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Why Study Revelation?
By | March 21, 2017

In almost all of its length, the Bible tells the history of God’s people, from Adam to Jesus and His church. Then there’s the Revelation — the history of the future.

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

—2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Everyone has a worldview, whether they are aware of it or not. Your worldview is your basic belief system, the way you look at the world through the lens of your own mind and life. Your worldview is important because it determines both your attitude toward life and your actions in life.

 

It is that driving force behind everything we do—that thing inside of us that motivates us to follow a certain path in life and make the decisions we make, good or bad.

 

We can boil every worldview down into one of two basic categories: either Christ-centered or man-centered. If you are a Christian, then your view of life should be Christ-centered. This simply means that Christ is your sufficient and sovereign Lord in every area of life. This view places Christ at the center of every idea and decision.

 

But unfortunately, many people place themselves at the center of life. The man-centered view says that humans are basically good, capable of making it fine on their own, and therefore have no need for God.

 

What’s the driving force behind your life? How does your worldview impact the decisions you make and the actions you take every day? Those questions are worth thinking about. If you live with Christ at the center of your life, you will experience joy, peace, and fulfillment beyond your greatest imagination.

 

Make sure your worldview is centered on Christ.  

 

 

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What does the book of Revelation mean for you?
By Jack Graham | March 1, 2017

The Bible is the history of God’s people… from Adam to Jesus and on to the founding and future of His Church. But throughout Scripture, only one book is exclusively dedicated to talking about the future: the last book of the Bible–Revelation.

This book can be overwhelming at times because it’s so filled with symbolism. But if you just look for Jesus, you’ll see Revelation is built on one premise: He is coming again!

But until He returns, God has provided us with a reminder of the remarkable promise of His second coming in the book of Revelation. And in my CD series, All Things New: The Revelation Part 2, I list five reasons why:

1. It encourages us to praise our Lord and Savior.

Revelation is much more than just a story about the Antichrist. Revelation is about the Christ. It will give you a greater love for Jesus!

2. It points to our hope in Jesus.

Revelation shows us that eternal things matter. The more we get to know Jesus in its pages, the more we’ll love Him and want to see Him face to face.

3. It prompts us to live godly lives.

With Jesus coming, we should be motivated to live godly lives. Many Christians would be ashamed if Christ returned right now. We have to get our lives right!

4. It encourages us to proclaim the whole counsel of God.

Scripture warns that the wrath of God will be poured out on unbelievers. But in the midst of judgment, there is the promise of salvation for all who believe. Revelation should encourage us to pray that nonbelievers turn to Jesus and to...

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From Pastor’s Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 1, 2017

Dear Friend,

Think about those moments in your life when your heart’s been almost bursting with joy...

Maybe for you it’s been a spectacular sunset. Or when the love of your life looked into your eyes and said, “I do.” Or maybe it’s when you held your newborn baby or grandchild for the very first time.

As you think about those joy-filled moments, I want you to know that heaven is going to be like that forever and ever.

You might be going through a tough time right now. Maybe you’re a believer but you’re struggling under pain and pressure.

If so, let me encourage you to hang on, hold on, and hope on. The truth is, it’s going to get better–especially when we all get to heaven. As God makes “all things new,” your future will be wonderful, and you will rejoice again!

As 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

What a promise we have in the hope of heaven!

I pray you’ve been encouraged by this edition of our PowerLiving newsletter, and I’m grateful for your support to help share God’s love and truth so more people can know Jesus and have the hope of heaven too.

And I’m especially excited that your gift this month will be doubled by the Matching Grant.

Don’t forget to request my CD series, All Things New: The Revelation Part 2, when you send your gift. I know it will encourage you about the hope we have in Christ’s return.

As always, thank you for sharing the...

