. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 18, 2020
37: Grace and Truth (You Are Never Alone Series)
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Don’t we all long for a father who will love us no matter what? In this episode, Max shows us that we all have that type father in our Heavenly Father. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 16, 2020
36: The Coolest Part of the Coming (You Are Never Alone Series)
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John 1:14 tells us, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us”. In this episode, Max discussed the most remarkable aspect of the incarnation. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 14, 2020
35: You Are Never Alone (Series Preview)
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You have a loving, Heavenly Father who will meet you in the midst of life’s messes. In this series preview, Max gives an introduction to the miracles of Jesus as recorded in the book of John, and shows us that John recorded them, not to impress us, but to urge us to believe in the tender presence and mighty power of Christ. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book You Are Never Alone is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more, visit: YouAreNeverAloneBook.com

Sep 13, 2020
34: The Offer of a Lifetime (3:16 Series)
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The Bible says Christ will live in your heart as you open the door and let him in. In the final episode of the 3:16 Series, Max urges us to not walk away from the greatest offer ever extended. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 12, 2020
33: Need Life? (3:16 Series)
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Life has its share of letdowns. How do you know Jesus won't be one of them? In this episode, Max discusses daring to believe that Jesus can give you what he promises. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 11, 2020
32: The Final Kingdom (3:16 Series)
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God provides a map as all of history moves toward a one King kingdom. In this episode, Max looks at some of the events in history that show us where we find ourselves today, and what's ahead. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 10, 2020
31: Are We Nearing the End? (3:16 Series)
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Jesus likens the signs of the end times to birth pains. In this episode, Max looks at some of the signs found in Scripture that point to the inauguration of God's Kingdom. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 09, 2020
30: Surprised by Grace (3:16)
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Do you feel wounded, weary, and worried? In this episode, Max tells us that John 3:16 offers us the gift of certainty about your eternal life. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 08, 2020
29: The Gift of Unhappiness (3:16 Series)
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Do you feel unhappy? In this episode, Max says we're unhappy because we're not supposed to be happy here. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 07, 2020
28: Don't Get Too Cozy Here (3:16 Series)
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We have a yearning for our forever home. In this episode, Max discusses that the greatest calamity in this life is to feel at home when we're not.  If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 04, 2020
27: Eternal Weight of Glory (3:16 Series)
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Does it ever feel like the tough times will never end? In this episode, Max affirms that from the light of heaven, our suffering will be but a grain of sand in the dunes of eternity.  If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Sep 02, 2020
26: Believers Will Be Leaving (3:16 Series)
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The Bible is a forward facing book and equips us for the future. In this episode, Max helps us understand the promise of the rapture to comfort and bless us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 31, 2020
25: Anticipate the Anti-Christ (3:16 Series)
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More than 100 passages of scripture describe the prince of darkness. In this episode, Max discusses the darkest chapter of history yet to come and the good news that believers won't have to live through it. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 28, 2020
24: Your Reward is Coming (3:16 Series)
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We're saved by grace but our deeds will be recognized. In this episode, Max tells us that our good efforts on earth will not go to waste and will be noticed. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 26, 2020
23: A Peek Into Paradise (3:16 Series)
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These difficult times are really requiring us to quarry a deep faith. In this episode, Max discusses that death triggers the greatest part of our story: eternal life. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 24, 2020
22: Do Dogs Go To Heaven? (3:16 Series)
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Does heaven seem unfamiliar, disembodied, or boring? In this episode, Max challenges some of our misconceptions of heaven by answering some common questions. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 21, 2020
21: Is Hell Unfair? (3:16 Series)
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We often rush to discuss eternal life but gloss over eternal death. In this episode, Max discusses the supreme suprise that Christ went to hell and arose from its depths so that we don't have to. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 19, 2020
20: Would a Loving God Send People to Hell? (3:16 Series)
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Jesus didn't avoid the topic of hell and neither should we. In this episode, Max discusses that looking closer at hell gives us a closer look at Christ's character. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 17, 2020
19: Our Miracle Working God (3:16 Series)
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Do you desire to be released from the predictable and into the hands of the miracle worker? In this episode, Max tells us that Jesus' miracles were essential to his ministry and reminds us that there is more to life than what meets the eye. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 14, 2020
18: Why All Roads Can't Lead to Heaven (3:16 Series)
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Jesus is the only one who can buckle us in to the journey to heaven. In this episode, Max affirms that Jesus blazes a standalone trail to eternal life. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 12, 2020
17: Your Father is Strong Enough (3:16 Series)
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Self-reliance is often the philosophy of our day, but Christ begs to differ. In this episode, Max tells us that salvation is assured not to the worker, but to the truster. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 10, 2020
16: Let Christ Do The Work (3:16 Series)
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Can we really trust the simple invitation to believe? In this episode, Max reminds us that we can't fix our lives, all we can do is fix our gaze on Jesus. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 07, 2020
15: It's Not Too Late (3:16 Series)
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John 3:16 contains a "whenever" policy. In this episode, Max encourages us that it is never too late to accept God's free gift of grace.  If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 05, 2020
14: God's Whoever Policy (3:16 Series)
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Whoever unfurls 3:16 as a banner for the ages. After all, who isn't a whoever? In this episode, Max discusses how God's whoever policy sledgehammers racial fences, dynamites social classes, and bypasses gender borders. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Aug 03, 2020
13: What Jesus Gave (3:16 Series)
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By the grace of God, we go from graceless to grace-shaped. In this episode, Max reminds us that God doesn't want to just get us into heaven, but to also get heaven into us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 31, 2020
12: Your New Heart (3:16 Series)
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The Bible says only the Holy will see God, but how can this be possible when we feel unholy? In this episode, Max discusses how Christ has exchanged hearts with us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 29, 2020
11: Christ, Forsaken? (3:16 Series)
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Jesus, the Son of God, feels abandoned by God. What are we to make of this? In this episode, Max helps us see the importance of Jesus' cry on the cross. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 27, 2020
10: Your Next Door Savior (3:16 Series)
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Jesus is completely God and completely human. In this episode, Max teaches us why believing this is vital to our faith. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 24, 2020
9: Christ Will Teach You (3:16 Series)
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Do you long to have a closer relationship with God? In this episode, Max helps us realize that Jesus has an unrivaled knowledge of God and wants to share it with us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 22, 2020
2: The Greatest Conversation in the Bible (3:16 Series)
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Maybe you've heard the phrase "born again" tossed around, but do you truly know what it means? In this episode, Max discusses how the invitation to be born again leads us into a Kingdom in which God himself does the work and generates a miracle within us. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
3: God's Got This (3:16 Series)
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Is your hope in short supply? Do you need a reminder of God's great love for you? In this episode, Max reassures us that we have a mighty God who is ready to help us face mighty problems. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold. 

