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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 …

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

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 …

‘What Can I Do?’ Cissie Graham Lynch Addresses Race Relations

Today, the nation is in a difficult place. While some struggle for answers and plead for justice and equality, others wonder what they could do to make a difference, if anything. In her latest podcast, Cissie Graham Lynch admits it’s not easy navigating how to respond at a time like this. But a response is necessary. …

Rapid Response Team Ministering in Minneapolis Amid Protests

Photo above: Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning liquor store near the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Amid ongoing riots and protests …

3 Stories of People Opening Up to Faith During Coronavirus Crisis

Although bad news has been circulating nonstop, dozens of crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) have been offering the hope of Good News—the opportunity of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the team that’s deployed to 260-plus natural or manmade crises is now responding to the …

Keeping Spiritual Community During Social Distancing

During this strange time of social distancing due to the coronavirus, there’s a danger of becoming isolated. Everyone is susceptible, especially the elderly, those with disabilities and people working from home. Truth is, God made people for community. We rely on each other for company, encouragement and practical help. We celebrate happy occasions and offer …

Cissie Graham Lynch Encourages Parents to ‘Slow Down’ During COVID-19

“The days have been wild and they continue to get wild by the second.” On Sunday, Cissie Graham Lynch took her thoughts about being a busy mom during the coronavirus to Instagram. “I have never had this much time with my family in the last three years,” Franklin Graham’s daughter said. “Since my little boy …

Anne Graham Lotz: Is COVID-19 a Sign of the End?

“There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven … When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”—Luke 21:11, 28 COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has created national fear in a way …

Life on Hold: How to Grow Spiritually During This Global Pause

Whatever you were planning this weekend has likely been cancelled, postponed or at least altered. With life on hold in the foreseeable future, how can you use this extra time to your spiritual benefit? Here are some ways to deepen your relationship with God while doing what you’re already doing. Spend Time on Your Phone …