Blog

from the Billy Graham Library

 

Wit & Wisdom: The Reality of Christmas

The Grahams have a special way of delivering the Christmas message. Though the story of Jesus’ birth is thousands of years old, Billy and Ruth bring it to life. They remind us why that night in Bethlehem was so special.

 

Wit & Wisdom: Prayer for Our Nation and News Media

Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham saw the importance of praying for our world leaders as well as the news media. Together, national leaders and the media have a huge impact on society. Here’s something to consider today on the National Day of Prayer.

 

Wit & Wisdom: Noble Fear

“In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.” –Proverbs 14:26 As Christians, we should be fearful of the Lord, but what does that mean? Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham explain it as having such strong love and trust in the Lord that must please …

 

Wit & Wisdom: Grace of God

Our God is a God of grace, mercy and forgiveness. The Graham’s recognized He is more than wrath and judgement. They desire to see Christians experience and be thankful for the mercy of the Lord.   Merciful Lord Only as we bow in contrition, confession, and repentance at the foot of the Cross, can we …

 

Wit & Wisdom: Man’s Hunger and Thirst

The Lord created men and women to be dependent beings – relying on whatever will fulfill their needs. He created in them a thirst and hunger for someone larger: a creator. While Billy preaches that lost men thirst for Christ, Ruth Bell Graham reminds Christians that it is their job to give others that thirst.

 

Wit & Wisdom: Watered Down Christians

Billy and Ruth Graham both believed that it is important for Christians to continually fuel their fire for Christ. They both explain the challenge of becoming weak in the faith and choosing to overcome.

 

Wit & Wisdom: Do Something

Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham recognized that our society often sits back in comfort, rather than obeying the Lord’s instructions through action. In the passages below, they each challenge us to take time to go out and do something –whatever the cost– to make disciples and spread the love of Jesus Christ.