Pastor Max Lucado is a Texan, born and raised. Not only that, he is a gifted writer and speaker. Take a look at some of the other interesting things that I found about him in this overview of a great Christian writer.
Humble Beginnings & Education
Born in 1955, Max is the baby with three older siblings. He wanted to be a lawyer and attended college for that purpose at Abilene Christian University. As sometimes happens in college, he changed his mind on that major after just one Bible course and a mission trip. He felt a strong calling to be a missionary and therefore changed his field of study to Bible and Biblical Studies.
He graduated college and became involved as a minister for a single’s group in a church in Miami, Florida where he also married Denalyn. Together they answered a call to serve as missionaries to Brazil. They served there for five years until the death of Max’s dad. He and his family then moved back to the United States so that Max could be near to his mother.
More About His Ministry
After just 2 years as Pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, Max had become such a successful writer that he told his congregation that he no longer needed a salary from the church. He served as the Senior Pastor at that church for 20 years until health concerns caused him to step down for a time. Even though he is no longer a full time pastor at Oak Hills he still serves as a preacher.
Pastor Lucado has written nearly 100 books and you can find them online and at any book store. He even has some mobile devotional apps available for free download to Android and iPhone products.
Some of my Favorite Quotes by Max Lucado
Being a great preacher and writer there is no shortage of great quotes by Max. Here are some of my favorites:
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”
“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. ”
“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t Heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”
“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.”
“The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.”
“Let God have you, and let God love you – and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.”
“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”
“A few songs with Him might change the way you sing. Forever.”
“The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life.”
“Don’t measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it.”
“Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you. If anything costs you your faith or your family, the price is too high. Such is the point Jesus makes in the parable of the portfolio.”
Just a Man Sharing Great Words
Max Lucado is gifted by God to share God’s promises through his many, many published works. He is inspirational and honest. He is humble and bold. I am thankful for this great Christian writer of our time.
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