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Why powerful angels leave this one thing to you
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 5, 2019

There’s one scene in the book of Acts that’s always fascinated me because it showcases both the power and the limitations of angels.

One night as the apostles sat on a cold prison floor, an angel swung open the door to the jail and “brought them out” (Acts 5:19). The angel told them, “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life” (v. 20).

Angels are so powerful they can burst through man-made barriers with no effort whatsoever. It’s like the walls of that prison were made of butter, not brick. In other biblical accounts, they rolled back a heavy stone (Matthew 28:2); removed thick chains (Acts 12:7); and even closed the mouths of lions (Daniel 6:22).

Angels are mighty spirit beings who command attention. They’re not cuddly cherubs, but glorious creations called to worship and war in the power of Almighty God. But it’s important to note that despite all their astonishing attributes, not everything is theirs to do.

There’s at least one critical thing angels cannot and will not do, which is witness to the saving grace of Jesus in their own lives.

Angels testify to the glory and creation of God, but God has called you and me to bear witness to the grace of God. The angel commanded the apostles to go do what he couldn’t do – speak “all the words of this Life.”

We’ve been given something angels have never experienced – the forgiveness of our sins. At the cross, the angels stood amazed by the love God demonstrated for sinful people through Jesus’ death. Angels can only admire what God has done in saving us and giving eternal life to all...

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Q & A with Dr. Graham
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 1, 2019

Q    Dr. Graham, do I have a guardian angel?

A    Angels are overseeing your comings and goings every day, at every hour, in every situation you face. You can’t go through a single experience without God’s unseen heavenly host watching over you. So, do you have a guardian angel? Yes! You have an entire army of them, ever-present and ready to serve.

Psalm 91:11-12 tells us, “For [God] will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.”

Q    What can we be certain about when it comes to angels?

A    There are three things you can take to the bank regarding angelic guardianship. For those who’ve placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, angelic protection is available, beneficial, and constant. Angels are “sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).

 

    

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Your support is changing lives like Emma’s
By PowerPoint Ministries | July 1, 2019

You’ll be encouraged by this testimony from a listener named “Emma” whom you helped lift up at just the right moment. She wrote…

“I was having a rough morning. [I’ve] been praying for my daughter; she’s a teenager and really struggling. I turned on the radio, and you said, ‘God hears the prayers of a faithful mother’ [and that] the Bible says, ‘He rewards those who seek him’ [Hebrews 11:6].

“I cried all the way down the road. … You encouraged me and gave me the strength and hope I needed that day from God’s Word. The Lord is using you to reach people for Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for your ministry. Please don’t ever give up; you never know who is listening.”

Thank you for helping strengthen this mother, and many others, with God’s Word!

 

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From Dr. Graham's Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 1, 2019

Dear Friend,

I hope you’re encouraged as you discover more about how God uses angels in your life.

Just as a road sign points us toward our desired destination, angels are there at every turn, responding to the will of God to faithfully point our feet toward Christ. Their counsel carries weight. Their direction can be trusted. Their protection has our best interests at heart.

Angels aren’t just fascinating; they’re utterly functional in putting God’s will into action. And the same angelic presence and protection that enveloped Jesus at all points in His earthly journey remains in service to you today!

I’d love to share more with you on this intriguing subject, so please request your copy of my book, Angels. It’s my thank-you for your donation today to help continue broadcasting the Gospel on television, radio, and online.

Thank you again for the vital role you play in proclaiming truth and pointing people toward Christ. May God use you to lead many more souls to Jesus!

’Til the whole world hears,

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You’re impacting our nation
By PowerPoint Ministries | July 1, 2019

Like you, Dr. Graham wants to impact our nation and the world with the Good News of Jesus. That’s one reason why PowerPoint partners with you and local churches across America to share the Gospel and raise up the next generation of pastors as well.

Recently, Dr. Graham had the opportunity to visit Pittsburgh and preach at the wonderful new Vintage Church in that city. One of his main goals was to instruct and train pastors from across the nation on how to preach and lead with boldness. He also shared his heart with listeners in the Pittsburgh area on Word 101.5 FM.

Your support makes a difference as you help impact our nation with God’s truth!

 

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A brief word on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
By PowerPoint Ministries | June 6, 2019

Today we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly called D-Day. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and allowed the Allies to get a toehold in Nazi-occupied France.  The success of that operation would be the catalyst for the eventual defeat of the Nazis, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the end of World War 2 in Europe.
 
The size and scope of the invasion was astounding. 156,000 allied troops landed on the beaches or parachuted just behind the Nazis fortifications. 195,700 naval personnel manned 6,939 vessels that were in the armada that transported the troops to the beaches or launched barrages on the fixed Nazi positions.  And 11,590 aircraft flew 14,674 sorties of reconnaissance, bombing, and close air support.
 
We celebrate this day for the victory over the demonic evil that was Nazism and also to remember those who sacrificed everything for us.
 
