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You are not alone
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 4, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought fear, chaos, grief, and isolation into our lives in a way most haven’t experienced before.

I hear about more strained marriages every day – as well as lonely seniors, anxious students, despairing business owners, and grieving families who’ve lost someone to the disease.

It’s a crisis, alright. And many people are experiencing anxiety and depression like never before – including Christians. So, how do we respond to that crushing strain?

It might surprise you to know that some very important people in the Bible dealt with depression. Moses, Jonah, and the prophet Elijah all experienced severe disappointment, disillusionment, and even feelings of hopelessness.

In the book of Numbers, you can read how Moses, in a fit of depression, prayed that he would die. Elijah did the same in 1 Kings 19:4. These men were stressed to the limit, anxious, and battling very real depression. And guess what? The Bible teaches that they were just like you and me. Speaking of Elijah, James 5:17 says that he “was a man with a nature like ours.” If these men whom God walked with so closely and used so powerfully struggled with their mental and emotional health, don’t you think God understands when we do too? More than that, don’t you think God wants to come alongside you to restore your soul so you find wholeness and completeness in Him?

The answer is yes! God sees you, loves you, and wants to help you.

If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or other emotional struggles – you are not alone. Don’t believe the lie that you aren’t fit to be God’s child. Hear and respond to the life-giving, soul-healing truth of God’s Word.

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Q & A with Dr. Graham
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2020

Q    Isn’t it wrong for Christians to be depressed or have addictions

A   That is false thinking. We are all born in a broken condition. Romans 8:22 teaches that all of creation groans because of the reality of sin that has infected the universe. When we come to faith in Jesus Christ, we still have problems and pain from our past and from living in a broken world, but we are redeemed. And once redeemed, we can then be restored and start truly recovering. But this is a lifelong experience, as we continue to grow in our Christlikeness and anticipate the day when He makes all things new.  

Q    How can I become healthier in my thinking, and control my emotions?

A    Scripture says, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). That mind is the truth of Jesus Christ – His attitude, actions, and mindset. In other words, because of Christ being alive in you, start thinking and acting like Jesus. If you think like Christ, the negativity, fears, shame, and unhealthy desires and reactions can be defeated. Begin by contemplating the greatness and goodness of God. Receive the mind of Christ. His presence is in all who believe.

 

    

 

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Your support is changing lives
By PowerPoint Ministries | May 1, 2020

Kate met her husband at age 16 and later married him – assuming he was a Christian because they met at church – then she realized he wasn’t saved.

“It was not always easy, but I did my best to make our marriage work,” she said.

Ten years after her youngest child graduated and moved out, Kate’s mother-in-law became ill and passed away. She explains…

“My husband was lost and broken. It was by the grace of God that one morning he came across PowerPoint on the way to work. He listened to Pastor Graham every morning on the drive to work. It became his lifeline. 

“Shortly thereafter he accepted Christ as his Savior… and became the man of God I had always prayed for. Today we listen to PowerPoint every morning and pray together. Our lives are full and truly blessed.”

Thank you for helping to provide the daily devotionals, radio broadcasts, and online resources that lead people like Kate’s husband to Jesus. You’re changing lives – and families!

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From Dr. Graham's desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2020

Dear Friend,

Did you know that words like happiness, joy, and gladness are used more than 2,500 times in the Bible? Why? Because Jesus said,

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

God wants you to be happy and your soul healthy. Yes, there will be difficult times in life. But even in those times you can still walk in gratitude, and even joy.

These aren’t shallow platitudes. God’s Word promises us restoration in Christ.

You and I have an opportunity to be different from the world – especially during this global pandemic. Instead of being filled with fear and worry, we can seek to be Christlike in all things. 

This is the process of sanctification. It is a lifelong process, but it is the only path to true wholeness, to true mental and emotional health.

There are many people in our world who are searching for wholeness, but they haven’t yet met the Lord Jesus. You can help share God’s Word with them on television, radio, and online through your gift today.

Thank you for your generosity to help others find rest for their souls. I pray that you also will experience daily comfort, peace, and joy in the Lord. 

’Til the whole world hears,

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Fear and uncertainty are running rampant in our world today.

Politics, global conflict, unprecedented weather patterns, and many other events are making many people feel deeply afraid about the future. Some people have completely lost hope.

If you were to suggest a book of the Bible for a fearful person to read, which would you suggest? I doubt Revelation would be at the top of your list!

