Christmas

The Source of Peace: A Message From Will Graham

Will Graham is joined by singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb (right) and his sister, Cissie Graham Lynch, in this online Christmas special from the Billy Graham Library. Did you miss it? Watch the replay. Peace on earth, good will to men. Where has it gone? There’s COVID, racial strife, anger and political division, to name a few peace-robbers. But …

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 …

Will Graham Advent Devotional Week Three: Herod and Jerusalem

This Christmas, Will Graham is taking a look at how people in the Bible responded to the birth of Jesus. This devotional is taken from his book, In the Presence of the King. Don’t miss the questions and a prayer at the end as you consider your own response to Christ. Scripture: Matthew 2:1-3, NKJV While the …

Will Graham Advent Devotional Week Two: Shepherds

Advent means “arrival,” referring to the arrival of Christ into the world more than 2,000 years ago. As we near Christmas, we’re reflecting on how certain people in the Bible responded to the birth of the Messiah, with passages taken from Will Graham’s book, In the Presence of the King. Each week includes a couple of questions …

5 Ways to Handle Grief, Loneliness During the Holidays

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. —Psalms 119:50 (ESV) Christmas isn’t a joyful season for everybody. Grief—whether from loss, loneliness or both—crescendos around this time of year for many, and the deep, emotional pain can seem like almost too much to bear. Isaiah 53:4 states, “Surely He has …

Will Graham Advent Devotional Week One: Mary

The people we see in the Christmas story experienced things that were never seen before and have not been seen since. In this time of Advent, we’ll look at some of these Bible characters, studying their responses to the birth of the Messiah and how to apply lessons from each to our lives today. Scripture: Luke …

Watch Will Graham’s Christmas Message Live on Sunday

This Christmas will be a challenging one for many, making it harder to focus on the reason we celebrate. Quiet your heart and focus your attention on the One who came to save—not only for eternity, but in the here and now—as you watch a special Christmas message with Will Graham. You’ll also hear a Christmas …

Anne Graham Lotz: A Gift for the King

Our Christmas celebration in 2020 may be very different than in past years. Because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we may not be able to have an open house or office parties or dinner parties or school programs or concerts or whatever your traditions have been. But there is one way to celebrate …

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 …

Franklin Graham: We Can Still Give Thanks

2020. A year like no other we’ve experienced. We’ve had a pandemic. We have been locked down like never before. We’ve seen incredible destruction from storms, fires, and flooding. … But in the midst of this trying year, there is no better time than now to turn our hearts toward God, who is with us …

Newsletter: A Message Our World Desperately Needs

Dear Friend, This Christmas will be one unlike any we have ever seen. While the usual festivities will be there, it will be a time of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and fear for many people. The world that greeted the Lord Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago had similar hardships and problems. He was born …

What does Merry Mean?

When at this season of the year we wish our friends a “Merry Christmas,” it is essential to realise that true merriment of heart is contingent upon the recognition of the truth that Christ was born in Bethlehem for our salvation. The word “merry” is from an old Anglo-Saxon word which sometimes meant “famous,” “illustrious,” …