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What is Life All About?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 8, 2019
What is the meaning of life? That's a big question today. For some life is simply a void. For others life is a vexation; they're miserable. For others, life is a vacation.
The Value of Unsinkable Faith
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 7, 2019
The fact is that life is not full of gentle breezes and warm sun. There are turbulent times and tough times ahead. I am not a pessimist and I am not an extremist. I am a realist, and I can say with confidence because I’ve been looking through the lens of Scripture at human history that tough times are ahead and turbulent seas.
The Home that Jesus Builds
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 6, 2019
There are many beautiful homes in this area, but as I travel up and down the streets, I wonder how many homes are in those houses. It’s one thing to build a house and it’s another thing to build a home, and only God can build a home.
How can you have a rock-solid marriage that lasts a lifetime?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 5, 2019
We live in a culture that’s quick to run to the divorce court when a marriage isn’t “working.” But God invented marriage and family, and He can help you and me build a marriage that will last.
God wants to bless your marriage and help you succeed. But as a husband or wife, you must be willing to make the necessary effort for you to experience all of His blessings.
As a pastor, I’ve observed that most marriages that end in divorce are abandoned for no good, biblical reason. They didn’t have to end that way. Most divorces come about because people give up… they’re just not willing to work at it anymore.
I believe the primary culprit in the demise and destruction of marriages today is neglect. Your marriage and mine is like a beautiful garden that must be tended. It must be cultivated. It must be worked on. A great marriage doesn’t just happen!
I always chuckle when I hear someone say, “Well, we just fell in love.” You don’t fall in love; you grow in love. And if you’re going to grow in love for your spouse, then you need to nurture and care for your marriage like a beautiful garden. You must uproot the weeds and build some fences. And you must realize that it takes both sunshine and rain.
God wants to help you tend your marriage and see it flourish. But again, it’s going to take work. That’s why He’s given us clear principles in His Word for loving, accepting, and respecting each other. He wants to show us how to build the kind of marriage that will last a lifetime.
So determine today to work on your marriage relationship...
I'm a Southern Baptist pastor, and here's why I oppose a Texas bill to imprison women who receive abortions
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 4, 2019
In my 30 years of pastoring a Southern Baptist church in Texas, I have faced plenty of criticism. It's par for the course, especially if you hold on to traditional, biblical views in America nowadays.
But never, in all these years, did I ever think I would find myself in a situation facing criticism for actually opposing a bill that would ban abortion in the state.
The Abolish Abortion in Texas Act, recently introduced into the Legislature, has been touted as a "pro-life" bill. But while I agree with the spirit of the bill, its mechanism of action is a far cry from "pro-life."
The bill would amend the state's criminal code, so that a woman who has an abortion could be charged with homicide and potentially face the death penalty.
I have always stood, and will always stand, for the unborn, but this bill was a bridge too far. I believe it would have caused irreparable harm to the pro-life cause, but more importantly, it does not take into account the sincere struggle many women undergo when they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This was not the right approach to end abortion in America.
Because I believe this, I expressed my support for Republican Rep. Jeff Leach when he said the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, which he leads, would not advance the bill. Leach is a member of our church and has authored other critical legislation to protect the life of the unborn. I would be pressed to find a state representative more committed to the pro-life cause and who — like me — would love to see the day when Roe vs. Wade is overturned.
But my Tweet supporting Leach did...
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 3, 2019
I have a responsibility to speak to the issues and the events of our times. It is my prayer that I will present biblical truth and not personal ideology, or philosophy, or simply cultural truth, which is changeable; but rather biblical and scriptural truth, which is unchangeable.
The Stewardship of Suffering
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 2, 2019
One of the most eventful experiences in nature is the emergence of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Of course, we know that caterpillar in the cocoon struggles, and in the process of the struggle, he comes out of that cocoon and spreads his wings and flies as a beautiful butterfly.
Connect with your new online community
By PowerPoint Ministries | May 2, 2019
You’re invited to join PowerPoint’s brand-new community page on Pray.com. As a member of PowerPoint’s community page, you’ll be able to…
- Encourage others and be encouraged by members of the PowerPoint community.
- Pray for others and submit your own prayer requests to members of the group.
- Be among the first to hear the ministry’s updates, podcasts, and prayer needs.
- Share your testimonies about answered prayer.
- And more!
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The Source of Our Strength
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2019
Time magazine once had a cover article that showed the hollow face of a University president. As a matter of fact, it was the president of Harvard University. The title of the headline article... Exhausted.
Getting on the Crossroad
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2019
I firmly believe it’s time for men to step up to the unique challenges facing our world today.
We are facing profound moral, ethical, domestic and international issues that mark a culture in need of answers and in need of a Savior. What we need are men who will shape the future and change the world.
But frankly, not many men are responding to the call. I think a lot of men today are at a crossroads. We’re stuck at a crossroads as to the future of the family, the future of the nation. How we decide and how we respond here and now will determine not only the direction of our families, but the very future of civilization as we know it.
A lot of men don’t know which way to go, so they try to go both ways and end up miserable and distracted.
But notice what Jesus said in Mark 8:34–35: And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
Men today are looking for fulfillment in life, but so often encounter futility because they find themselves on the wrong road, not on the right road.
Jesus said there are two roads in life: one is broad and smooth and the other is narrow, and that narrow road is exclusive and very few are on it.
Men are at the crossroads today because there are people on the broad road who have been seduced by the...