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Newsletter: Every Life Is Precious To God

Dear Friend, Our society has erupted in chaos. The tragic death of George Floyd unleashed an avalanche of emotions and reactions. What took place in Minneapolis when this unarmed civilian was killed by a police officer is deeply disturbing. It’s inexcusable. Racism of any kind is evil. Join me in praying for the family of …

‘Are These Our Final Days?’: Searching Online for Answers About COVID-19

Since 2011, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA’s) internet evangelism ministry has been reaching people right where they are. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Search for Jesus ministry to be busier than ever, as people turn to the internet for questions about fear, anxiety and spiritual topics. Read these three short stories about one man and …

Billy Graham on Racism

Where does racism come from? What can we do to fix it? Billy Graham explores the answers to those questions in this one-minute message.   Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Will Graham: Don’t Give Up on the Prodigals in Your Life‘Are These Our Final Days?’: Searching Online …

Will Graham: Don’t Give Up on the Prodigals in Your Life

The thought that living a Christian life is no fun is “a lie from Satan,” Will Graham said in a livestreamed message on Wednesday. Preaching with the Black Hills of South Dakota as his backdrop, Graham shared the Bible story of the Prodigal Son—who gave up a great life under his father’s rules to live what …

Online Will Graham Celebrations Expand the Reach of the Gospel

COVID-19 has completely changed the way we share and learn about God’s Word. Pastors are finding themselves using social media more for sharing Bible knowledge and Sunday sermons. Youth leaders are getting creative on video chats with energetic grade-schoolers. Conferences to equip pastors and Christian leaders have gone virtual. The same is true for the Billy Graham Evangelistic …

Franklin Graham Recalls a Pivotal Walk with His Father

Growing up, Franklin Graham would often accompany his father, Billy Graham, on mountain hikes near their home in western North Carolina. Years later, during a walk along Switzerland’s picturesque Lake Geneva, the father and son had a conversation that changed the course of Franklin Graham’s life. In his book Through My Father’s Eyes, the younger Graham reflects on …

Billy Graham Sermon: Who Is My Neighbour?

In Billy Graham’s 1987 message from Columbia, South Carolina, he talked about the Christian’s response to issues of prejudice, poverty and sexual immorality. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Summer Soul Refresher: Reset Your Spiritual LifeFranklin Graham Recalls a Pivotal Walk with His Father

Summer Soul Refresher: Reset Your Spiritual Life

Each summer, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association runs a series of spiritual growth articles called the Summer Soul Refresher. This year, we’re exploring 5 aspects of intentional living. (Check out part 1 and part 2.) And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus …

VIDEO: In a Desperate World, There’s Still Reason for Hope

From the lingering pandemic to nationwide protests, our world is in despair. But, Franklin Graham explains, there is hope for a better world—and it’s found in Jesus Christ. >> READ: Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Ministering in Minneapolis Amid Protests “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that …

Franklin Graham Reflects on His Late Father, Dr. Billy Graham

Originally published June 19, 2020 on Focus on the Family’s The Daily Citizen. Over the last 20 years, Rev. Franklin Graham traveled each weekend to visit his father, famed evangelist Billy Graham, and his mother Ruth Bell Graham in the mountains of western North Carolina. The trips were filled with memories, prayer and conversations between father and …

Summer Soul Refresher: How to Create Community

Every summer, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association runs a series of spiritual growth articles called the Summer Soul Refresher. This year focuses on five aspects of intentional living. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. —1 John 4:11 (ESV) While creating community may look …

Ruth Bell Graham’s Double Fudge Cake

Craving some chocolate? Ruth Bell Graham made this delectable dessert for family and friends. Cake: 2 cups flour                                                 4 T. cocoa 2 cups sugar                  …