The book of Revelation is often read with fear and uncertainty. But at its core, Revelation is a book of hope that’s extremely relevant to our lives today because it lays out in detail what the future holds.

As Revelation 21:4–5 (ESV) says...

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more… for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

Revelation tells us exactly what to expect when Christ comes again. It’s history pre-written – a guide to the signs, circumstances, and events that precede and coincide with the return of Jesus.

Jesus has written the end of the story, and it’s an ending you and I can anticipate with joy!

My prayer is that you’ll explore Revelation and lay hold of the incredible promise that Jesus holds the future – and that includes yours – firmly in His hands. And I’d love to send you a copy of my book All Things New to help you do that so you can face the future with hope and joy.

Because when you have confidence that Christ holds your future, you’ll not only be empowered to live with hope today, but also to...

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Your support brings hope to people like Mark and Brenda!
By PowerPoint Ministries | February 2, 2020

Every day, people around the world are experiencing the hope that comes from following Jesus – thanks to generous friends like you spreading the Word through PowerPoint broadcasts!

Mark and Brenda recently shared their gratitude for this ministry you help make possible:

We have a grandson who is eight years old who was born without the top part of his heart. For eight years, this little boy has endured surgeries, pain, and mental disability.

No matter what we have faced over these last eight years with him, when we hear your messages, it is like God knows exactly what we need for the day, and through you, He delivers that message. 

Thank you for helping people like Mark and Brenda find hope in God through your support!

 

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Your personal trainer
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 3, 2020

Christ is faithful to do in you what you cannot do for yourself.

Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Sometimes you may wonder if things are ever going to get any better, thinking, Am I ever going to overcome the obstacles?  Let me encourage you: God uses the obstacles to help you encounter Christ and become more like Him.

God is continuously working individually, constructively, and creatively in your life.  Have you realized that the Christian life is not a self-improvement plan?

You may have set goals that have gone by the wayside.  Only God can work in you by His Spirit to make you holy and pure.  There’s no way you can muster up enough strength for godly living by yourself.

Maybe you have experienced the help of a personal trainer to work alongside you to encourage, counsel, and promote your physical well-being.  You may have decided that you couldn’t get the job done by yourself, so you hired someone to help.  There’s an accountability and motivation always present when a personal trainer is involved.

If you’re going to grow spiritually and become stronger, you need a personal trainer of a different kind.  God has given you the Holy Spirit to walk alongside you and commit Himself to your spiritual growth and development.  He is your ultimate personal trainer.

The Christian life is not just hard without Him – it’s impossible.  But you can trust that He will enable and energize you to do things His way in His strength instead of your own.

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Your Support Changes Lives Like Annette’s
By PowerPoint Ministries | January 2, 2020

Annette values the teaching and encouragement you help provide through PowerPoint’s daily emails and radio broadcasts.  She says…

"I am thankful for waking up every morning to read God’s encouraging words that He puts upon your heart for us every day.  I look forward to those     encouraging words.  I also share them with my family.”   

You help reach millions of people with the hope of the Gospel in our nation and around the world – and many lives are transformed.  Thank you for your generous support!

 

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If you’re looking for biblical resources to encourage you, guide you, and help you grow in your faith, then please visit my website.

Pastor Graham’s entire sermon library is there – completely free – because he wants you to be able to find the help you need at any time. 

You can also listen to PowerPoint radio broadcasts, watch PowerPoint TV, read articles and stories from other listeners, submit prayer requests, sign up for daily devotionals, and buy books, CDs, and DVDs.

 

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How you can be at the top of your game
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 3, 2019

My passion for baseball began when I was three years old. My dad placed a glove on one of my tiny hands, and a ball in the other, and the deal was sealed: I’d love the game all my days.

I’m sad to say that my days in the diamond are done, but I still love watching others play, especially those who are at the top of their game. 

Of course, as in all sports, the players who excel are those who are best prepared. The ones who win the pennant are those who have persevered through setbacks, injuries, and losses – determining that no matter what, they are going to get that prize.

It’s the same in the Christian life. And if you want to be at the top of your game as a follower of Jesus, then you have to have the same mind-set as an elite athlete.

As the apostle Paul writes:

“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

Friend, you and I must develop spiritual muscle so that we’re actively and fully engaged in the race we’re running – and the battles we’re fighting!

I’d love to help you do that by showing you how to fix your eyes on the unseen realities of the spiritual realm – both in the here and now and in the life to come. My book Unseen will do just that, and it’s my way of thanking you for your gift this month. I pray it will help you rise to the top of your game...

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