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John 3:16. Millions quote it, only a handful trust it. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Wary of a catch, perhaps? Cautioned by guarded friends?

Desperation heightens our interest. When he asks for a divorce or she says it’s over. When the coroner calls, the kids rebel, or the finances collapse. When desperation typhoons into your world, God’s offer of a free flight home demands a second look. John 3:16 morphs from a nice verse to a life vest.

Some of you are wearing it. For you, the passage comforts like your favorite blanket. Don’t walk away from it. Give God your answer. Ephesians 3:17 promises, “Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.” - Max Lucado


Millions facing the chill of empty pockets or the fears of sudden change turn to Christ. Why? Because he’s been there. He’s been to Nazareth, where he made deadlines and paid bills; to Jerusalem, where he stared down critics and stood up against cynics. We have our Nazareths as well. And Jesus wasn’t the last to build a team, and accusers didn’t disappear with Jerusalem’s temple. Why seek Jesus’ help with your challenges? Because he’s been there.

But most of all, he’s been to the grave. Not as a visitor, but as a corpse. Body wrapped and grave sealed. Buried. You haven’t yet, but you will be. And since you will, don’t you need someone who knows the way out? God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead — a way to have life that cannot be destroyed - Max Lucado


Something is awry. We feel disconnected. What we hope will bring life brings only limited amounts. We connect with a career and find meaning in family, yet long for something more. First job, then promotion, wedding day, nursery, kids, grandkids. Around and around—is there anything else? Jesus steps forth with a reconnection invitation: “Though we be dead in our transgressions and sins, and separated from the life of God, whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” (Ephesians 2:5).

Reborn! He breathes life into flat-lined lives. He offers life. Others offer life, but no one offers to do what Jesus does—to reconnect us to life. Peter says, “Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand new life…everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts right now” (1 Peter 1:3-4 The Message) - Max Lucado


Spend a lifetime telling God to be quiet, and He will do just that. In hell, God honors our request for silence. Hell is not a correctional facility or reform school. Its members hear no candid sermons. They do not hear the Spirit of God, or the voice of God, or the voice of God’s people. In Ezekiel 33:11 God says, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.”

It is not God’s will that any should perish, but the fact that some do highlights God’s justice. God must punish sin. Thanks to Christ, this earth can be the nearest you come to hell. But apart from Christ, this earth is the nearest you come to heaven. John 3:16 says, “whoever believes in him shall not perish…” God makes the offer, but we make the choice. What’s your choice? - Max Lucado


Some historians clump Christ with Moses, Muhammad, Confucius, and other spiritual leaders. But Jesus refuses to share the page. In John 14:6 Jesus declares, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” He could have scored more points in political correctness had he said, “I know the way,” or “I show the way.” Yet he speaks not of what he does but of who he is: “I am the way!”

His disciple Peter announced, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Believe in yourself? No, believe in him. Believe in them? No, believe in him. And John 3:16 promises to those who believe in him “they shall not perish but have eternal life.” Believe in him. Believe in the One He sent - Max Lucado

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As a parent, when our children stumble, we don’t disown them. We may punish or reprimand, but cast them out of the family? We cannot! They are biologically connected to us. Those born with our DNA will die with it.

God, our Father, engenders the same relationship with us. Upon salvation we become as John 1:12 says, “children of God.” He alters our lineage, redefines our spiritual parenthood, and in doing so, secures our salvation.

Paul says, “Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 1:13). And a soul sealed by God is safe! God paid too high a price to leave us unguarded. Again, a reminder from Paul in Ephesians 4:30, “He has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.” What a difference this assurance makes - Max Lucado

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John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” That phrase believes in him doesn’t digest well in our day of self-sufficient spiritual food. Believe in yourself is the common menu selection of our day. Try harder. Work longer. Dig deeper. Self-reliance is our goal.

In him smacks of exclusion. Salvation comes in many forms, right? No…salvation is found, not in self or in them, but in him! Romans 4:5 says, “To the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.” Our spiritual legs have no strength. Our morality has no muscle. Our good deeds cannot carry us across the finish line…but Christ can - Max Lucado


Some of us have written our own Bible verse from Popular Opinion chapter 1, verse 1: “God helps those who help themselves.” We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way: we’ll earn it!

Christ, in contrast, says to us, “Your role is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t.” By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily. You believe the chair will support you, so you set your weight on it. You trust the work of the light switch, so you flip it. You daily trust power you cannot see to do a work you cannot accomplish. Jesus invites you to do the same with Him, but just Him. Not another leader, not even yourself. Just Christ. Look to Jesus and believe - Max Lucado

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Whoever. God’s wonderful word of welcome! We lose much in life—jobs and chances; we lose at love. We lose youth and idealism. We lose much, but we never lose our place on God’s “whoever” list.

