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The Faith of Glen Campbell
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 9, 2017

 

He grew up in a small town in rural Arkansas, the seventh son of a seventh son, a dirt poor farmer’s son in a poor rural county. But Glen he did have two gifts—good parents who gave him a $5 Sears and Roebuck guitar and a strong work ethic.

 

Through hard work and vision, high school dropout Glen Campbell found himself not behind the “north end of a southbound mule,” but in Southern California in the Sixties. Though he never learned to read music, it was apparent to all that he was something special, a prodigious guitar player. He played with Elvis, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rick Nelson, and The Mamas and The Papas, just to mention a few.

 

But despite his success as a session musician, Glen charted a different course—he decided to take the lead. What a bold and wise decision it was. Glen quickly racked up mega-hits: Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights, and Rhinestone Cowboy to name just a few. He also became a star of television and film.

 

Still, to obtain fame, the boy from tiny Billstown, Arkansas had done a load of compromisin’. And as a result, marriages and relationships failed and he was horribly addicted to drugs and alcohol. While he never sought to be a star, “just a country boy who played guitar,” he nevertheless fell into the trap of so many who pursued stardom.       

 

Then in 1981, after a near overdose and due to the faith and love of Kimberly Woolen, whom he would eventually marry, Glen accepted Christ as his Savior. He...

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Finding a Great Church
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 26, 2017

 

Each week at PowerPoint Ministries, we hear from people seeking a new church home. Some have moved from another city, or another state. Others hope a new church will reignite their faith.

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How to break free when grief won’t let go
By Jack Graham | July 5, 2017

C. S. Lewis was plunged into the depths of grief after the death of his wife. He wrote, “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” Grief can feel that way – beyond measure, with no clear beginning and no end in sight.

But as believers, we know we’ll see our Christian loved ones again in heaven. What a glorious promise!

But how do you deal with the pain of loss right now?

Here are some biblical truths to help you move through that overwhelming sadness in a healthy way – so you get better, not bitter:

First, remember God is with you.

Sometimes, in our lowest moments, we’re so focused on what we’re feeling that we don’t look up and recognize God’s presence. But the truth is, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Your loving heavenly Father will help you, hold you close, and dry every tear.

Second, let good grief do its healing work.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is normal, natural, and helpful for healing your emotions.

Good grief is calling out to God when you hurt – but then steadying yourself with God’s promises. Remind yourself of His love, His grace, and His power daily.

Soak in David’s words in Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”

Don’t let your grief keep a paralyzing grip on you. As you turn to God and His Word for comfort and healing, He will fill your heart with the hope of heaven!

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From Pastor’s Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 2, 2017

Dear Friend,

Whatever grief and pain you may be dealing with right now, let me encourage you with a simple truth from the Scriptures…

Jesus loves you and understands all you’re going through – and He’s with you every step of the way.

You may be grieving a child who’s gone his own way. You might be fighting a painful illness. Or you may be wrestling with the loss of a loved one.

Even in your darkest moments, God’s Word can fill your heart with hope.

That’s what happened for Charles Spurgeon, the great English preacher who was so passionate about sharing the Gospel – and drew thousands to Christ.

With his hearty laugh and sense of humor, Spurgeon appeared joyful and content. But his fruitful ministry was attacked by narrow-minded critics. And inwardly, he battled fear, painful gout, and depression for many years.

How did Spurgeon overcome his struggles and impact so many with the Gospel? He knew God was always with him. In his final sermon, he praised God, saying:

“I have had nothing but love from Him. … His service is life, peace, joy.”

It’s my prayer that you’ll find that same “life, peace, joy” as you help bring God’s Word to people all over the world through PowerPoint.

And to thank you for your donation this month, I’ll send you my Breaking Free from Addiction and Breaking Free from Grief booklets, so you can find strength to overcome your struggles.

Thank you again for helping proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

’Til the whole world hears,

 

   
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Your support is changing lives!
By PowerPoint Ministries | July 1, 2017

Your gifts and prayers help share the truth of God’s Word through PowerPoint on TV, over the radio, and online – impacting many lives like these:

“Bonjour, Pastor Graham! I look forward to your daily devotional. Each day you encourage me so much. My walk with Christ has been enhanced because of your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit!” – Rod

 

 

 

“I lost my police career, kids, and marriage due to my addictions to alcohol and drugs. I’ve rededicated my life to the Lord because of Jack Graham. Now Jesus has totally set me free from all alcohol and pain meds! I thank Jesus every day for my life now!” — Lance

 

 

Thank you for your support so more people like these can hear God’s truth!

     

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It was heartbreaking and horrifying for people all over the world to see that – for the third time in three months, and the second time in two weeks – radical Islamic terrorists launched bloody, brutal attacks in the U.K. against civilians who were out for a meal or an evening stroll or a concert.

People of Manchester, London, and the U.K., our prayers are with you – and especially with the families who have suffered firsthand from the cowardly acts of these demonic terrorists.

It’s for times like these that PowerPoint returned to the U.K., broadcasting the truth of God to bring hope now and forever.

I offer you these assurances:

1. There is one true God, and He does not support or reward those who attack innocent men, women, and children. His plan for such wickedness is something altogether different than Paradise.

2. There is one true God, and He has a divine Son who lived among us and ultimately died for our sins before He rose in glory, that we might have life and have it more abundantly.

3. There is one true God, and His Son, Jesus, sits at the right hand of the Father. And they hear the cries and prayers of their people.

Christians, we must pray and we must act.

Let’s pray for healing in the United Kingdom, in America, and for those around the world who suffer from the inherent evil of radical Islam. More Christians are being persecuted today, terrorized today, and losing their lives today than at any time in history because of this so-called “religion of peace.”

So let’s use our voices, our votes, and our finances to...

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The Truth about a Dad's Influence
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 9, 2017

                  Families are in crisis. And the root of that crisis falls on parents…especially disconnected dads. Frankly, we are living in a culture in which fathers are often invisible – a so-called fatherless culture. Our families and our nation are paying the price as a result.  Too often dads are lost, struggling in the role that God has called them to do. 

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Special Father's Day Message
By Jack Graham | June 1, 2017

Men, your children, your grandchildren, are looking to you to lead them. Make the right choice to first follow Christ and then to live for Him in the fear – in the love – of God. And then train up your children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord.

I challenge you today to be the Dad who influences your children for Christ. Be the spiritual influence who will lead your son…your daughter…to seek after God with all their heart.

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