Resources on Purpose

How God can use you to start something big
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 3, 2020

When I was a little boy, I used to love taking a magnifying glass out in the front yard, piling a bunch of leaves together, and using the magnifying glass to focus the sunlight on those leaves and catching them on fire. And as I think back on that, I’m reminded of the power of focused energy.

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How to steer clear of spiritual traps
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 2, 2020

Benjamin Disraeli, who long ago served as Prime Minister of Great Britain, once said, “The secret of success is constancy of purpose.” Now what does that mean? Well, all too often, people today flex and change in their life’s purpose. They act on impulse, not thinking about how their actions will ultimately impact their lives.

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How to give young people a purpose in life
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 25, 2019

I read not long ago that only 49 percent of college freshmen in America have a thought-out philosophy of life. That’s nearly half of the young people entering our universities today who don’t have a direction. They’re simply living day-to-day and not giving a thought as to what’s really important.

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Are you a cosmic accident?
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 15, 2019

I want you to picture your heart, that powerful machine pumping inside your chest. Believe it or not, it’s about the size of your fist and weighs less than a half a pound. Yet in less than twelve hours, it does enough work to lift 65 tons off the ground! 

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Where to find your purpose in life
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 29, 2019

Down in West Palm Beach, Florida, where I pastored for 8 years, just a few miles off the coast is the Gulf Stream. Now the Gulf Stream is like a river flowing through the ocean. It was used by early explorers to get from the Caribbean back to Europe. And if you’re out on a boat and come across the Gulf Stream, you’ll move from blue-green water to almost purple water.

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God is not done with you
By Dr. Jack Graham | August 8, 2019

Harland Sanders, who you might know better as Colonel Sanders, had a difficult life. His father died when he was 5, he quit school at 16, and by the time he was 20, Harland had suffered every kind of setback imaginable. He lost jobs, and his young wife took their daughter and moved out.

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Are you in a desert place?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 9, 2018

God will sometimes take us to desert places…spiritually speaking…to purify and to prepare us for the greatest seasons of our lives. You may not like it, but it’s still true.

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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.

WHEN YOU REALLY MEET JESUS, YOU FIND YOUR PURPOSE!

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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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