Jul 20, 2020
4: Let God Love You (3:16 Series)
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We often act like we can exhaust God's love, but do we truly know it's depth? In this episode, Max reminds us that we are loved by an endless love, revealed by Christ on the cross.  If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
6: Christ's Love, Your Home (3:16 Series)
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We're used to being surrounded by imperferect love. In this episode, Max encourages us to take up permanent residence in God's perfect love. How would your life be different if you were forever soaked in God's love? If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
8: Jesus Ruler and Revealer (3:16 Series)
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Is God asking you to know him better? To know God, we have to know Jesus. In this episode, Max reminds us that Jesus holds the key to the Kingdom and is holding the door wide open, waiting for us to walk in. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
7: The One and Only One and Only (3:16 Series)
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Does the world sometimes seem like it's spinning out of control? In this episode, Max encourages us to put our faith and trust in the One and Only Son who has ultimate authority over all history. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
5: God's Love Never Changes (3:16 Series)
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With change comes fear and insecurity. The good news is we have an unchanging God. In this episode, Max discusses how God's unchanging love has nothing to do with our characteristics or actions: God loves us because he has chosen to do so. If you'd like to dive deeper into this message, Max's book 3:16 is available wherever books are sold.

Jul 20, 2020
1: The Hope Diamond of the Bible (3:16 Series)
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In this episode, Max brings an encouraging word from perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible, John 3:16. This 26-word parade of hope begins with God and ends with life and urges us to do the same. Be encouraged as Max examines what he refers to as "the hope diamond of the Bible."

Jul 06, 2020