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Easter message from Will Graham: Christ’s perfect sacrifice

Perfection. Have you ever seen it? Sure, we may gaze at a snowflake, a flower or a child’s smile and feel that we are looking at perfection. But examine more closely—that snowflake will soon dissolve, the flower is missing a petal and the child will certainly have his share of misbehavior. The fact of the …

April 2017 newsletter

Each of our countries is facing change. As God’s people, this is not a time to stand down or drop our guard. Our leaders need wisdom, strength, and guidance from Almighty God. The Bible says, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NASB). For our respective nations and their future, that admonition never had more urgency. …

The Cross opens hearts in prison

We all need forgiveness for our thoughts and our words, and for the things we have done. But it is easier to recognise the fact if society has already pointed it out. Perhaps that is why Billy Graham’s film ‘The Cross’ had such a powerful effect when it was shown recently in a prison. As …

Teenagers worth dying for

One of the great joys in evangelism is when you hear of young people leading their friends to faith. They become like the apostle Andrew, who told his brother: “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41) That is what happened recently at Kirkby Stephen Evangelical Church in Cumbria, where John Heron put on a course …

‘It could so easily have been me.’

Sometimes when you have been through a trauma, it helps just to spend time with someone who can share the calm which comes from faith in Jesus. Jon is a young man who works just a couple of minutes away from Parliament Square and often walks home over Westminster Bridge. Last Wednesday he decided to …

‘The feelings are coming out now.’

Two days after the terror attack in Westminster, people were still coming to Parliament Square with their tributes of flowers. Grief for the four people who died at the hands of Khalid Masood showed no signs of abating. Josh and Jake came on the tube in their blue blazers from the Jewish School in Kinsbury, …

Comfort for those who mourn

London was grieving following the terror attack in Westminster, during which five people died. They included an unarmed policeman, PC Keith Palmer, who had tried to prevent the terrorist from entering Parliament, and the intruder himself, who was shot dead by a plain clothes policeman seconds afterwards. In the shocked aftermath, people on the streets …

Crisis-trained UK Chaplains Responding to London Attack

Paris, Brussels, Nice, Munich, Berlin—and now London. Wednesday’s deadly attack at the Houses of Parliament marks the sixth time in 16 months that the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has sent chaplains to a European city following an act of terrorism. “Please pray for those wounded and for the families of those killed in the …

Mother Coping with Son’s Attempted Suicide Finds Perfect Encourager

  Search for Jesus is an online ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Through its evangelistic website, PeaceWithGod.org.uk, the ministry reaches people around the world with news of God’s love for them, giving online visitors a chance to connect one-on-one with a trained volunteer. On Sunday night, 26 February, a BGEA employee in …

Gerald Coates pioneers again

“I don’t know anything like the anointing of Billy Graham,” said Gerald Coates, pastor of Pioneer Engage Church in Leatherhead. “When we showed the latest My Hope film, The Worth of a Soul, Billy’s anointing filled the room.” Gerald Coates is perhaps best known as the founder of Pioneer, which started as five people meeting …

Good news in the workplace

In a department store on the outskirts of Bristol, employees have been turning up an hour before doors open to the public. They are not there, as you would have expected, to get displays ready. They have been coming to watch evangelistic videos from the My Hope series, and to learn about faith in Jesus. …

Training for tragedy

Last month thirty-one people gathered at St James church in central Doncaster for the latest Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar, organised by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse. The one-day interactive course is the first stage in training to become a Rapid Response Chaplain. It also equips people with the skills and confidence …