Building others up through encouragement
January 10, 2013
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
I heard about a vacuum cleaner salesman who was up in the hills of Arkansas and was showing one of his vacuum cleaners from house to house. So he got to one house on the backside of a mountain, and he walked in at the invitation of a lady and said, “Ma’am, I guarantee you this vacuum cleaner will suck up every piece of dirt on your floor anywhere in your house.”
Then he went over to the fireplace, got a bunch of ashes in his hands, threw them on the floor, and said, “I’m so convinced that this vacuum cleaner will suck up those ashes that I’ll personally eat them with a spoon if this vacuum cleaner won’t do it!”
So the lady of the house said, “Well, you better start eating because we ain’t got no electricity in this house!”
Now, the Bible works because unlike that vacuum cleaner, it has all the power it needs. And because of that, it brings the power of God to our lives. Yet, many believers today are living a ‘Bible-less’ Christianity. They want all the benefits of the Christian life, but they’re missing out on the greatest one of all: the wisdom and power of God.
So as you walk with Christ, remember the powerful resource God’s given you in His Word and you’ll tap into His never-ending resources!
THE BIBLE ‘WORKS’ BECAUSE IT HAS THE POWER OF GOD. SO AS YOU LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, STAY CONNECTED WITH GOD’S WORD!
For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit www.jackgraham.org
Listen to Dr. Jack Graham's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.
Get the best from 2012 to be your best in 2013
While many pastors shy away from addressing controversial issues, I sincerely believe you need to hear straight, “bulls-eye” biblical teaching on many of today’s hot topics. Not only to grow in your faith as a believer, but to give winsome, compassionate answers to the hard questions our culture is asking.
That’s why I want to send you a special new resource today – my CD series called The Best of 2012.
This series contains 10 of my most popular and compelling messages from 2012, and it’s a resource that’s sure to help you in 2013 because it includes messages such as, “Are All Religions the Same?”, “Lessons on Leadership,” and “What Is a Christian?”
The Best of 2012 is my gift to thank you for your donation to help PowerPoint continue to proclaim God’s Word and truth ’til the whole world hears. So please request your copy when you give today.