I love to hear my wife say “whoever.” Sometimes it’s my favorite fragrance wafting from the kitchen: strawberry cake! I follow the smell like a bird dog follows a trail. Yet I’ve learned to still my fork until Denalyn gives clearance. “Who is it for?” I ask. She might say, “For a friend. Max don’t touch it!” Or she might throw open the door of delight and say, “Whoever!” And since I qualify as a whoever, I say “yes!”

I hope you will too. Not to the cake, but to God. No status is too low, no hour too late, no place too far. However. Whenever. Wherever. Whoever includes you…forever - Max Lucado


Do a simple exercise with me. Measure your life against just these four standards from the Ten Commandments:

“You must not steal.” Have you ever stolen anything? A paper clip? A parking space? You thief.

“You must not lie.” Those who say they haven’t just did.

“You must not commit adultery.” Jesus said if you look at a woman with lust you’ve committed adultery in your heart (Matthew 5:28).

“You must not murder.” Before you claim innocence, Jesus said anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder (Matthew 5:22).

Jesus made his position clear: “Anyone whose life is not holy will never see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). So where does that leave us? Well it leaves us drawing hope from 1 Corinthians 15:3. Christ died for our sins—in place of—on behalf of! So don’t measure yourself by keeping commandments, measure yourself by the cross - Max Lucado

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Jesus invites, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest…let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28).

Do yourself a favor. Underscore, underline, and accept this invitation. Jesus says, Let me teach you how to handle long Mondays, and cranky in-laws. Let me teach you why people fight, death comes, and forgiveness counts.

We need answers and Jesus offers them. But can we trust him? There’s only one way to know and that is to seek him out. Lift up your eyes, set your sights on Jesus. No passing glances or occasional glimpses. Search the crowded streets and shadow-casting roofs until you spot his face, then set your sights on him. You’ll find the Only One and Only - Max Lucado


Denalyn and I have been married over 35 years. We no longer converse; we communicate in code. She walks into the kitchen while I’m making a sandwich. “Denalyn?” I ask. “No, I don’t want one,” she says. I’ll open the refrigerator and stare for a few moments. “Denalyn?” She’ll answer, “Mayo is on the top shelf; pickles on the door.” She knows me better than anyone. She is the authority on Max!

How much more does Jesus know God? When Jesus says in Matthew 10:31, “You are worth more than many sparrows,” you can trust him. He knows the value of every creature. And when Jesus says, “In my Father’s house are many mansions,” you can count on it. He knows; He has walked them. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish…” (John 3:16). When Jesus speaks about God, he is the ultimate authority. Trust him - Max Lucado


I have a feeling most people who defy and deny God do so more out of fear than conviction. For all our chest pumping and braggadocio, we’re anxious folk. We can’t see a step into the future, can’t hear the One who owns us. No wonder we try to bite the hand that feeds us. But God reaches and touches.

If he’s touching you, let him. Mark it down! God loves you, and He loves you with an unearthly love. You can’t win it by being winsome, you can’t lose it by being a loser. But you can be blind enough to resist it. Don’t, for heaven’s sake, don’t. For your sake, don’t. Others demote you. God claims you. Let the definitive voice of the universe say, “You are part of my plan.” - Max Lucado


Scripture employs an artillery of terms for love, each one calibrated to reach a different target. Consider the one Moses used with his followers in Deuteronomy 10:15, “The LORD chose your ancestors as the objects of his love.” What the Hebrews heard in their language was this: “The LORD binds himself to his people.” Binds is the word hasaq, and it speaks of a tethered love, a love attached to something or someone. Harnessed. The strap serves two functions, yanking and claiming. Like yanking your child out of trouble and, in doing so, to proclaim, “Yes, he is as wild as a banshee. But he’s mine.”

God chained himself to Israel. Because they were lovable? No. God loves Israel and the rest of us because he chooses to do so. God’s love is the love that won’t let go of the object of His love - Max Lucado

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George Matheson was a teenager when doctors told him he was going blind. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1861. By the time he finished graduate seminary studies, he was sightless. His fiancée returned his engagement ring with a note: “I cannot see my way clear to go through life bound by the chains of marriage to a blind man.”

Matheson adapted to his sightless world but never quite recovered from his broken heart. He became a powerful and poetic pastor, led a full and inspiring life, turning to the unending love of God for comfort. And he penned these words: “O love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee; and I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow may richer fuller be.” The love of people may come and go, but God’s love? It never leaves - Max Lucado


Short memories harden the heart so make careful note of God’s blessings! Declare with David, “I will daily add praise to praise. I’ll write the book on your righteousness, talk up your salvation the lifelong day, and never run out of good things to write or say” (Psalm 71:14-15 MSG).

