Recently Added Devotionals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Balancing encouragement with confrontation
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 16, 2017
I’ve learned that when it comes to conflict, there are two types of people: those who like to run into conflict and those who avoid it like the plague!
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!
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.
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.