The D-Day casualty figures were truly horrific. The US forces alone suffered 2,499 killed in action, 3,184 seriously wounded, and 1,928 missing in action.
 
The Invasion of Northern France was a colossal, historical undertaking combining the world’s greatest military minds; the industrial production of the US and the UK; the creativity and genius of military engineers, logisticians, spies, medics, and planners; and the coordination of all branches of service on land, sea, and air for 12 different Allied countries.
 
We celebrate the invasion’s success, and honor the high cost that was paid for that success.  However, that success was very nearly a defeat.  For, D-Day, like all battles, was filled with poor planning, misjudgments, human error, and well-intentioned mistakes.
 
The assault involved meticulous planning, state of the art technology, and...

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Memorial Day
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 27, 2019

For many in America, Memorial Day marks the start of summer—three months of sun-drenched days, warm evenings, barbecues in the backyard, and vacations at the beach.

But largely lost in all that is the true meaning of Memorial Day—the willingness of men and women to answer the nation’s call, knowing the risks they face, willing to give their lives to protect and defend the country they love.

What an extraordinarily selfless thing to do! Jesus spoke of such a sacrifice in John 15:12–13: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.”

Following the Civil War, in remembrance of those they had lost, people from both the North and South decorated graves with flags and flowers on what came to be known as “Decoration Day.”

We call it Memorial Day now, to remember all of the men and women lost in all the wars this country has fought—nearly 1.2 million people. Their sacrifices have guaranteed the religious and civil freedoms that we enjoy, but in today’s culture, often take for granted. 

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly called the Iwo Jima Memorial, in Washington D.C.  I was reminded once again of the sacrifices made by “a few good men.” The fight for that small island in the Pacific caused 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 who were killed.

It’s hard to fathom what those brave Marines had to hold onto in the darkest moments of battle if they didn’t have their brothers at their side. We are no different. The battles are different, for sure, but...

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We live in a culture that’s quick to run to the divorce court when a marriage isn’t “working.” But God invented marriage and family, and He can help you and me build a marriage that will last.

God wants to bless your marriage and help you succeed. But as a husband or wife, you must be willing to make the necessary effort for you to experience all of His blessings.

As a pastor, I’ve observed that most marriages that end in divorce are abandoned for no good, biblical reason. They didn’t have to end that way. Most divorces come about because people give up… they’re just not willing to work at it anymore.

I believe the primary culprit in the demise and destruction of marriages today is neglect. Your marriage and mine is like a beautiful garden that must be tended. It must be cultivated. It must be worked on. A great marriage doesn’t just happen!

I always chuckle when I hear someone say, “Well, we just fell in love.” You don’t fall in love; you grow in love. And if you’re going to grow in love for your spouse, then you need to nurture and care for your marriage like a beautiful garden. You must uproot the weeds and build some fences. And you must realize that it takes both sunshine and rain.

God wants to help you tend your marriage and see it flourish. But again, it’s going to take work. That’s why He’s given us clear principles in His Word for loving, accepting, and respecting each other. He wants to show us how to build the kind of marriage that will last a lifetime.

So determine today to work on your marriage relationship...

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In my 30 years of pastoring a Southern Baptist church in Texas, I have faced plenty of criticism. It's par for the course, especially if you hold on to traditional, biblical views in America nowadays.

But never, in all these years, did I ever think I would find myself in a situation facing criticism for actually opposing a bill that would ban abortion in the state.

The Abolish Abortion in Texas Act, recently introduced into the Legislature, has been touted as a "pro-life" bill. But while I agree with the spirit of the bill, its mechanism of action is a far cry from "pro-life."

The bill would amend the state's criminal code, so that a woman who has an abortion could be charged with homicide and potentially face the death penalty.

I have always stood, and will always stand, for the unborn, but this bill was a bridge too far. I believe it would have caused irreparable harm to the pro-life cause, but more importantly, it does not take into account the sincere struggle many women undergo when they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This was not the right approach to end abortion in America.

Because I believe this, I expressed my support for Republican Rep. Jeff Leach when he said the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, which he leads, would not advance the bill. Leach is a member of our church and has authored other critical legislation to protect the life of the unborn. I would be pressed to find a state representative more committed to the pro-life cause and who — like me — would love to see the day when Roe vs. Wade is overturned.

But my Tweet supporting Leach did...

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Connect with your new online community
By PowerPoint Ministries | May 2, 2019

You’re invited to join PowerPoint’s brand-new community page on Pray.com. As a member of PowerPoint’s community page, you’ll be able to…

  • Encourage others and be encouraged by members of the PowerPoint community.
  • Pray for others and submit your own prayer requests to members of the group.
  • Be among the first to hear the ministry’s updates, podcasts, and prayer needs.
  • Share your testimonies about answered prayer.
  • And more!

 

Join the community >>

 

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