Resources from 2018

August

The only way your life can be changed
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 17, 2018

There’s an epidemic I've noticed in the Church today – so many people are giving no real evidence of conversion and salvation. And I think the root cause of this is that so many are trying to turn from their idols before they turn to God. In other words, they hear the message of Jesus Christ, but they think that the way to come to Christ is to give up their sin first, and then give their lives to Jesus.

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Your position as a born-again believer in Christ
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 16, 2018

Someone asked me one time, “Are you a born-again Christian?” And you know what's funny? That’s the only kind of Christian there is! If you’re not born again, the Bible says you’ll never enter the Kingdom of God. To be a child of God, you must experience this kind of supernatural rebirth in which you are converted and changed from the inside out.

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How to shine with God's glory
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 15, 2018

Have you ever known people who just glow? I’m talking about those men and women whose faces just glisten with Christ in their lives. And while their outward features, that is, their external beauty, may be great, the glory of Christ that shines through them is so much better.

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Seeing and sharing the things of God
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 14, 2018

For 51 years, Bob Edens was blind. His world was full of constant darkness and for 5 decades he had never seen the light of day. But one day, a miraculous surgery was performed and for the very first time in his life, he saw. 

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Lay down your rights
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 10, 2018

If a stranger looked at your life objectively, would they come to the conclusion that you are a follower of Christ? Take into consideration what your tastes in entertainment say about you. What about your language, ethics, and relationships? 

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Laboring for God's Kingdom
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 9, 2018

America is recognized the world over for the productivity of its labor force. But the economic crisis of recent years… and that continues today… is a powerful reminder that not even great productivity can ensure national or personal wealth.

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Moving beyond the mountaintop
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 6, 2018

Have you ever had a spiritual mountaintop experience with Christ? I hope you have. We need glimpses of Christ in all his glory to fill us with faith and boldness. And yet, as wonderful as mountaintop experiences are, you and I are called to more! Let me explain.

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5 lessons to help you enjoy a lasting marriage
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 6, 2018

My wife Deb and I have been married for 46 years. And we’re still best friends.

We loved each other before we got married at just 19 and 20. But even after all of these years, we still like each other. In fact, we’re closer than ever.

Deb and I recently reflected on the lessons we’ve learned along the way that have kept our marriage alive and helped it thrive. We want to share them with you, with the hope that they can do the same for you and your spouse.

So from our family to yours, here are 5 lessons we learned that will help you enjoy a lasting marriage…

1. Be able to laugh. Laughter helps smooth over a lot of rough edges. It can be a great joy in your marriage, so use it!

2. Embrace adversity. Every marriage has its challenges. It’s when you join forces to overcome problems that your marriage gets stronger. Whether it’s personal, emotional, or spiritual adversity – face it together.

3. Focus on what you have in common. There will be things that both you and your spouse don’t naturally gravitate to, and that’s fine. But focus on the things you both like to do, so you can experience joy and happiness in doing them together.

4. Express your appreciation. So many marriages die by a thousand nicks and cuts – a little criticism here, more criticism there. If there’s one thing most marriages need, it’s a greater dose of expressed respect and appreciation.

5. Put Jesus first and your spouse second. Prioritizing Him doesn’t lessen your love for your spouse. In fact, it’s the opposite. You’ll have more to offer your spouse...

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The providence of God
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 3, 2018

Have you ever felt like God had you in “wait” training? Well, God puts a premium on patience and perseverance where you and I are concerned.

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Did you know PowerPoint Ministries has been accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 2011?

That means your gifts are used at the highest level of financial responsibility and stewardship!

The ECFA is an independent body that holds organizations and churches to their Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™. Standards 1 through 6 focus on a ministry’s business practices and financial dealings. Standard 7 ensures donations are requested, managed, and spent in an ethical manner.

PowerPoint has always adhered to these high standards. The ministry is governed by an independent board, and Dr. Graham has never received compensation from PowerPoint. So, you can give with the assurance that every donation is used to further spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you have any questions regarding giving or PowerPoint’s business practices, please call Jason Graham at 972-820-5415 or email jasongraham@powerpoint.org.

 

     

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God is changing lives through your support
By PowerPoint Ministries | August 1, 2018

It takes perseverance, prayers, and support from generous friends like you to continue broadcasting God’s Word on TV, the radio, and online.

And it’s still the best way to introduce Jesus Christ as Lord to as many people as possible – because through your gifts, God’s hand is at work sharing the right messages, with the right people, at the right time.

Diana called to say she “listens every day” and the messages have “made a huge difference” in her life. She said they set up her emotions for the day, and they are helping her “make positive changes.”

Thank you for helping encourage Diana, and many others, so the whole world hears about Jesus’ life-changing love. God is truly at work through your support!

     

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From Dr. Graham's Desk
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 1, 2018

Dear Friend,

There are so many things that can distract you and me from living our best life with Christ. Fear, stress, lust, and greed are rampant. And our time is often stretched thin with an overwhelming number of commitments.

Often, it’s our closest relationships that bear the brunt of our busy lifestyles – which is why I wanted to focus this issue of PowerLiving on helping you build a happier, healthier marriage.

I pray you’ll find the encouragement you need to strengthen your marriage relationship. It can start with just learning to laugh more and spending time together.

And I hope you’ll request a copy of Marriage by the Book, which shares even more about building a godly home. It’s my thank-you for your gift today to help others hear of God’s amazing love and grace.

You and I know the difference God’s grace can make – and it’s that grace that your support helps broadcast in countries around the world. So thank you for being a part of this ministry. I’m grateful for you!

’Til the whole world hears,

 

     

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The possibilities of adversity.
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 1, 2018

Have you ever faced adversity, pain, or a terrible situation that you couldn’t understand and from which there seemed to be no escape? Maybe you’ve had trials, tests, and tribulations? Of course you have; it’s called life!

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July

Iron in your soul.
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 31, 2018

If you and I are determined to live for God, we will face times of adversity. The words of Jesus in today’s verse make it clear that we will face persecution for our faith.

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Living in God's will
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 30, 2018

There’s a principle you need to know if you want to find and live in the will of God. It’s the principle of surrender.

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