Resources from 2017

November

Waiting on God
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 17, 2017

One day, the great preacher Phillips Brooks was pacing back and forth in his study. He was particularly agitated and anxious that day and someone said to him, “Dr. Brooks, what’s wrong?” 

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The dangers of living in isolation
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 15, 2017

In the South Pacific, there are literally tens of thousands of tiny islands. So after World War II, it took some time for the news of the war’s end to spread. But for one man, it took 29 years!

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Discovering how God made you unique
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 14, 2017

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:6-8

One undeniable truth that I find in the Scripture is that each member of the body of Christ is gifted in a very unique way. Some may have the gift of prophecy and are able to proclaim the truth of God with power and conviction. Some may have the gift of serving… others teaching… others exhortation… and so on.

The point is that I am not you and you are not me. We are different! And God has made us different so that each of us can make a unique contribution to his Kingdom on earth.

God wants you to be honest with yourself about what you can contribute to the body. He never meant for you to try and fit a square peg into a round hole. So many times I’ve seen faithful men and women of Christ who aren’t content with how God gifted them. So they end up getting burnt out in a ministry role that just wasn’t for them.

So pray and ask God to reveal to you how he has gifted you specifically. When you begin to understand that and are comfortable with who you are, your life will make an even greater impact for Christ!

ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE AND BE WHO GOD MADE YOU.

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For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.  Romans 12:4-5

 

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

 

That question so often becomes the litmus test of what it means to be a Christian today. Everywhere you turn you hear Christians talk about things like “my personal faith” and “Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior.”

 

Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely believe that placing your faith in Jesus Christ is a personal decision that only you can make. But how often do you see Christians emphasize the personal nature of our faith only to forget the corporate nature?

 

The word corporate comes from the Latin word corpus, which means “body”—and that’s exactly what I’m talking about! You and I are part of the body of Christ and not one of us can live the Christian life alone.

 

Unfortunately, much of the Western world has adopted a “Lone Ranger” mentality when it comes to faith. But God never meant it to be this way!

 

Even before the fall of man, God knew that it was “not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18). And from eternity past, God existed in three persons—Father, Son, and Spirit—because he knew that community was so important.

 

So get away from the “Lone Ranger” mentality and live in community. Only then will you begin to grasp what God can do when the many members of the body act...

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We Honor and Remember
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 10, 2017

Ninety-nine years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in a forest in France, Germany surrendered to the Allied nations to end the most horrific war to that point in human history. They called it the Great War—the War to End All Wars.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t.  Two decades later, World War II was upon us.

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How you can break free from fear and anxiety
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 5, 2017

All of us face fear at times. So it’s important to learn how to master it, before fear robs you of your happiness and your health… and holds you back from becoming all that you were born to be.

People have dealt with fear throughout history. Noah faced fear of what others thought of him. Moses felt fearful about his inadequacies. Abraham, Esther, Gideon, Daniel, and Mary the mother of our Lord – each had fearful things to overcome.

And you can overcome your fear too!

God is calling you to do something great in His name; but if you’re afraid, you could miss it. Remember, He doesn’t always call the equipped, but He always equips the called.

If God calls you to do something, He’ll provide for your every need. So don’t be afraid to do what He’s called you to do!

Fear has been described as a small trickle of doubt that flows through the mind, until it wears such a great channel that all your thoughts drain into it. Tiny fears can build up day by day, until we find ourselves paralyzed, unable to perform.

Maybe you get a bad doctor’s report… you lose your job… or your kids rebel and you’re afraid they’ll never come to the Lord. Before you know it, doubt, fear, and anxiety creep in, and you start focusing on your fears rather than living in faith.

But you can break free of fears like these, because Jesus said in John 8:32, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Today, stop focusing on your circumstances and instead consider your God, no matter how difficult, dramatic, or deadly your fears may...

