Author Archives: Billy Graham

Refined and Purified

Refined and Purified

When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. – Job 23:10 Affliction can be a means of refining and of purification. Just as ore must pass through the refiner’s furnace before it can yield up its gold, so our lives must sometimes pass through God’s furnace of affliction before they can bring

He Shall Reign Forever

There’s more to Christmas than the cradle and the Cross. There’s also the crown. Chiseled into the cornerstone of the United Nations building is a quotation from the Bible that has never yet been fulfilled. Taken from Isaiah 2:4, it reads, They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

That First Christmas

So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. — Luke 2:16 It would have been logical to expect God to tear open the Heavens and descend to Earth in majesty and power on that first Christmas night — but He didn’t. Instead, on that quiet night in Bethlehem,

Where is Heaven?

Where is Heaven? Click here to claim your free eBook – 10 Answers to Your Questions About Heaven by Billy Graham One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven? Where is Heaven?

Overflowing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is… joy. — Galatians 5:22 The word joy has all but disappeared from our current Christian vocabulary. One reason is because we have confused joy with happiness, and have come to believe it is found in pleasure, security, and prosperity. In doing this, however, we have believed a lie that Satan is constantly telling

Hope for the Searching Soul

Pop culture is searching, perhaps today more than ever, for truth. But truth has become to many whatever they want it to be, bound up in lies from Satan that cause them to look in futility to others and, sometimes, to themselves. Rock star Jewel sings about being God’s eyes, God’s hands, God’s mind, God’s heart. While those who follow

The Reason for My Hope

God’s Plan: Redemption Eventually we all find ourselves staring into the face of truth. The Bible says that man’s soul is “full of troubles” (Psalm 88:3), filled with bitterness, grief, pain, and guilt. Adam and Eve paid a price for their disobedience. They were driven out of the Paradise of God, His very presence, into

Do You Want Your Faith to Grow?

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. — 2 Peter 3:18 Growing Stronger in Faith Many years ago, engineers made plans to construct a suspension bridge over a deep river gorge. The biggest problem was how to get the heavy steel cables from one side of the gorge

Love in Action

Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. —1 John 4:11-12 (NIV) Jesus said, Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another

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