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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.

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

Q    What is “the Rapture”?

A   The word rapture comes from the Latin word rapturo which means “caught up.” In the Greek New Testament the related word harpazo (meaning “to snatch or take away”) is used numerous times. Essentially, those of us who are still alive when Christ returns will be “caught up, snatched away” together with other believers in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).   

It may be helpful to think about it this way: the Rapture is a rescue operation. Jesus has given us an exit strategy from the wrath and the judgment that is coming upon the earth. Followers of Christ are freed from judgment through the grace of God. As we read in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Q    How should we live knowing that Jesus is returning soon?

A    We need to wake up! Revelation 16:15 says: “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake.” Because we don’t know when Jesus is coming, we need to stay awake. We need to be ready! We have so many sleepy, push-the-snooze-button Christians who are apathetic. We need to be “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

 

    

 

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

Dear Friend,

I have heard from many people in recent weeks who are genuinely fearful about what the future holds – both for their lives as individuals and for the whole world.

I wonder if you too have felt afraid recently? I wouldn’t be surprised if you have!

But you and I know that as followers of Jesus, we don’t need to fear the future, because all of our days have been numbered by the Lord and a perfect, wonderful eternity awaits us.

This message is something the whole world needs to hear right now – and I’m grateful for your support, which helps to spread Gospel truth far and wide through our broadcast ministry together.

Thank you for all your generosity and for any gift you’re led to give today, which has the power to bring genuine hope to people who afraid – the hope of eternity!

’Til the whole world hears,

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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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Thank you for transforming so many lives!
By PowerPoint Ministries | October 2, 2019

Liz was in touch recently to share some very moving words – which reveal how deep an impact you’re making through your prayers and gifts. She says,

“I could not explain how much PowerPoint has done in my life. Because [you teach] the absolute truth… I’ve been healed spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally. My walk with God has become so real and strong [through] the timely, anointed, bold messages. My life is becoming more transformed every day through the messages you give to the world. Thank you.”

It’s only through friends like you that PowerPoint can continue sharing the transforming truths of God’s Word on the radio, on TV, and online – so thank you for your generosity!

 

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Your life is more than you can see
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 3, 2019

How much of what you believe is based on what you can see?

I know I’m often convinced of something only after I see proof with my own eyes.

But there’s so much more to life than just what you can see. While many people focus only on what’s visible, there’s an invisible realm that’s just as real and just as active as the physical world you see!

We need to be very aware of what we can’t see, or else we risk being vulnerable to evil forces.

The Bible tells us that Satan desires to take the mind captive. He wants to control your thought life, to create doubt and confusion, and to lead you away from God.

You need to be aware of these forces, not ignore them just because you can’t see them. But awareness alone isn’t enough. You can’t overcome the power of the devil by education. You need something stronger!

You need to resist Satan by the power and authority of Jesus.

When you do this in Jesus’ name, giving Jesus His rightful place of authority and control of your mind and behaviors, the footsteps that you hear fleeing won’t be yours. James 4:7 tells us the devil himself “will flee” from the presence of a believer who submits to the Lord Jesus Christ! And you’ll see that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

There’s so much more to life than what meets the eye. And when you open your mind to be aware of this, you realize just how much you need to rely on the Lord.

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