Powering Up [eBook]
The Fulfillment and Fruit of a God-fueled Life
A transformational resource that stimulates veteran and rookie believers alike to recognize and increasingly rely on the Holy Spirit’s life-altering power.
Christ-centered churches want to develop disciples who exhibit an active, transforming faith. New believers desire to “live the life” and change the world for good. And anyone living beneath their God-given potential longs for a fresh dose of God’s life-changing, habit-altering power. But how does it happen?
Where is the start-up button on our spiritual lives? What moves us from “empty” to “full” in our hearts and witness? How do we access God’s provision for prevailing against the enemy? The key is to fully engage the power of the Holy Spirit, says author and pastor Jack Graham, not to work independently of it as Christians so often do.
In this enlightening, encouraging small-group and personal resource, Graham uses captivating first-person stories, compelling insights, and contemporary imagery to help believers first understand the Spirit’s role, then tap into and practice his power. As Graham illustrates the powered-up life, he also casts a vision for the empowered church, leading readers to a supernatural infusion of spiritual vigor that ultimately and victoriously displays Christ to the watching world.
JACK GRAHAM serves as pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church-one of the nation’s largest congregations-in Plano, Texas. His passionate, biblical teaching is seen and heard across the US and around the world on PowerPoint Ministries. He is a former two-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention and the author of numerous books, including Are You Fit for Life? and A Man of God.
“Jack Graham has touched many lives, including my own. His teaching stirs hope and develops character. His work is a welcome addition to any shelf.”
—Max Lucado, author, You Are Special; Minister of Preaching, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, Texas
“Is there any greater gift than the incomparable indwelling of the Holy Spirit? I agree with Jack Graham that the answer is no! It is the Holy Spirit who turns quivering cowards into bold martyrs. It is the Holy Spirit who transforms sleepwalkers into wide-awake witnesses for him. It is the Holy Spirit who powers us up to further usher in the kingdom of God! Get the themes of this book in you. And together, let’s change the world for good.”
—Tony Evans, Co-founder and Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
“Powering Up is jam-packed with nuggets of biblical truth from the Source of power-the Lord Jesus Christ. Jack Graham enlightens us to the dangers of culture-followers and how Christ-followers can be obedient to the Great Commission without compromise in order to win the lost to the Savior of the world. My prayer is that this book will illuminate minds and hearts with God’s electrifying light.”
—Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
“Powering Up is timely, practical, well-illustrated, conclusive, and transformative if one will take it to heart. My husband grabbed it and didn’t take a breather until he had read nearly two hundred pages! I heartily recommend it.”
—Kay Arthur, Bible teacher and Co-CEO, Precept Ministries International
“Fuel efficiency is critical to our cars, but what about our spiritual lives? Dr. Jack Graham’s latest book, Powering Up, is a must read for anyone seeking to reach their full potential from God. With intriguing stories and touching insights, Powering Up will reboot your relationship with God and help you live the life he wants.”
—Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas and Presidential Candidate
“Through his ministry, Jack Graham has introduced thousands to Christ and discipled countless leaders in the Christian community. In Powering Up, Jack shares personal testimonies that illustrate how Christ-centered living fulfills God’s purpose for our time on earth.”
—Kay Bailey Hutchinson, U.S. Senator, Texas
“When Jack Graham speaks or writes, I am all ears. Powering Up is his most important book yet. Get ready for a supernatural infusion of spiritual vigor and life-changing power.”
—Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic; Author of What Are You Living for?
“Biblical, practical, and motivating! If you long to reconnect with God in a way that will make a real difference in your life, open this book and start reading.”
—Chip Ingram, Teaching Pastor, Living on the Edge; Author of Good to Great in God’s Eyes and Effective Parenting in a Defective World
“Proverbs teaches us, ‘as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.’ Jack Graham challenges us to give careful thought to our ways, that we may think and live like the Savior we worship and love.”
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“One of the greatest pastors and finest men I know has written a book that literally pulsates with the power he talks about! If you want a God-empowered change in your life, read this book-you will indeed be powered up!”
—James Merritt, Pastor, Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, Georgia
“Jack Graham doles out massive helpings of hope in this book. This is what you’ve been looking for if you want to see change in your life, especially if you’ve been held down by the grip of past failures. The insights Jack records here are not the same old tired and predictable notions of so many other lofty tomes. This book is deeply biblical and therefore very practical. You’ll find here a no-nonsense approach to living and enjoying a Spirit-empowered life.”
—Skip Heitzig, Senior Pastor, Calvary of Albuquerque
“There are a lot of self-help books on the market right now. In fact if you Google ‘Self-Help Books,’ you will come up with twenty-two million hits. That’s a lot of information about developing yourself. How do you determine the truly helpful information and the truly unhelpful and possibly even harmful information? You look and see if it is founded and based upon the truth of God’s Word. Jack Graham’s book Powering Up is founded upon the principles of a Spirit-filled life and it comes straight from the Word of God. If you are longing for a life of fulfillment and fruitfulness, I can, without reservation, recommend this powerful and practical book!”
—Jonathan Falwell, Senior Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia
“I found Powering Up to be a powerful refresher in the basics of Christian discipleship, compelling for me as a believer for many years but just as applicable to someone new to the faith. Powering Up is thoroughly biblical, communicated in the practical, relevant, and common-sense approach that characterizes Jack Graham’s pastoral ministry. It is not difficult to appreciate the Prestonwood Baptist Church phenomenon after reading Dr. Graham’s latest contribution to the body of Christ.”
—Edward G. Atsinger III, CEO, Salem Communications Corporation, Camarillo, California
“My good friend Jack Graham has delivered another great book for pastors, ministry leaders, or any other believers who want to recharge their walk with Christ. Powering Up will fuel your faith to make a difference in a society that desperately needs a fresh dose of authentic Christianity. I highly recommend it!”
—Ed Young, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas