Newfoundland and Labrador Christians eagerly await Celebration of Hope outreach events. Specially trained volunteer chaplains providing compassionate support in Cape Breton Specially trained volunteers in southern Ontario providing compassionate support “Even when life may be difficult, we should thank God for all He does for us—which we do not deserve.” Read more quotes by Billy Graham. More than 200 pastors, church leaders, and students attended the two-day Canadian Evangelism Congress, held in Niagara Falls. Photos from the Canadian Evangelism Congress from September 26-27, 2016 in Niagara Falls. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Offer Christ’s Love and Salvation to Residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta When earthly nations are shaken, look to your true home. Former missionaries to Southeast Asia shed light on what keeps people from sharing Christ and how to do so effectively. "I had no hope, and now I'm all turned around," wrote one teenager who committed her life to Jesus. Even a debilitating stroke couldn't stop John Wesley White from saying one word: Jesus. Read about the life of this man of God who passed away on September 4, 2016. Our nation needs change. We are imploding morally and spiritually, and we need God's help. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the globe in 2016 and 2017. Please pray for these upcoming Crusades. Will Graham will travel to Peterhead, Scotland to share the Gospel during October Celebration. Ten Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States are ministering in Nice, France, after the recent attack. Read how God is moving as six Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are offering emotional and spiritual care after the deadly mall shooting in Munich. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will convene the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C., May 10-13, 2017. Rapid Response Team chaplains offered emotional and spiritual in the Name of Jesus Christ to those who have been affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. Valuable advice shared for dealing with Fort McMurray wildfire’s spiritual, emotional impact Rapid Response Team chaplains offer emotional and spiritual support in the Name of Jesus Christ to those who have been affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. While free speech law in the United States is relatively stronger than that of Canada or Western Europe, we can't relax our vigilance. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains will be meeting with local churches while also offering emotional and spiritual care. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are offering emotional and spiritual care in Nice after the French resort town suffered a deadly attack. Rapid Response Team chaplain has seen “very broken people” in Nice, France after terrorist attack After the vicious attack in Nice, France, an international team of crisis-trained chaplains is responding to offer emotional and spiritual care. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team vehicle offers comfort to those hurting, a place of refreshment to first responders. Be taught, encouraged, challenged, and inspired at the Canadian Evangelism Congress Leise is a volunteer Rapid Response Team chaplain who served in La Loche, Saskatchewan. She described some of her experience in La Loche, and the hope in Jesus that she shared with the hurting community. Leise is a volunteer Rapid Response Team chaplain who served in Brussels. She described some of her experience in Brussels, and the hope in Jesus that she shared with the hurting community. Donna is a volunteer Rapid Response Team chaplain who served in Paris. She described some of her experience in Paris, and the hope in Jesus that she shared with the hurting community. Do you think because you suffer, that God is unhappy with you? Perhaps the opposite is true; maybe He is on the verge of blessing you greatly. God will never change. He has always been the same. He will always be the same. But you must change. God uses Rapid Response Team chaplain for two life-changing appointments in one day. Read this update from Franklin Graham on how his 97-year-old father spends his days. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains offer help and hope to the residents of Fort McMurray. EMS assistant director praises Rapid Response Team chaplains
Crisis-trained Rapid Response Team chaplains are in Fort McMurray offering emotional and spiritual support to residents who returned home after a catastrophic fire caused the entire northern Alberta city to be evacuated. God works through Rapid Response Team chaplains to bring hope, compassion and love to Fort McMurray wildfire victims Rapid Response Team chaplains offer emotional and spiritual support in the Name of Jesus Christ to those who have been affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. Husband and wife come to faith at BGEA Crusade, lead others to Christ Rapid Response Team chaplains pray with Samaritan’s Purse volunteers before heading out to help residents of Fort McMurray AB. God is using the platforms of young 'Duck Dynasty' stars for His glory as they live boldly before their generation. What are the challenges Christian college students face on a secular campus? Apologist and Oxford professor Os Guinness offers perspective. A confused, insecure generation