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Impacting over 1,000,000 people worldwide with God’s truth!
By PowerPoint Ministries | November 1, 2017

Generous friends like you are helping over 1 million people around the world hear God’s truth, as they watch or listen to PowerPoint each week through TV, the radio, or online. And the impact of your gifts and prayers has been profound!

Through your generous support:

  • You’re helping proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in over 100 countries, including Iraq, Iran, Israel, Russia, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand through PowerPoint broadcasts.
  • You’re helping bring God’s truth to people on more than 850 radio stations and over 1,100 TV stations, as well as online, as they watch or listen to PowerPoint.
  • You’re helping transform our nation with God’s truth, as PowerPoint radio broadcasts reach listeners all over the U.S.
  • You’re helping send daily encouragement to over 100,000 people, as Pastor Graham’s e-devotionals leads them deeper into God’s Word.
  • You’re helping many lonely and hurting people by enabling PowerPoint to respond to over 3,000 prayer requests each month.

Thank you for stepping out boldly in faith through your support, so many more lives can be transformed by God’s truth!

     

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Your support is changing lives!
By PowerPoint Ministries | November 1, 2017

Your gifts and prayers help share the truth of God’s Word through PowerPoint on TV, over the radio, and online – impacting many lives like this one…

“The message today is what I have needed for so long in my life. I’ve been away from the Lord for so long, and I’ve been so unhappy and making everyone around me miserable…. But your message today hit home, and I came back to Jesus! With His help, I want to be what He wants me to be. Thank you for loving the Lord and being His voice for this world.” – Joyce

 

 

     

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From Pastor’s Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 1, 2017

Dear Friend,

For some people, the upcoming holiday season brings a fear of being alone, a fear of family tensions, a fear of financial pressure, and other anxieties.

If that’s the case you for you, remember that God’s Word whispers to our anxious hearts repeatedly, “Fear not.”

Break free from fear by filling your mind with God’s truth. Don’t live by what you feel; live by what you know – that God is in control of your life. Romans 8:28 says,

“We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (emphasis mine).

That’s the truth that everybody needs to hear. And it’s why I’m so grateful for your response to His call to share His Word with people worldwide through PowerPoint.

It’s also why I’d love to send you The Best of 2017 CD set as my thanks for your gift today to help close the $750,000 funding gap before December 31 – so we can reach people for Christ together in the new year.

So thank you for giving generously to share the truth of God’s Word with others on TV, the radio, and online. And whatever fears you’re facing today, remember: God is for you… God is in you… and God is with you.

’Til the whole world hears,

 

     

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October

Mission: Seattle
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 27, 2017

For the last year, PowerPoint has been broadcasting every weekday in Seattle on 101.5 WORD-FM. This broadcast is possible because of the gifts and donations from friends like you. 

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Don’t rush God.
By | October 27, 2017

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

-–Romans 8:18

 

God is constructively, creatively, and compassionately working through things in your life right this very moment! Invisibly and invincibly, the hand of God is at work!

 

Does that thrill you? It does me! And it’s the reason that I want to encourage you not to rush Providence… don’t push Providence.

 

Now that’s my challenge sometimes, I want to help God get it done. I want things in my time and my way. And when you think about it, that’s exactly what disappointment and discouragement is. When I’m discouraged I’m not trusting and believing God for his timing and his perfect will.

 

The great basketball coach, John Wooden, who passed away several years ago at almost 100 years of age, wrote a book called, Be Quick, Don’t Hurry. He was talking about basketball of course, saying be quick, but don’t rush because that’s when mistakes happen.

 

That’s good advice for us today regarding life in general. You see, with God time means nothing, but timing with God is everything!

 

You may be struggling today wondering when your struggles will ever end. But with God, your suffering is only temporary and your future is filled with eternal hope.

 

Trust God’s timing and the masterful hand of Providence in your life. Your struggles today cannot compare to the glorious promise that is yours in Christ Jesus.

 

INVISIBLY AND INVINCIBLY, THE HAND OF GOD IS...

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