Recently Added Devotionals
A challenge to live morally pure lives
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 24, 2018
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
If someone dumped a pile of smelly, dirty trash in your family room, you’d probably be incensed! Yet how many families allow the garbage of our culture into our homes every single day?
Did you know the average home today has three TVs, three radios, two CD players, one computer, two DVD players, and one video game system? That’s a lot of the world getting into our family’s heads! And that’s a lot of the impurity and depravity of this world getting into our homes.
The best parental control isn’t the movie rating system or the television and video game rating system. The best parental control system is you, moms and dads!
Why? Because we’re called to protect our children’s purity.
The way we do this is by providing reasonable rules and boundaries regarding media consumption, computer use, dress, and your kids’ friends.
First Peter 5:8 says, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” This includes your kids and mine!
So we must fight the good fight of faith, and that includes displeasing our kids at times in order to protect their purity.
WISE FAMILIES ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO LIVE MORALLY PURE LIVES.
Wise families fear and respect the Lord
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 23, 2018
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
As parents, it’s important to teach your kids to obey you. Because this is how they will learn to obey God!
In the verses above, the word instruction is from a Hebrew word that includes the idea of counsel, warning, and correction. Dads, your role in the family is to be firm in instruction, to lay down reasonable rules and fair boundaries, and to give correction and fair discipline.
The word teaching in the verses above describes the work of a mom in the house. It’s a word that actually means coaxing or coaching. In other words, moms, your role in teaching is to push the kids a little bit like a mama bird with a nest full of little birds.
When it’s time for those baby birds to fly, the mama stirs up the nest, flaps her wings, and coaxes those little birds to elevate!
Parents, I want to ask you today, are you teaching your children to obey you? Furthermore, when your kids look at your life, can they see that you’re obeying your heavenly Father?
WISE FAMILIES COMMIT THEMSELVES TO OBEDIENCE.
Obeying God's call to active living
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 20, 2018
I heard about a passive Quaker who had a cantankerous milk cow. And every time he tried to milk that cow, the cow gave him trouble. So on one particular morning, he was trying to get milk and the cow kicked over the milk bucket and spilled it all over the Quaker!
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.
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.
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.
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.
T.H.I.N.K. before you speak
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 13, 2018
You and I need to give careful consideration to how we engage our culture on behalf of Christ.
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?
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.