looks to the world for answers. Will they see the Light before it's too late? Joseph Bondarenko was born and raised in the Soviet Union, under the heel of atheism—a religion of violence and cruelty. Christ's lead-in to a greater understanding of our need for Him was to explain thirst as unrest. Where is your source of peace? Of strength? Billy Graham was making headlines by the time he was 30 years old. But God used him profoundly, years prior to his fame. God may allow our prayers to be resisted. They may be timely, but keep pressing into God until they are triumphant. Heaven is listening and applauding. Within God's will, the believer can live boldly and fearlessly. Three stories of the Father's Hand of Protection Vancouver Christians excited to see Christ work through the Festival of Hope Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper remain faithful, despite the pressures of fame. Had Saul met only a preacher and heard only a sermon on the Damascus road, he might never have been heard of again. But he met Christ! One woman traces her journey of leaving the Christian faith and how God brought her back. "Prayer is like our compass in life," Anne Graham Lotz says. She explains more in this Bible study on prayer and keeping God at the center. The days of Noah may soon be upon us. Are you ready for the Day of Judgment? Our world, as we know it, is not so different from pre-church Athens. Franklin Graham has a heart for Ecuador, a South American country where he held Festivals of Hope in 2006 and 2007. There's only one solution that change the direction of our country. National congress brings together Christians passionate about outreach God uses a Billy Graham book to change the life of a struggling Quebec woman All men and women must believe something; if not the truth, then the lie of the devil. Radical Islam is luring Westerners—what is the church to do? Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team ministered in Brussels, Belgium, for almost two weeks. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deployed chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by terrorist attacks in Brussels. Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are ministering in Brussels, Belgium, which suffered deadly terrorist attacks. While the New Testament details the crucifixion extensively, my own personal belief is that there is no greater text dealing with the suffering of Christ than Isaiah 53:5. A doctor from Cameroon seeks to share God's love with the world. As we worship God, the blazing center of our praise will always be the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus. As we celebrate Easter, we're confronted by the offense of Calvary's tree. A 25-year-old police officer from Halifax helped with security at a Billy Graham Crusade, and it changed the lives of his entire family. How did Jesus use the example of storm clouds to rebuke those who were self-deluded? How do people respond to the storm warnings today? How are you responding? We must come to terms with what the cross says to all of us, in order to be saved. Why did Jesus need to die? People around the world are looking to politics, science and education for the solution to life’s problems, and not to Jesus Christ. Pastor and church planter Mez McConnell has seen false gospels firsthand. In this article, he explains why we must be absolutely clear about the message we proclaim. No one wants to be hated, but the Bible is clear that it will happen when we seek to follow Christ. How should we respond? Bob Bevington struggled for years with the chains of pornography—until he found freedom in the Person of Christ. DECISION MAGAZINE: The Quiet Heart In order to withstand the trials and storms of today, we must have a biblically grounded understanding of life. Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz DECISION MAGAZINE: No man is greater than his prayer life. A glorious future awaits His redeemed - full of joy, free from evil Billy Graham talks about the primary responsibility of a Christian. The legendary coach and NASCAR owner trusts the Lord through the highs and lows of life. Will Graham returns to birthplace of his grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, in China to preach the Good News. In the past five years, BGEA’s Search for Jesus ministry has reached over 39 million people with the Gospel through evangelistic websites and one-on-one online connections. (Part 5 of 5 in a series exploring the depth of God’s great love for us) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” —Philippians 4:6 (ESV) (Part 4 of 5 in a series exploring the depth of God’s great love for us) “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”—John 13:34 (ESV) (Part 3 of 5 in a series exploring the depth of God’s great love for us) "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do wit As one of the oldest observations in Christendom, the Lent tradition has changed over the years, but its purpose has always been the same. God's love is full of grace. Divine Love (Part 1 of 5): “Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.” —Isaiah 49:23 As residents of the remote Saskatchewan community of La Loche dealt with the tragedy of four people being killed in home and school shootings, a group of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains provided Christ’s love and compassion to people in the midst of grief.
