God's Love

Dimensions of the Cross: 4 Aspects of Christ’s Love

When you think of the cross, what comes to mind? Billy Graham once encouraged Christians to truly ponder the structure used for capital punishment. Consider the four dimensions, he urged. Think on the breadth, length, height and depth of Christ’s love for you. “Among all the emblems of the world none is admired, glorified and …

VIDEO: The Real Meaning of the Cross

  What happened on the cross is a beautiful mystery. Hear Billy Graham explain various aspects of Christ’s death in this 1985 message from Hartford, Connecticut. Get a simple explanation of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Gallery: Chaplains minister in London after …

7 Statements From the Cross

Jesus said very little the day of His crucifixion when He willingly suffered and died for our sins. But the words God the Son chose during those six hours were powerful. Billy Graham once explored seven of those Biblically recorded statements during a 1985 sermon in Hartford, Connecticut: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken …

Anne Graham Lotz: Loving Him … With His Tears on My Face

Years ago, a radiant young bride-to-be came over to our house to tell my family some of the exciting details of her upcoming wedding. Her eyes were flashing; her smile sparkling; her dark, glossy hair bouncing as her excitement spilled over every word and gesture. As she spoke, my 8-year-old daughter burst into tears and …

LISTEN: Singer Laura Story on Seeing Trials as Blessings

  Singer and songwriter Laura Story was a newlywed when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Laura hoped it was a short detour on the road they had mapped out for themselves—but that wasn’t the case. Listen to what Laura has learned through this difficult, ongoing experience and how it inspired her …

LISTEN: Approaching the New Year With Joy

  A lot of us might be discouraged heading into the new year, given what 2020 was like, but that’s not where God wants us to be. “You who suffer from discouragement or despair or depression, turn to Jesus Christ who can give you a joy and a radiance that you have never known before.” …

Benjamin Watson: The Bible Is God’s Playbook for the Family

During his 16 seasons in the National Football League, tight end Benjamin Watson competed against some of the most formidable opponents ever to step on the gridiron. But in mid-March, when he announced his retirement as a New England Patriot, the same team that drafted him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, …

Billy Graham Sermon: A Cure for Heart Trouble

How can your heart be right with God? Billy Graham explains in this 1989 message from Syracuse, New York. God wants your heart. Surrender your life to Him today. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Losing Control in the Pandemic?Can You Imagine a World Without Light?

Nature? Serving Others? What Brings You Closest to God?

We all connect with God differently. After all, He made us unique—male and female in a variety of races and ethnicities, each gifted in a special way.  And we were all uniquely made to worship Him. Have you ever thought about ways you naturally relate to God? Maybe you looked out from a mountaintop and …

Convicted Bank Robber Jon Ponder Met Jesus in Solitary Confinement

Three-time convicted felon Jon Ponder gave his life to Christ after hearing Billy Graham on a broken radio in solitary confinement. He now runs a nonprofit called Hope for Prisoners. Jon has six children, including two with his wife of 10 years—the older one is Promise, the younger one Liberty. On August 25, Jon Ponder …

Trafficked Girls Discover the Ultimate Love of Christ

Kerry’s voice breaks over the phone as she tells a story that’s straight out of a movie. She’s in her 60s, works as an office manager in the Southern U.S., and in the past couple of years has disciples at least 25 girls held captive by human traffickers. She’s seen their pictures—“baby faces with the …