Resources from 2017

December

December 5th's Advent Devotional
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 5, 2017

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most misunderstood persons in all of the Word of God. She is adored by some, even worshipped by many, and often ignored by others. There is a great deal of confusion about this amazing woman.

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December 4th's Advent Devotional
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 4, 2017

With three weeks to Christmas, the craziness of the season is fast approaching its peak. Right now, millions of people around the world are preparing for Christmas. The mall parking lots are filling up, the lines in stores are growing, and online shopping sites are swamped with frantic buyers searching for the gift that defines this Christmas.

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December 3rd's Advent Devotional
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 3, 2017

As a child, I used to love getting up on Christmas morning and rushing into the living room to hopefully receive all the gifts I had requested. Like most children, I rarely stopped to think that my parents had spent their hard-earned income on trinkets and toys that would soon be forgotten, discarded, or outgrown. 

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December 2nd's Advent Devotional
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 2, 2017

I want you to picture this: You’re a man who’s just been engaged to be married. You and your bride-to-be are wholeheartedly devoted to God and are committed to maintaining purity in your relationship with one another.

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December 1st's Advent Devotional
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 1, 2017

The New Testament’s first book, Matthew, begins with 17 verses, 45 names, and 347 words detailing the genealogy of Jesus. Why would that be so? It’s certainly not an introductory paragraph that grabs the casual reader’s attention. Of course, if you know the whole story, then it’s one of the most amazing passages in all of literature.

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November

The Cost of Christmas
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 30, 2017

Over the next 25 days we are going to change things up a bit.  I will be sending you devotionals every day till Christmas from my new Advent devotional book, The Cost of Christmas.

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Rediscovering the Bible Lost in America

There’s an Old Testament story that bears striking resemblance to what’s going on today in America. It’s the story of King Josiah finding the lost Book of the Law.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
By PowerPoint Ministries | November 21, 2017

 

From everyone here at PowerPoint, we pray you have a wonderful Thanksgiving – enjoying God’s immeasurable blessings through Jesus Christ!

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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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October