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Billy’s Heaven

Billy’s Heaven

  Editor’s note: Most Saturdays for 15 years, Don Wilton drove the long road to meet with Billy at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. There the two friends spent hours talking about family, politics, sports, and their spiritual lives. In Saturdays with Billy, Don shares more than 20 heartwarming stories of his times with

Verse Mapping Q&A with Kristy Cambron

I’m asked often: what is verse mapping? And that’s followed up by… Could it be for me? Plain and simple — verse mapping is getting real about studying the Bible. All of it. And it’s not just reading. It’s researching everything you can about a verse to really understand the Bible — maybe for the

You’re Invited to the Galatians Online Bible Study

For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself

The I-don’t-know is holy ground. Stay close to Jesus. Stick by His side and don’t let turn away in frustration. Good is happening!

Where Is My Happily Ever After?

Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. — Matthew 6:33-34 I feel the most unsettled when I’m uncertain about the future. I suspect many

It would be easy to think that Billy Graham was just an extraordinary person. But, time and time again, God chooses to use ordinary people to represent Him to our searching world. People like all of us who believe in Him!

The Face of God’s Grace

  Saturdays with Billy is a book about one man.  Just one man.  Billy Graham, beloved servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.  One man whose life spanned decades and whose influence touched millions.  One man, friend to thousands, confidant to prime ministers, presidents, kings and queens. One man, often referred to as “America’s pastor”.  One

Are you suffering right now for Jesus? If so, then you are in great company! It’s no surprise for Christians to go through terrible troubles and trials. We should expect them and prepare for them. When we do, we can know that Jesus is worth it!

Subtle Suffering

  You may never be called upon to suffer physically because you are a believer in Jesus Christ. However, there is more to suffering than physical pain; there is more to persecution than being put in chains. If we are followers of Jesus Christ, who are not compromising with the sinful ways of the world,

I know God loves my children and truly wants the best for them. Romans 8:28 reads, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” This doesn’t mean we (or they) won’t face adversity — in fact, the Bible pretty much guarantees that we will.7 But when God allows my children to suffer, I know He will use the experience to build their faith, their patience, and their strength — and that, at the end of the day, He will produce something good.

Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children

  Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children “Lord, Why Did This Happen?” I know I’m not the only mother who has ever questioned God’s tactics. Even my “spiritual giant” friend, Susan, found herself wondering what was up when her son Michael started suffering from violent stomach pains. Their pediatrician had dismissed

Be Before You Do

  Too many followers of Jesus are chronically overextended and doing more for Jesus than their inner life with him can sustain. They have too much to do in too little time and say a default yes to requests and opportunities without carefully discerning God’s will. Overloaded and depleted constitute “normal” for their lives. *

: It’s so easy to get upset about God’s unfair grace at younger brothers when you’ve been a Christian for a long time. We have to remember to party! We have to remember to celebrate the amazing abundance of God and our outrageous inheritance! Our hearts are important. Let’s not let them get stingy and uptight!

Throw a Party

  The Father Throws Parties; Older Brothers Throw Fits Have you ever been in an argument with a family member or spouse when something slipped out that you never planned to say? Some people call this “word vomiting,” and as the term suggests, it usually isn’t a good or pleasant experience. However, it can be

Mark: The Invitation

Mark 1:1-3:6 In the opening chapters of Mark, we see the meteoric rise of Jesus. We then witness conflict when the religious leaders decide they do not like what Jesus is teaching and how the crowds are drawn to Him. Jesus is helping the people of His day understand who He is and what He

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