Recently Added Devotionals

Choosing to be Fearless: Day 4, Persuading
By Deb Graham | April 9, 2020

I am an introvert by nature. I love calm and order. I think best when I am in control. Yet, I have learned that this is not always best for my spiritual life. Being a minister’s wife, I have learned to hold my tongue, keep my opinions to myself, and shy away from controversy. However, in the Scriptures, we are told to be persuasive. I was reminded of this commandment this morning when I watched Franklin Graham on television. He presented a heartfelt persuading plea for people to turn to God in this, our time of need. God bless him – he is fearless in his quest to persuade people to find the Lord because he loves people. My goal today is to be strong in the persuading power of the Gospel. For to do so enriches my life, honors God, and rescues people who desperately need hope.

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Choosing to be Fearless: Day 3, Proclaiming
By Deb Graham | April 8, 2020

My neighbors all know Deuce! This mild-tempered beagle, part of a brother duo team, has proclaimed himself to everyone who comes within a block of me while we're out for a walk. The funny thing is that of the beagle boys, Deuce is the lover. He is a kisser and cuddler. But once in the harness, he demonstrates his gift of proclamation. Last evening, a sweet couple with a large dog caught his eye. Loud howling and barking set forth. He was fearless!

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Choosing to be Fearless: Day 2, Praying
By Deb Graham | April 7, 2020

I miss seeing my grandchildren. There are no hugs, jumping in my lap or kisses. So we face time. Last evening, we talked to our daughter’s three children. It was chaotic; they were jumping, and screaming. Jack tried to get control by asking them about the scripture for the week. That only lasted a minute. Then Lauren, the 3 year old wanted to sing. She became focused and stared right into the phone and belted out, “It’s me oh Lord, it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer.”

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The importance of active leadership
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 3, 2020

The famous Communist leader, Leon Trotsky, visited Chicago in 1915 and was invited to Sunday school at a local church. When he arrived at his classroom, the teacher was absent, and no one had stepped up to lead class that week. So there was no one there to share the Word of God with Leon Trotsky. 

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How to use your giftedness for greatness
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 2, 2020

I remember when Deb and I had just gotten married, and we went to the pound and bailed out a little puppy for our first dog. We brought him home, but we didn’t have a fence. So I went to the hardware store and bought one of these fences you just roll out. I thought it would be easy. 

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What America really needs
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 1, 2020

I once had the opportunity to meet the late Dr. Bill Bright, who was the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ and a real patriot for our nation. Dr. Bright told me about a time when he was visiting with a man who was wondering about America and asking questions like, “Who do we need to elect to get us out of the mess we’re in as a nation?”

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Finding joy in your greatest possession
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 30, 2020

I’ll never forget one Christmas Day many years ago when one of my children, after opening up all of his presents, came to me and said, “Daddy, I’m bored!” There we were, wrapping paper everywhere, brand new toys all over the floor, and he played with them for about 30 minutes before he was bored!

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The power of Christ’s blood in your life
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 27, 2020

One day Napoleon was standing before his army after he was defeated at Waterloo. He was trying to cover his losses and see what his next move would be. Napoleon realized that his quest for world domination was practically over. He had a map of the world on the wall and on that map the British Isles were marked in red. Napoleon angrily said to his generals, as he pointed to the red marked on that map, “Were it not for that red spot, we would have conquered the world!”

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