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Advent reminds us of good news in a year filled with terrible headlines
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 6, 2018
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year – except not for everybody.
There are many people whose Christmas wish is probably for this year to be erased from their memories.
I think of the parents in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, who will be having their first Christmas without a son or daughter who was killed at one of this year’s tragic mass shootings.
Or the victims of the fires in California, who might not even have a home to spend the holiday.
Or those who have lost relatives to the epidemic of drug overdoses or those who are spending Christmas day in a hospital room, at the bedside of a loved one.
And the list goes on.
For these people – and perhaps for you and me as well – the best present this season is not the newest Apple device or fine jewelry. All we want is some hope.
Human beings have always yearned for a reason to hope, to believe things will get better. In other words, we want to hear good news. This was true even 2,000 years ago.
Around the turn of the era, there was a lot of talk about universal peace, a so-called Pax Romana, that would bring order and prosperity to a world which had long been embroiled in chaos and warfare. The man behind this new world order was Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, and people thought he would be the one to make universal peace come true.
In fact, a tablet found in the ancient city of Priene, now modern-day Turkey, captured the zeal people felt for Augustus. The tablet asserted Augustus’...
Welcome home, Pastor Brunson
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 12, 2018
“Very soon we will get to say four words we’ve been waiting to say for a long time: Welcome home, Pastor Brunson.
“Pastor Brunson’s release is the direct result of months, if not years, of prayers, meetings, conversations and back and forth trips by administration and dedicated officials determined to secure his freedom. We should be extremely grateful for their tireless work. Every human being has the right to worship freely and without fear. America was founded on this belief, and I pray we continue to defend it at home and abroad.”
Three ways to master your money
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 4, 2018
You don’t have to read much of the book of James to find yourself some straight talk.
One of the issues James tackles head-on is money – how it’s earned, kept, and spent. Here’s how he begins his teaching on this tricky topic:
“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.” (James 5:1 ESV)
James pulls no punches! But he goes on to offer profound wisdom for you and me today, as he points to three ways we can let the Master control our money, rather than having our money master us:
First, your money must be rightfully gained. In our success-driven world, there’s incredible pressure to compromise our character in order to gain material wealth. But we must resist this temptation! We’re called to make honest financial decisions 100% of the time – avoiding dodgy business deals, get-rich-quick schemes, and speculative ventures.
Second, your money must be reasonably guarded. We’re called to be good stewards of all that God bestows on us, but James warns against hoarding and stockpiling. “You have laid up treasure in the last days,” he says. But, “Your riches have rotted…. Your gold and silver have corroded…” (James 5:2-3). Accumulating wealth must not be our goal – because that goal will soon become a god!
Third, your money must be generously given. You can strike a death blow to the god of greed in your life, by learning how to give and keep on giving. We give not because someone squeezes us or pressures us, but because we’re moved by the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts.
There’s no better source of wisdom for mastering your money than the Scriptures. May...
Q & A with Dr. Graham
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 1, 2018
Q How can I share the hope of heaven with others?
Your support helps families cling to God’s promises!
By PowerPoint Ministries | October 1, 2018
When trials come, the only way to stand firm is to cling to the rock-solid promises of God.
Barb wrote recently to share how your support is helping her family find hope in difficult days:
“I listen to PowerPoint daily. I honestly don’t know what I would do without Pastor Graham’s encouraging, Bible-based teachings. My father lives with me and my husband, and he has been housebound after a recent illness. Since he can’t make it to church, he’s been listening to Pastor Graham on CD and on the TV. This has been really uplifting for him! May God richly bless you.”
Thank you for helping so many like Barb and her family find strength in God’s Word through PowerPoint!
From Dr. Graham's Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 1, 2018
I grew up in a very wealthy family. But sometimes there wasn’t enough food for the table.
Let me explain.
My mother was a stay-at-home mom. My dad worked in lumber yards – and never earned a lot of money.
We were never financially well off, but we had riches of a different kind. We were spiritually wealthy!
My parents loved the Lord. They loved His Church – the fellowship, the people, the ministers. And my family loved God’s Word. Every evening, my grandfather would read the Bible to me and pray with me.
My financial inheritance over the years has been small. But my spiritual inheritance has been eternally priceless!
