Devotionals by Jack Graham

The Only Way To Defeat Moral Decay

February 23

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

>Romans 1:16

Several years ago, a successful media mogul stood up and declared that the Bible was an archaic and out-of-date book that had no relevance for people today. This gentleman advocated getting rid of religious thinking and replacing it with what he called “voluntary initiatives.”

Now that sounds nice, doesn’t it? Rather than living by what the mean old man in heaven says, he said we should look for what we think is the good in us and live by it. No need for biblical imperatives or commands from God. Just do what you think is right.

But let me tell you something… as a pastor, I sit in my office every day and help others pick up the pieces from where their own “voluntary initiatives” have led them astray. And as we look at the decisions people make on their own and the paths of destruction they take, it ought to be obvious that we need divine guidance on our journeys of life.

Only the Gospel has the power to save and to fix the world’s greatest problem: sin and a broken relationship with God. Its truth can heal hurting lives. Share the Gospel with others because it’s the only way to defeat the decay in our world.

DEFEAT THE MORAL DECAY IN OUR WORLD BY LOOKING TO THE WORD OF GOD AND SHARING IT WITH OTHERS.



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About PowerPoint

PowerPoint Ministries is the radio and television broadcast ministry of Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church — a nearly 37,000-member church with three campuses in the Dallas and North Texas region. Through PowerPoint Ministries, Dr. Graham offers practical, biblical steps on how to tap into God's power for successful Christian living.

About Jack Graham

PowerPoint Ministries is the radio and television broadcast ministry of Dr. Jack Graham in Plano, Texas. Dr. Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation's largest, most dynamic congregations.

When Dr. Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style. He challenged the Prestonwood family with a vision for a larger outreach, and in 1999, the church moved from its North Dallas location to a new 7,500-seat auditorium in west Plano.

Thriving with more than 33,000 members, Prestonwood continues to grow with seven weekend worship services, four midweek services, about 300 Bible Fellowship classes for all ages, and multiple outreach and community ministries that reach thousands. In 2006, the church added a second location, the North Campus, in a burgeoning area 20 miles north of Plano. And in 2011, Prestonwood returned to its roots—beginning its third location, the Dallas Campus, about two from miles from its original location.

Dr. Graham has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination, with 16 million members and as president of the SBC Pastor’s Conference.

He is a noted author of numerous books, including You Can Make a Difference, Lessons from the Heart, A Hope and a Future, Life According to Jesus, Are you Fit for Life? and Powering Up. Courageous Parenting, co-authored by his wife, Deb, is based on their experiences as parents. Dr. Graham’s passionate, biblical teaching is also seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on PowerPoint Ministries. Through broadcasts, online sermons and e-mail messages, he addresses relevant, everyday issues that are prevalent in our culture and that strike a chord with audiences worldwide.

Dr. Graham was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1970, and has a master of divinity degree with honors and a doctor of ministry degree in Church and Proclamation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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