Catalog God’s goodnesses. Meditate on them. He has led you and earned your trust. Remember what he’s done for you. And acknowledge what you have done against God. The scripture says, “If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts” (1 John 1:10). Sin-hoarding stiffens us. Confession softens us. Is your heart hard? Take it to the Father. You’re only a prayer away from tenderness. You live in a hard world but you don’t have to live with a hard heart! - Max Lucado


Life at times appears to fall to pieces. It seems irreparable. But it’s going to be okay! How can you know? Because as John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world!” Those are God’s arms you feel. Trust him. Believe him. Allow the only decision maker in the universe to comfort you. Since he has no needs, you cannot tire him. Since he is without age, you cannot lose him. Since he has no sin, you cannot corrupt him.

Paul said in Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us.” If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of our bad and sense out of our faltering lives? Of course he can. He is not just alive, but He is life himself. John 5:26 confirms for us, “The Father has life in himself.” He is God! And God loves you - Max Lucado


The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God!” Our universe is God’s preeminent missionary. Doesn’t a painting suggest a painter? Don’t stars suggest a star maker? Doesn’t creation imply a creator?

Now look within you. Look at your sense of right and wrong. Who told you a moral compass exists? What is this magnetic pole that pulls the needles on the compass of your conscience if not God? God did this! The wonders above and within you testify to his existence. But God not only made the world, He loves the world. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world!” Try that on for size! The one who formed you pulls for you. Untrumpable power stoked by unstoppable love! - Max Lucado


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There are those of us who live within a deafening state of anguish. Human beings harbouring haunted memories, Waltzing through their forests of weed, A symphony of prescription pills, And at the bottom of every bottle, To release their pain and their past, Trapped every single second, Waiting for their own personalized fob card, To unlock their minds and the trauma from their childhood experiences. There are those that are trying to survive each moment, Still trapped in a piercing yet soundless decomposition. Misunderstood and lonely, they gather, down under a bridge, From evening's start to it's break of day, With their cardboard blankets, cold, Like much of today's humanity. There are those that live with a hole, That seems to enlarge and encompass each passing day. A couple leaves their affluent neighborhood, separately, Minds full of stress, they drive, Drive to each of their workplaces, A child in each luxury vehicle, An argument, verbally had arose, Like the day before, and the day before that one, Their lives are in immeasurable brokered turmoil. Do you mortgage your happiness? Is there something in us more than just a great consumer? For decades, Darren Kaytor numbed himself, And often throughout his life was homeless, Like so very many, his fragile young body had been sexually violated, Yet, he has provided extraordinary acts for humanity, like: Saving a family from a burning house, And he sparked and championed a cause, he fought for, And helped shape: "Jimmy's Law - Bill 601". With their child buckled in the backseat, acting out, They drive by a homeless person, with decayed, broken down teeth, Their first thought... maybe he placed other lives before his own? Perhaps he created a bill, or bills that helped my life? Right? Imagine bridging civilization into a peaceful co-existence? An existence of thought for all, A happy place for all, A safe place for all, Harmony for all, Peace for all, Love for all. When civilization loses sight of the fact, The fact that they are one and one with everything, That their very self is an integral part, Part of the whole universe - A modern civilization that separates themselves, Has no identity and falls victim, Falls, falls into a false sense of self, Falls into a mechanical being, a being, That does things without thinking, That does things without feeling, A being that acts out of habit, A clash of civilizations like this, Will not last much longer, Nothing can, And thus, The end result: Madness. How does one move away from misery? How does one box step away from darkness? How does one ballroom dance away from the bigotry? How does one dance in three-quarter time? How does one waltz in peace full-time? How does one find freedom? Now is the time to observe our lives. For we must observe life, For our observations lead us, Lead us to recognize an understanding, An understanding of our place in the universe, of knowing, Knowing who we are, and we, we are not shaped by, By a luxury vehicle, nor an expensive designer handbag. Listen to the needs of all children, Do not empower alienating behaviors, Teach a child, this fragile little wonder, That they are not defined by a luxury vehicle, That they are not defined by expensive designer footwear, That they are not defined by a house in an affluent neighborhood. Therefore guide, guide a child, this fragile little light, House them with proper principles and values, House them with proper behavior, to behave, Behave in a positive manner, always listen, Listen to the needs and the cry of a child, Orchestrate this harmonization of understanding. Let us all move to a pathway of understanding, Let us all harbour a peaceful co-existence, Let us bridge unity; unity for all walks of life, Let us bridge thoughtfulness; thoughtfulness for all walks of life, Let us bridge a safe place; a safe place for all walks of life, Let us bridge harmony; harmony for all walks of life, Let us bridge peace; peace for all walks of life, Let us bridge love; love for all walks of life, Let us all walk within and through the light of our Creator. So that the end for which all was created becomes one community. - DTKB (Mornings 6a - 10a)
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