In a world obsessed with financial status and material gain, believers like you and me need to swim against the tide. You can start by asking yourself what kind of spiritual heritage you’re leaving for the next generation – in your family, church, and community…
May God bless, encourage, and strengthen you as you make Him your greatest treasure!
’Til the whole world hears,
Get instant access to Dr. Graham on your TV!
By PowerPoint Ministries | October 1, 2018
It’s thanks to friends like you that more people than ever are being reached for Christ through PowerPoint’s life-changing broadcasts.
And now, it’s even easier to access Dr. Graham’s incisive and heartfelt biblical teaching – thanks to the PowerPoint TV App.
If you have 4th generation Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, just download the app today, and you’ll have hours of solid Gospel-centered preaching at your fingertips!
Please also share the app with your family, friends and church members – so more hearts and homes can be filled with the life-changing truths of God’s Word… ’til the whole world hears!
What to do when you’re too wounded to pray
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 5, 2018
The next time you see a member of the armed forces in dress uniform, look at the ribbons worn over their heart.
If you see a dark purple ribbon with white stripes binding each end, you’re looking at a member of the walking wounded. The Purple Heart is a decoration given to service members wounded in the line of duty.
You and I live in a wounded world – and we don’t need a ribbon or medal to tell us so. All we have to do is look around to see that something went terribly wrong.
There have been times when I’ve felt so lost that I didn’t even know how to pray about it. The words “Lord, help” were on my mind, but they didn’t leave my lips. God knows how I felt, and He knows how you feel.
So, when you are too wounded to pray, the Spirit of God can help you overcome in three specific ways…
He overcomes the problem of prayerlessness. One of the ironies of the spiritual life is that we grow less energetic about prayer at the times we need to pray most. But inevitably, the Holy Spirit arrests our thoughts and leads us back to prayer (Galatians 4:6).
He overcomes the problem of pain. In times of great need, we probably need to do more listening than talking. The Holy Spirit prays in and through us according to the will of God (Romans 8:27), giving the direction we need.
He overcomes the problem of powerlessness. In times of despair, a simple confession of your feelings will engage the Holy Spirit to fight against distractions and confusion – and empower you to pray effectively.
The world is hearing… thanks to you!
By PowerPoint Ministries | September 1, 2018
One of the driving goals of PowerPoint Ministries is to proclaim Christ ’til the whole world hears. It’s a promise that has never been more affirmed than it was recently while Pastor Graham was in Germany to preach, speak at seminaries, and train local pastors.
While visiting a Persian church in Cologne, Pastor Graham was immediately approached by the pastor who wanted to take a picture to share with his friends and family back in Iran. They don’t have a lot of access to the Gospel messages – except through watching PowerPoint every Sunday, because our messages are translated into Farsi and broadcast through a partnership with Iran Alive.
This is only possible through your gifts and prayers. So thank you for encouraging these believers in Germany, and so many others in Iran, with Bible teaching and discipleship shared through PowerPoint!
5 lessons to help you enjoy a lasting marriage
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 6, 2018
My wife Deb and I have been married for 46 years. And we’re still best friends.
We loved each other before we got married at just 19 and 20. But even after all of these years, we still like each other. In fact, we’re closer than ever.
Deb and I recently reflected on the lessons we’ve learned along the way that have kept our marriage alive and helped it thrive. We want to share them with you, with the hope that they can do the same for you and your spouse.
So from our family to yours, here are 5 lessons we learned that will help you enjoy a lasting marriage…
1. Be able to laugh. Laughter helps smooth over a lot of rough edges. It can be a great joy in your marriage, so use it!
2. Embrace adversity. Every marriage has its challenges. It’s when you join forces to overcome problems that your marriage gets stronger. Whether it’s personal, emotional, or spiritual adversity – face it together.
3. Focus on what you have in common. There will be things that both you and your spouse don’t naturally gravitate to, and that’s fine. But focus on the things you both like to do, so you can experience joy and happiness in doing them together.
4. Express your appreciation. So many marriages die by a thousand nicks and cuts – a little criticism here, more criticism there. If there’s one thing most marriages need, it’s a greater dose of expressed respect and appreciation.
5. Put Jesus first and your spouse second. Prioritizing Him doesn’t lessen your love for your spouse. In fact, it’s the opposite. You’ll have more to offer your spouse...