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How to keep your dreams alive when you’re stuck in a pit
By Jack Graham | August 1, 2016
The fact of the matter is, you’re going to hit speed bumps when you chase your dreams. I’m talking about the wonderful, God-given dreams that bring a smile to your face and fill your soul with joy. Dreams for your family, your ministry, your career, and your future. These are the dreams that make up your destiny – God’s good plan for your life.
But as we learn from Joseph in the Old Testament, sometimes our dreams can take a beating. And just like him, you might find yourself stuck in the bottom of a pit with your dreams on life support (see Genesis 37).
The question is, will your dreams die in the pit? Or like Joseph experienced, will they roar to life in amazing ways you never imagined?
Here are four lessons about how to keep your dreams alive when it feels like you’re stuck in a pit:
Remember God is in control. He says in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Just because you don’t understand, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense.
Remain faithful no matter the cost. You can tell the size of a Christian by what it takes to stop them. When Joseph was taken to Egypt and sold as a slave, he refused to allow his circumstances to keep him from living for the Lord. The question isn’t whether or not life will challenge your dreams. It’s whether or not you’ll remain faithful when it does.
Reject bitterness. People who’ve experienced heartache often become...
PowerPoint relaunches in the UK on 29th August!
By | August 1, 2016
As Peter shares above, many people across the UK are drifting through life completely unaware that Jesus loves them. But with your support, we can change that by bringing God’s message of hope to hurting people desperate for a Savior.
John is one of those who found comfort in Jesus when he heard one of PowerPoint’s previous broadcasts on Premier. He shares…
“PowerPoint’s teachings have encouraged me to love people – to love my neighbours more than myself. Listening to Jack Graham on Premier Christian Radio in London is so uplifting. You can feel the Holy Spirit!”
So thank you for your prayers as we relaunch on 29th August. And please help us share this incredible news on Facebook and Twitter – so we can make the greatest possible impact… ’til the whole world hears!
You’re invited on the trip of a lifetime!
By Jack Graham | August 1, 2016
Deb and I have been traveling to Israel for more than 35 years, and I’ll always remember how overwhelming it was to see it for the first time. Everything you’ve read in the Bible comes to life. It’s more than you can take in.
Even after all these years, I’ll see something or learn something new each time we go. And the opportunity to walk where Jesus walked is an experience like no other. It’s a time of highly intensive spiritual impact, truly being in the most important place on earth. It’s high-definition Christianity, a front row seat to the Bible.
For a Christian, going to Israel is an opportunity to grow. When you’re there with us, it isn’t just about seeing the sights and the ancient relics. We do see those, but we also worship and we teach God’s Word at every site we visit.
One of the places I really appreciate is the Sea of Galilee. We put everybody on what they call “the Jesus boat” (it’s built to look like an ancient boat), we motor across the sea, and I preach and teach about Jesus walking on the water. So much of His ministry took place around the Sea of Galilee – the Sermon on the Mount and His teaching in the ancient city of Capernaum, where Peter lived. It’s one of my favorite places to visit – not just in Israel, but in all the earth.
But at the top of our list are Calvary (where Christ died) and the empty tomb. These are always the most significant places we go.
As many times as I’ve been to Israel, I still can’t wait to go again. I love taking people there. As a pastor...
Freedom From Addiction
By | July 1, 2016
If you or a loved one suffers from an addiction of any kind, you understand the stranglehold it has over your life. Even the apostle Paul, to my mind the greatest Christian who ever lived, struggled with addictive sin.
4 steps to breaking free from the chains that bind you
By Jack Graham | July 1, 2016
Do you feel like you’re living in hope and victory – or like you’re being held hostage by fear, worry, and other self-destructive thoughts and habits? The great news is Jesus is your bondage breaker. In His name, you can break free from any chains that bind you – whether they’re chains of anxiety and fear… or alcohol and drugs.
Here are four steps to help you fight the lies and break free:
Remember who you are in Jesus. If you’re a Christian, you’re a new person in Christ. You’re not a slave – you’ve been set free! (See Galatians 5:1.) You just need to learn to live in the victory that Christ has given you.
