Christians should make every effort to stay in touch with their estranged relatives and teach their children the value of family, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
"We can't control what our children do when they become adults (nor should we), but we can encourage them to value the family that God has given them," Graham advises in a column published by the Kansas City Star.
Graham uses the example of a family seeking to hold a reunion only to find that none of the children want to attend. While this can be hurtful and confusing for parents, Graham encourages them not to lose faith in their possible relationship with their children. more >>
The best way for someone to first begin reading the Bible is to start with one of the Gospels of the New Testament, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent post for the Kansas City Star that while some beginner Bible readers may think it's best to start reading the Holy Book from the beginning, he personally believes it is actually best to start "three-fourths of the way through […] with one of the Gospels from the New Testament."
The reason for this advice, Graham explains, is "because Jesus is the center of the Bible's message. The Old Testament points forward to him, and the whole of the New Testament is focused on him." more >>
Will Graham, the grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham, recently completed a tour of Norway that he described as "one of the greatest highlights of my life."
During the second week of June, Graham visited five different cities in Norway to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reportedly speaking to a total of 2,130 people at the church services.
Graham said in a statement from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that visiting the northern city of Tromsø is "one of the great highlights of my life." more >>
When encountering moments of tragedy, only God can bring us love and peace, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, a prominent evangelical leader and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent post for the "My Answers" portion of his website that although there is frequently no explanation for tragic events, like mass shootings, such disasters remind us that the human heart is capable of great evil and therefore needs God.
"I doubt if anyone has a complete explanation for terrible events like this—even if there seem to be reasons behind some of them (such as domestic violence or employee anger)," Graham writes, suggesting that like in Genesis 6:11, our world has come to resemble earth before the flood: "Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence." more >>
While figurines and charms have no power in our lives, angels should be considered real, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
In a recent blog post for the Kansas City Star, the prominent evangelical leader explained that while many Christians may cling to figurines, such as porcelain angels, for good luck, they in reality have no power to change our lives in any way, and the Bible actually advises against them.
Graham cites Ezekial 13:20, which says: "Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against your magic charms." more >>
It's important we as Christian parents remember the impact media can have on our children, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent blog post for the "My Answers" portion of his website that parents must be vigilantly aware of the television and movies their child is watching.
"Raising our children is one of the most important responsibilities God gives us, and neglecting it or leaving it to others can be disastrous," Graham writes, pointing to Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." more >>