About Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

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When You Are Out of Choices


In the fifth chapter of John we find the story of an invalid. He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t work. He couldn’t even get into the pool of Bethesda. He was out of options. But God’s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless. Jesus told the man, “Stand up. Pick up your mat and walk.” And the man immediately obeyed. I wish we would do that. I wish we would take Jesus at his word. What is this peculiar paralysis that confines us—this stubborn unwillingness to be healed? When he says we’re forgiven, let’s unload the guilt. When he says … Listen NowFor more inspirational messages please visit Max Lucado.