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If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.


Max Lucado

Max Lucado (born 1955) is a best-selling Christian author and minister of writing and preaching at Oak Hills Church (formerly Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio, Texas. Lucado has written more than 50 books with 28 million copies in print, including three recipients of the Charles "Kip" Jordon Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year (Just Like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace, and When God Whispers Your Name), and has appeared regularly on several bestseller lists. After serving as the pulpit minister for 20 years, Lucado announced in early 2007 that he was stepping down due to health concerns related to atrial fibrillation. Lucado has since assumed the ministry role of writing and preaching at Oak Hills. He co-pastors the church with one of Willow Creek's former teaching pastors, Randy Frazee

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  • bumble_h
    https://bible.org/illustration/our-greatest-need attributed it to "Unfinished Business", Charles Sell, Multnomah, 1989, pp. 121ff
    LikeReplyReport10 months ago
  • Marian Davis Fanok Miller
    This is not a quote from Max L. He quoted it in his book "When God Whispers Your Name" & in his Grace for the Moment devotional of Dec 16 he says he received that quote in the mail.
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago
  • Jesse Roland
    Great quote but it's not Lucado's. That predates him for sure.
    LikeReplyReport 16 years ago
    • Bumble Ho
      Max Lucado acknowledge that fact. He preceeded that quote in the book "When God Whispers Your Name" with this sentence, "Every Christmas I read this reminder which came in the mail several years ago..." Later on in another book, he said that the quote was from Roy Lessin. 
      LikeReplyReport 16 years ago


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si nuestra mayor necesidad hubiera sido la información, Dios habría enviado un educador. si nuestra mayor necesidad hubiera sido la tecnología, Dios nos habría enviado un científico. si nuestra mayor necesidad hubiera sido el dinero, Dios nos hubiera enviado un economista. pero como nuestra mayor necesidad era el perdón, Dios nos envió un salvador.

Hvis vårt største behov hadde vært informasjon, ville Gud ha sendt en lærer. Hvis vårt største behov hadde vært teknologi, ville Gud sendt oss en forsker. Hvis vårt største behov hadde vært penger, ville Gud sendt oss en økonom. men siden vårt største behov var tilgivelse, sendte Gud oss en frelser.

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