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Jack Graham Statement on 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jan. 22
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 22, 2019
PLANO, Texas — Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, issues the following statement on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jan. 22:
“It has been said that the ultimate measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members. If America were judged today by this measure, we would get a resounding failing grade. For 46 years we have allowed abortion to depreciate the value of human life in our nation to the point where terminating a pregnancy — and consequently a human being — takes no longer than a trip to the dentist. The fact that over 61 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade should make us realize we have lost our moral compass. I pray America once again remembers the true value of human life: inherently worthy and infinitely precious in the eyes of the Creator.”
Do you want your faith to flourish?
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 4, 2019
Many people have asked me: How can I have great faith?
To uncover the mystery, let’s turn our minds to the heroes of the faith whose stories we find in the pages of Scripture. Think of Moses leading the enslaved Israelites to liberty. Or Gideon routing the formidable Midianites. And don’t forget mighty King David conquering Jerusalem and laying the foundation for the coming of the Messiah in his own family line.
And yet, that’s not the full story, is it?
Moses was a murderer and a fugitive. Gideon led the nation into idolatry. And then there’s David – adulterer, liar, and assassin.
Friend, the truth is, just like you and me, all these “heroes” were flawed individuals. And yet God used them... not because they had great character traits, but simply because their trust was in Him!
You see, what makes faith great is the One in Whom it is placed.
Let me show you what I mean.
Picture an airplane about to take off from DFW International Airport. Now picture two passengers. The first is relaxed and at ease, confident that the plane will fly safely to its destination. The second is gripped by panic, fearful the engines might fail at 35,000 feet.
Three and a half hours later, the plane lands safely at JFK.
Both passengers put their faith in the airplane – and it was the airplane that delivered them to their destination, regardless of their emotional response!
Friend, your faith is great if it’s placed in the One Who promises to deliver you safely home – no matter your failings or feelings. So if you want your faith to flourish in 2019, simply...
A treasure-love of resources… right at your fingertips!
By PowerPoint Ministries | January 1, 2019
Did you know you can access a vast library of inspiring teaching–without leaving the comfort of your own home?
PowerPoint’s online Resource Library holds a wealth of articles, devotionals, and sermons–all searchable by date, topic, and Scripture reference. You’re sure to find inspiration for your own walk with Jesus, as well as wisdom to pass on to others.
Jennifer loves the Resource Library! She shares:
“Thank you so much for the teachings you provide. I am using lessons from your program to try to reach boys and girls in our juvenile detention center. [Their] past doesn’t have to define their future–and Jesus is their hope!”
May you be blessed by the miracle of Christmas
By PowerPoint Ministries | December 24, 2018
Take a moment to be encouraged by Dr. Graham’s Christmas message to you:
We’re so grateful for how God has worked through you and your generosity to share His great gift – Jesus Christ – with more people worldwide this year.
Jesus came to be the Savior of the whole world. He was the expectation, hope, and fulfillment of a great promise: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).
He truly is “Immanuel” – God with us. What a miracle that is!
May you be filled with the joy of His presence today and always.
And from all of us at PowerPoint Ministries, Merry Christmas!
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...
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!