The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast

By Max Lucado

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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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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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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