Rely on God’s strength, not your own. We’re all helpless in our own strength, but we’re not hopeless! You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, as Philippians 4:13 promises. In His name, you can defeat any enemy and shake off any shackles.
Fight the lies by focusing on God’s life-changing truth. As Jesus said in John 8:32, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Stop believing the lies you tell yourself or the enemy tells you. There’s no adversary or addiction that can’t go down in the name of Jesus. You just have to know God’s truth so you can fight the lies.
Be willing to be set free, healed, and made whole. Remember what Jesus said to the lame man at the Pool of Bethseda. He had been lying there for 38 years – nearly 4 decades! One day, Jesus came by, looked him in the eye, and said, “Do you want to be healed?” That’s the question Jesus is...
Heavenly and Earthly Citizenship
By | May 5, 2016
Heavenly and Earthly Citizenship
As Christians, we not only have a heavenly citizenship, we also have a citizenship on earth. We have a heavenly allegiance to Christ and also a national allegiance to Christ, for we’re told that while we’re on earth, we are to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
How you can be a real patriot at this critical hour
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2016
We have a great deal of religion in America, but there’s very little practice of godliness and righteousness. Even the Church is silent. Rather than changing society with the Gospel, we’re conforming to society. We’ve gotten used to the darkness.
Your kids and grandkids can trek the Holy Land with Pastor Graham!
By | April 30, 2016
With the brand-new Digital Adventures with Jack Graham activity from PowerPoint, your kids and grandkids won’t even have to leave home to join Pastor Graham on an adventure through the Holy Land.
Every Man's Battle and How to Win It
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 23, 2016
It has been my experience through four decades in pastoral ministry that every community is only as strong as its men – as strong as their faith, their ingenuity, their confidence, their resolve, their commitment to walking in the ways and will of God.
I praise God for dynamic women in our communities, our churches, in our families, in our businesses, and in our homes, but there is a marvelous effect in any community when its men, specifically, are leading well.
It has also been my experience that no man can lead well who is not practicing sexual purity in his life.
Temptation is every man’s battle, and every woman’s as well. We all face temptations of pride and greed and rebellion, of unbelief and unkindness and unfaithfulness in our lives. But most men I have met throughout my life would readily admit that the number one temptation they face, day in and day out, centers on remaining sexually pure.
We’re bombarded with TV ads, magazine ads, movies that leave too little to the imagination, Internet sites that find us, regardless of how strong our filters are, and what we’re left with is an overly sexualized culture, just looking to take us down.
Certainly, this isn’t a new problem. We read of ancient men – prophets and kings, military leaders and shepherds, all who had wandering eyes. But I like to think our challenge is still greater today, with technology enabling instant access to smut. It’s in our face 24/7, and if we’re not careful, we’ll dumb down our spiritual life, settling for far less than holiness requires.
The Wise and Godly Woman
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 23, 2016
I am grateful for God’s Word and how Scripture elevates and edifies the role of a woman—godly and committed to Him. Our God has elevated the position of womanhood and given every woman a place of honor, a place of respect, and near reverence in the Christian home.
In our society, there remain mixed signals regarding the place and the priority of a woman.
A female professor of sociology at a northeast university gave this advice about two decades ago: “In 20 years, mothers will be a mere specialty group in the United States like plumbers, auto workers, or engineers. We need to demand that the ancient occupation of motherhood fall into disrepute and that women commit themselves to other occupations. Women must be liberated to enjoy the fruit of other occupations, whether they want to or not.”
The feminist agenda attacks the value of the Christian home and biblical home, and certainly the whole idea of the value of a mother. The value of a woman is denigrated by such unbelievable and inconceivable ideas. This professor went on to write: “The idea of woman’s emancipation is based upon a profound enmity between the sexes—upon envy and imitation.”
Our relationship as men and women is not based in the Bible upon envy or imitation, but rather in recognition that our roles and responsibilities in life are different but of equal value. And when God created the man and the woman, He created them distinctly and uniquely, personably wonderful. Everybody knows that a woman is far superior to a man ... at being a woman. And that a man is far superior to a woman ... at...