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Max Lucado

Words of Power

Listen to Today’s Devotion When we stand at the altar of Christ on the final day, we will appreciate the influence of those who stepped out and spoke up to help us. You can do this.  Do not shrink back.  Step out and speak up. After all, you are an…

The Path of Faith

Listen to Today’s Devotion The faith-filled prayer is a prayer of admonishment.  The prayer of faith invites God to be God, to be sovereign over a tumultuous time. Dennis McDonald models this type of admonishment.  He was our church’s hospital chaplain for many years.  I was always struck by the…

Words of Hope and Prayers of Faith

Listen to Today’s Devotion 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 know the story of your namesake?”  He nodded.…

Unsheathe God’s Sword

Listen to Today’s Devotion “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 get away from it—no matter what” (Hebrews 4:12–13 MSG). Unsheathe God’s sword,…

Speak Up

Listen to Today’s Devotion 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 died” (John 11:21).  Martha was to Jesus…

Peace in the Middle East

Listen to Today’s Devotion 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, fruitless assignment.  Brian said his unit battled low morale daily. An…