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Billy Graham: Facing an Unknown Future

This article was originally written in 1962. Unspoiled and unsoiled, the new year lies before us—365 days of golden opportunity. We stand at the dividing of two streams; one called Yesterday, and the other, Tomorrow. We know every bend and every turn in the river Yesterday, but the river Tomorrow stretches out into an unknown …

Rapid Response Team Ministering in the Midst of Deadly Australia Bushfires

As bushfires rage through Australia—threatening the lives of residents and first responders—Billy Graham chaplains are offering emotional and spiritual care. Here, firefighters pull a water hose after putting out a spot fire near Moruya, Australia. Since late September, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains have been ministering to Australian communities facing one of the country’s worst …

Newsletter: A Prayer Update from Will Graham

Dear Friend, As we head into the new year, my heart is full of gratitude and thanksgiving for you. Through your prayers, sacrifice and support, you come alongside this ministry as faithful partners in the proclamation of the Gospel. In a confused and chaotic world, you are making an eternal difference as the lost — …

Billy Graham’s Prayer for a New Year

This prayer from Billy Graham, written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008, is just as relevant more than a decade later. Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and …

Billy Graham: What Does Christmas Mean to You?

What does Christmas mean to you today? As we think back to Bethlehem—the birthplace of Christ, the city of the King, the city of royalty, the city where David was born and grew up—we must notice some of the people who were involved in the Christmas story. Too little attention, I think, is given to …

Are You Lonely This Christmas?

You’ve had a hard year. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one, experienced the end of a relationship, or have been overwhelmed by disappointments and suffering. The last thing you want to do is celebrate the holidays alone as depression creeps in. The longing to be with other people during the holidays is natural. God created …

3 Ways to Simplify Your Christmas

The Christmas blitz has begun and already you’re overwhelmed. Maybe your to-dos are longer than a 4-year-old’s Christmas list, and you have no idea how—or when—they’ll get done. Is your Christmas shaping up to be more of a hassle than a Christ-centred holiday? What can you do to cut the stress and find the joy of Christ …

Billy Graham: A Christ-Centred Home

In the absence of sound moral teaching in our schools, it is more important now than ever for parents to teach their children by word and by example how to live for Christ in today’s world. This message by Billy Graham offers some basic principles for a godly home. The family used to be a …

Gallery: Chaplains offer comfort in London after terror attack

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployed to London after a fatal terror attack unfolded in London Bridge on 29 November, 2019. The crisis-trained chaplains ministered to the local community of London Bridge — offering comfort, peace and prayer to those in need. There’s a love that will always win, find the …

4 Biblical Reminders About Tough Relationships

“Love bears all things, believe all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:7 Perhaps you’re one of many who refers to 1 Corinthians 13 as the “love chapter.” It is certainly one of the most descriptive passages in the Bible on how to nurture our relationships with others and care for …

Franklin Graham Festival Shines Light of Christ Over Cambodia’s Dark Past

The two-day Love Phnom Penh Festival with Franklin Graham wrapped up Sunday night. In total, 23,000 people heard the Good News and 1,700 began a new life with Christ in Cambodia’s capital. In addition, 9,500 people from 45 countries watched the online live stream, with 120 indicating a decision for Christ. From 1975 to 1979, …

Hundreds of Cambodians Respond to Christ On Day One of Historic Festival

“When we saw the opposition here, we realised the Lord must want us here. Because many times when there’s opposition, the devil is trying to stop what God is doing.” – Franklin Graham said a day before the Cambodia Festival began.   Throughout the National Museum in Cambodia’s capital city are dozens of religious statues in various …