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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

“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” —Psalm 145:4 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 …

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                  …

Newsletter: Sharing Hope in Crisis

Dear Friend, During these uncertain times, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are actively deploying, bringing the comfort, hope and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ to hurting people affected by COVID-19 as well as other natural disasters. Thank you for your prayers and gifts which help take the Gospel into crisis situations. We …

Summer Soul Refresher: God Is Constant

Each summer, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association runs a series of spiritual growth articles we call the Summer Soul Refresher. This year, we’re taking a look at five aspects of intentional living. This is part 1.  See how our understanding of God’s unchanging character helps set the foundation for a purposeful life. Jesus Christ is the same …

Minneapolis National Guard Soldier Surrenders Life to Christ

PHOTO: Rapid Response Team chaplains David Barlow (left) and Andrew Donawa (right) give Minnesota National Guard soldier Taylor Hart a Billy Graham Training Center Bible after she made a decision for Christ. Following George Floyd’s death, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) has been offering a ministry of presence in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Crisis-trained chaplains also are …