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Your Support Is Changing Lives!
By PowerPoint Ministries | March 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 …

 

 

Thank you for your encouraging words. In India, it seems very difficult to understand the love [of] God. But I personally believe in Jesus Christ’s love. I’m really thankful to you!– Farah

 

 

Thank you for feeding me biblical life lessons. Jack Graham tops my list of the most listened to Holy Spirit–filled preachers, so it only seemed natural to donate to his ministry. I will pray for you to continue being a mighty vessel! – Ricky

 

 

     

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A celebration of love
By Jack and Deb Graham | February 3, 2017

As humans, we spend much of our lives searching for love. There isn’t a day we don’t feel love – or its absence. Of all the human emotions, love is the most desired and the most misunderstood.

One of our favorite Scripture passages is 1 John 4:8 – “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Love is both what God is and what He has done for us.

The Bible tells us that God created man and woman. He created them distinctly and uniquely. Adam came first and then Eve. God fashioned the woman with His own hands – not to compete with man, but to complete him. Without Eve, Adam was incomplete.

Through Scripture, God teaches us an essential lesson about this relationship: men and women are linked together, and therefore they share life together. Just as Adam needed Eve and Eve needed Adam, man needs woman and woman needs man.

In the words of Genesis 2:24, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Yet, no marriage can be a perfect example of God’s plan all the time. Though our lives have been blessed and we love each other abundantly, our marriage has certainly had its ups and downs – and maybe yours has as well. The truth is, all of us need a marriage tune-up from time to time if we want a love that lasts.

We believe God’s Word is your best source for the strength and secrets you need to build a marriage that will withstand life’s storms. One passage that we often turn to is Proverbs 31:10-12…

“An...

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Q & A with Jack and Deb
By Jack and Deb Graham | February 2, 2017

Q    Pastor Graham, why do you think so many marriages are in trouble today?

A   I believe it’s because so many have never understood God’s original intent and divine plan for marriage. All marriages can be deeper, richer, and stronger in Christ. The closer we get to God, the closer we get to each other.

Q    Deb, as a wife, how do you think a married couple can bring out the best in each other?

A   It’s been said that a wife is to her husband what wind is to fire. Now, sometimes the wind can be so strong that it blows the fire out. But the purpose of a wind should be to kindle the fire and fan the flames. Marriage partners can do that by encouraging each other, fanning the flames of their marriage, ministry, and life together.

Q    Pastor Graham, how can I develop a love that lasts in my marriage?

A   Love is not like a banana peel that you slip on and fall in love. Love is like a beautiful flower that must be cultivated. Marriage partners are to be not only lovers, but also friends. Deb’s my best friend. We share life together. It’s important to spend time with your spouse and look after their interests – not just your own.

Q    Deb, why is marriage better than cohabitation?

A   Marriage was divinely designed by God and is so much more than living together. Scripture tells us the purpose of marriage is for a man and a woman to be in a covenant relationship before God, cooperating as allies for life, and communicating His love to the world. If a couple is...

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Thoughts Regarding the Inauguration
By | January 30, 2017

Thoughts Regarding the Inauguration

As I write this, I have just returned from the inauguration of our new President in the United States, and I can’t recall an election and government transition that has created the levels of anxiety we see now.

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The new year is here, and with it the resolutions we all seem to make – losing a few pounds after the indulgences of the holidays, maybe signing up for a gym membership and really getting in shape.

Of course, we know how that usually turns out. After a month or so, the enthusiasm evaporates, people give up on their resolutions and things go back to the way they were.

The same thing happens in the Christian life. People decide they’ve had enough of their old lives, hanging onto the hurts and habits of the past, and they promise themselves they’ll really pursue Christ this time. And a few weeks later, they find themselves in the same familiar patterns as before.

If you’re seeking a new start in this new year, you might worry where you’ll find the motivation to take your walk with Christ to the next level. I wish I had an easy answer. There is no magic pill that can replace simply staying committed to what’s important.

Persistence is nothing more than starting over every single day. Forget the failures of the past. Every day is a new day, a new opportunity. Treat it that way!

This isn’t just an issue for new Christians, either.

All too often, I’ll talk with long-time believers who are looking back, not forward. They rest on past accomplishments – that mission trip they took, or that service project or some other moment when God used them in a powerful way. But rather than remembrances, these things become idols in their lives, and excuses for not doing much today.

But if we live with our focus on Jesus, we’ll be looking ahead at what God has...

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