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Chapter 15

Chapter 8

How should you come to Christ?
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 24, 2020

As a pastor, I perform wedding ceremonies for couples in all kinds of emotional conditions. I’ve seen couples who cry all the way through the ceremony. There have been times between the wedding party and the couple, we went through an entire box of tissue because they just cried and cried.

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

What it really means to repent
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 28, 2020

In his famous book, I Surrender, Patrick Morley writes that many of the problems in the church today lie in the misconception “that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a change in belief without a change in behavior.”

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How to survive success
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 7, 2019

I know many people whom God has blessed with financial abundance. While they were in that mode of growing and developing their young family and getting their business started, they were faithful to the Lord, serving the Lord, and living for Him. So God gave them success.

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The exclusivity of Christ as the way to the Father
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 17, 2019

One thing I’ve noticed in talking to people who aren’t saved is that many see Christians as part of an exclusive club that only a few people can enter. And in general, people don’t like things that are exclusive because there is a feeling of being ostracized when something is exclusive and you are left out.

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Chapter 27

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.

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Chapter 2

Your place in God's family
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 17, 2018

Most people today don’t know what real Christian fellowship looks like. Some people think of it is as grabbing some coffee in the hallway after church.

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Required Reading
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 13, 2018

How devoted are you to the Word of God? Are you committed to reading, to knowing, to understanding, and to letting the Word of God transform your life?

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By Dr. Jack Graham | September 28, 2018

How to survive success.
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 5, 2018

There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
Acts 4:34-35
I know many people whom God has blessed with financial abundance. While they were in that mode of growing and developing their young family and getting their business started, they were faithful to the Lord, serving the Lord, and living for Him. So God gave them success.
But before long, many of these people began to remove themselves from the presence of God’s people. Then, they stopped serving the Lord and became more concerned with making money than they did doing God’s work. And before long, their success had changed them for the worse. 
This story is far too often repeated among God’s people today. And here in our culture, at the most financially blessed time in human history, so many are dying in spiritual poverty. It’s affecting their families, their relationships with others, and their service to God.
Now, whether you’re blessed with financial abundance or not, the eternal principle never changes: serve God with what He’s given you. If it’s abundant wealth, serve Him. If it’s a great family, serve Him. If it’s good health, give your life to His purposes. God’s greatest desire for you is to be obedient and faithful with what you have today!

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Making the personal decision to follow Christ.
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 28, 2018

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 2:38
Billy Graham, in my estimation, was one of the greatest preachers in the history of the Christian faith. I once heard him talk about his son, Franklin, who grew up with a very godly mother and father. But when Franklin was about 25 years old, he realized that he didn’t know Christ.
Here he had grown up in the home of Billy Graham, but didn’t know the Lord! So Franklin personally received Christ. And now as you know he leads his late father’s ministry and he works in some of the most troubled spots in the world for the advancement of the Gospel. But first he had to realize that being a member of Billy Graham’s family didn’t get him into heaven. Only a personal faith could.
It doesn’t matter if you grew up in Billy Graham’s family or Osama bin Laden’s, you must personally receive Christ as your Lord and Savior to be saved. Salvation is a personal decision and each and every person is held to account for it!
Maybe you’ve grown up in a Christian home. Or, maybe you’ve been raised in a very un-Christian home. Either way, you have the choice today to personally follow Christ or not to do so. So no matter your background, step out in faith and receive forgiveness through Christ today!

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Chapter 1

Jesus is coming again!
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 7, 2018

I have a friend named Kerry Shook who wrote a book called One Month to Live. This book poses a great question: How would you live your life if you knew you had just 30 days to live? How would you spend those days? Would it impact that way you live? 

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Chapter 7

Chapter 5

Chapter 28

Chapter 23

Chapter 16

Chapter 13

Chapter 12

Chapter 9

God has a family for you.
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 2, 2018

Today’s verse of Scripture tells us that on the first day of the church it added three thousand people to the congregation. Isn’t that amazing?

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Why do you go to church?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2018

I’d like for us to take a few minutes to think about the church today. What is God's church? What are we all about? What’s our purpose?

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God’s given you a helper.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 22, 2018

And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”
—Acts 8:29

We all want to make the best decisions we can, especially about life’s big choices. So that raises the question, “How does God lead you and me?”
Well, one way he leads us is by speaking to us through an inner voice… just as he spoke to Philip in today’s verse. This kind of direction isn’t just a gut feeling or intuition. This is the work and the witness of the Spirit of God in our lives.
We see this ministry of the Spirit clearly described in Romans 8:14, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” So, if you are a child of God, the Spirit is leading you!   
In another Scriptural reference, when Jesus promised the disciples that he would send the Spirit he used the Greek word “paraklete.” I love this word. It describes the Spirit as a helper, as “one who is called alongside.” So the Spirit is walking with us to help us find God’s master plans for our lives, as well as direction for the important choices of our daily lives.
Do you long to have the counsel and guidance of God in your life? The Spirit is at your side waiting to help you!

Pray right now and ask him for his help and guidance. Listen for his voice and watch for his direction.


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Finding your purpose.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 19, 2018

And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
—Acts 9:5

Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?
Paul was traveling down the Damascus road, when he was suddenly knocked to the ground and blinded by a brilliant light. Paul immediately knew this was a supernatural encounter. And he asked, “Who are you, Lord?" The Lord replied, "I am Jesus whom you persecute." 
Now, Paul had just met Christ Jesus, the one whom he had been persecuting. No doubt overcome by the powerful encounter, Paul asked another question. He asked, “Lord, what will you have me to do?" 
You see, when you really meet Jesus, you will find the purpose of your life! Paul discovered his mission in that moment and he never turned back. If you have met the Lord, then you have a mission, too. 
Whether you're a butcher, a baker, a preacher or a plumber, God has a plan for you to glorify him and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all your being. And he wants you to take this calling seriously. You cannot negotiate with God about your mission. And never compromise with the world.
Give God your best each day. Embrace your assignment. Fight the good fight and fulfill your purpose in Christ Jesus.


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Finding your purpose
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 31, 2018

Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?

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A place to belong
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 25, 2018

When you come to know Christ, one of the things God wants is for you to make a commitment to a local church. 

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Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement)…

Acts 4:36


When people think about you, what are some characteristics that you believe come to their mind? If we’re really honest, you and I do care about our reputation. But the message we often hear today is, “Don’t worry what people think about you, just be yourself.” And while it’s okay to be rejected by others for the right reasons, there are many who believe they have a license to have a bad reputation because they’re just ‘being their self’.


But did you know that God cares about your reputation? Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” And Luke 2:52 makes it a point to say that Jesus increased “in favor with God and man.”


Joseph was such an encourager that his friends began to call him Barnabas, which means “son of encouragement.” So how are you known among your peers? When they think of you, are there impressions generally positive or negative?


Gaining and keeping a good reputation takes time and effort. You have to invest relationally in people and be intentional in being someone whom they consider trustworthy. But that investment will pay huge dividends in the form of vibrant, sanctifying relationships!


Build your reputation as someone who is exceptionally trustworthy.

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Chapter 6

Chapter 20

All In
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 13, 2013

By Dr. Jack Graham | September 15, 2013

Man Up
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 19, 2011

Chapter 11

By Dr. Jack Graham | December 12, 2010

Chapter 26