Resources from 2019

December

The Cost of Christmas Day 10
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 10, 2019

The shepherds were out in the fields tending to their flocks. These humble, lowly men had jobs that kept them away from their families – nomads who followed their flocks day and night. It was a poor, lonely life – a humble audience for the very first Christmas carol ever sung.

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The Cost of Christmas Day 9
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 9, 2019

I still marvel at the simplicity of Christ’s birth. Think about this … the God of the universe decided to send His only Son to Earth, and He decided to do it in the most humble way possible. 

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The Cost of Christmas Day 7
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 7, 2019

I am the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren. They are all precious, and so much of what is good in them is attributable to the love and hard work of their mothers.

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The Cost of Christmas Day 5
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 5, 2019

I want you to picture this: You’re a man who is 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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The Cost of Christmas Day 4
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 4, 2019

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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The Cost of Christmas Day 3
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 3, 2019

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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The Cost of Christmas Day 2
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 2, 2019

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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The Cost of Christmas Day 1
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 1, 2019

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

Why does God give us rules?
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 29, 2019

When I was a child, we had a plot of land right behind our house that we turned into a baseball field. All the neighborhood kids would play there every afternoon before dinner. But one day, the electric company came in and turned part of that piece of land into a power relay station.

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How to overcome the fear of surrender
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 27, 2019

As a pastor, people will often come to me when they’re facing the fires of life. I’m talking about those who are sick, people with diseases, men and women with heartaches and family burdens. But do you know one thing I’ve noticed? There’s a glorious difference in how a faithful Christian suffers.

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If God is good, then why suffering?
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 26, 2019

There are times in life when we just have a hard time understanding “why.” I think about a friend I have who lost a child in a tragic accident. I think about those who are sick and hungry around the world with little hope for relief. Yet others whom we see as less innocent seem to prosper.

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