Dr. Jack Graham

The importance of a good reputation

Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement)… –Acts 4:36 When people think about you, what are some characteristics that you believe come to their mind? If we’re really honest, you and I do care about our reputation. But the message we often hear today is, “Don’t worry […]

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Suffering for the glory of God

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. –Romans 5:3-5 One of the most common […]

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The victory you have in Christ

Jesus answered… “Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” –John 12:30-32 In any legitimate legal system, there is a period of time between when a suspect is arrested and […]

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The power of the body of Christ

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great […]

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Making the choice to rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. –Philippians 4:4-6 I was watching a fantastic documentary on Abraham […]

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Does God really want you to be happy?

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. –Psalm 16:11 I once saw a young man wearing a T-shirt that said, “God will get you for that.” That was his idea of God… a babysitter who just sits up […]

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Do you choose comfort or battle?

And he said to all, if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. –Luke 9:23 I read awhile ago a statistic that said 47 percent of the people who live in the state of Texas attend church regularly. That is nearly half of an […]

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How to really find everlasting joy

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” […]

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How to follow God’s will even when it’s tough

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” –Jeremiah 29:11 I remember when I first heard from a pastoral search committee from Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. It was a call out of nowhere. And […]

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Where you can find unending joy

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God […]

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