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How can you break free from the grip of grief?
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 4, 2018

If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know the aching emptiness of grief. Often the pain is beyond measure – an overwhelming and profound sadness that words can barely begin to describe.

If you’ve walked this dark valley, then I’m sure you can relate to these words from someone who found herself sinking under the pain of bereavement.

“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:21 ESV)

I’m sure these words are familiar to you. They were spoken to Jesus by His close friend Martha following the death of her dear brother, Lazarus. And they reveal to us the painful questions of a grieving heart...

            “I thought you loved me, Jesus.”

                        “Why didn’t you do something, Lord?”

                                    “Were you not able to answer my cry for help?”

Perhaps you recognize the cry of your own heart in Martha’s heartfelt plea. If so, then you need to cling to the promises of God that will pour healing balm on your wounds of grief.

Here are two truths to help heal your hurting heart:

First, God understands your pain even when you feel like no one could ever know what you’re going through. As Isaiah 53:3 says, “He was…a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.”

Second, God will hold you firm even when you feel like you’re sinking in the storms of grief. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Friend, remember that God longs to lift you up – no matter how deep the abyss of pain seems to be. So cling to His Word. In...

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Accommodation vs. Transformation
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 3, 2018

Nearly a generation ago, Francis Schaeffer, the great biblical apologist and philosopher said, “Here is the great evangelical disaster: the failure of the evangelical world to stand for Truth as Truth!

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We all know people who’ve become trapped as they’ve turned to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, medications, or food for comfort. Then there are others who’ve become controlled by behaviors – gambling, sexual immorality, or overwork. It’s also possible to become addicted to an emotion, like anger, grief, or negativity.

Whatever the addiction, the root of the problem is deception. Since Eden, Satan has been the father of lies. And when it comes to addiction, his lies abound:

“I don’t really have a problem.”

“It’s just one drink.”

“I can quit at anytime.”

“I’m not hurting anyone else.”

“It’s just the way I am.”

The path to breaking free from addiction begins by turning away from these lies – recognizing, exposing, and confessing them – and turning to Jesus. Because only His truth – about our weakness and His power – can break the bondage of addiction.

We need to learn to live in the victory Christ won for us – because as John 8:36 says, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

     

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It's time to change
By Dr. Jack Graham | July 2, 2018

It’s never too late for a new beginning! This is the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Real change is possible!

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Your support helps comfort people like Shelley!
By PowerPoint Ministries | July 1, 2018

Through your generous gifts and prayers, men and women around the world are finding freedom and hope as they hear God’s truth through PowerPoint on the radio, on TV, and online.

Shelley says,

“We are so enjoying [the] series on heaven. My dear father passed away last week. He was a retired minister and loved sharing God’s Word with everyone. Although we know he is with our Savior, your words are still so comforting in our time of grief. Thanks for your message of hope and healing!”

Thank you for proclaiming the promises of God and bringing comfort in Christ to so many like Shelley… ’til the whole world hears!

     

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

Dear Friend,

Don’t you just love the beautiful promises of Psalm 23?

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me.... He restores my soul.” (vv.1-3)

          Have you ever noticed that in the next verses, King David moves from speaking about God – “He makes… He leads… He restores…” – to addressing God directly?

“You are with me… You prepare… You anoint….” (vv. 4-5)

          It’s an important shift because it teaches a powerful truth: When we walk through life’s valleys and shadows, we draw closer to the Lord than ever before. That’s when what we know in our head moves to our heart.

          Friend, whatever grief or trial you’re facing, your Good Shepherd promises you comfort, provision, and blessing as He walks with you through the valleys.

I pray you’ll be encouraged by His presence and promises today!

         And I’m so thankful that, through your partnership, you’re helping others find the same comfort. Your gifts help more people hear about the Good Shepherd through PowerPoint on the radio, on TV, and online.

May He bless you as you bless others through your generous support!

         Thank you for your ongoing support to share powerful biblical truth like that with many others worldwide who need to hear of God’s love for them!

’Til the whole world hears,

 

     

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Preparing for opposition
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 29, 2018

After we experience victory, we need to be prepared to face opposition. It’s just a fact of life. You and I need to accept that envy is going to raise its ugly head. 

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