Terrorism analyst Erick Stakelbeck spells out ISIS and why believers should care. Choose today to lift up your eyes, and refocus under pressure, with patience. Saeed Abedini, an American pastor arrested in Iran over three years ago for his Christian faith, has been released from prison, along with three other Americans. Advocates shine the light of God's love Following the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Billy Graham RRT chaplains encourage the fearful, offer peace and hope through Jesus God’s people always grieve when violence is visited on citizens, whether of Europe, Africa, Asia or America. But we can learn from the prayers and granite faith of the old-time prophets. The Power of Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz A Faith That Lasts by A.W. Tozer A joyful response to the Gospel as Will Graham preaches in Fort McMurray, AB. If you want a change in your life, if you want forgiveness and peace and joy that you’ve never known before, God demands total surrender. He becomes the Lord and the ruler of your life. “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” —Psalm 96:3 If your past failures discourage you in the present and paralyze you for the future, dive into this devotional with Anne Graham Lotz for a fresh perspective. God changes lives in Whitehorse and Siksika First Nation, during Celebrations of Hope with Will Graham. Continuing a 50-plus year streak, Billy Graham was again named one of the top 10 most admired men in the world this year. The Christmas story reveals more about God's intent for humanity than you may realize. A conversation with Ravi Zacharias. The Gospel in Russian - or any language - is the power of God for salvation. The staggering mystery of Christmas When our children were little, they would awaken before daylight on Christmas Day, their eyes dancing with expectation. They could not wait to get downstairs to the Christmas tree to open the gifts... Bob Wieland finished the 2003 Los Angeles Marathon in one week, 137 hours and 45 minutes. The greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels on this historic night. The little-known story of how the "King of Cool" came to faith in Jesus Christ. Thoughts on Christmas from L. Nelson Bell Jesus came to the world as both God and man. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation. Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz The Christmas message has not changed after 2,000 years. Christmas still reminds us that God is with us. Do you know people who need to hear about God's love and forgiveness? Billy Graham's third Advent meditation focuses on sharing the true Christmas message. The Celebration of Hope made an impact on the lives of those in attendance, including a young boy. Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Billy Graham's second Advent meditation focuses on our response to God. Crisis-trained chaplains share their experiences of ministering in Paris alongside local churches. Unique ministry opportunities presented themselves when Will Graham took the Gospel to Northern Canada. What does Christmas mean to you today? As we think back to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ, the city of the King, the city of royalty, the city where David was born and grew up, we must notice the attitudes of some of the people who were involved in the Christmas story. Follow and share this weekly Advent devotional to help reflect on Christ's birth between now and Christmas. Chaplains enabling Paris churches to minister to grieving residents Will Graham shares about his passion for encouraging pastors. Justin Li shares about his experience being a counselor at the Toronto Festival of Hope. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association specialists to offer comfort after terrorist tragedies Article from L. Nelson Bell Will Graham shared a message of hope in Fort McMurray November 14 & 15, 2015 at the Celebration of Hope. Praise and thanksgiving Bible study from Anne Graham Lotz Matt Baker is a youth pastor at the Southside Worship Centre in Ajax, ON. Matt came to faith at the Billy Graham Crusade in Toronto in 1995. Article from John Piper In 1957 Billy Graham warned American Christians to be prepared for coming persecution. His message rings true today. Article from Skip Heitzig A London psychologist once told Billy Graham that 70 percent of
people in mental hospitals in England could be released if they could
find forgiveness. Their problem was a bad conscience and they
could gain no relief from the guilt and pressure under which they lived. Rapid Response Team reaches out to victims of British Columbia fire. Listen to a fresh, new weekly podcast called "GPS: God. People. Stories." Repentance is not a sorrowful feeling. Nor is it remorse. Rather, it is a process of surrender—and of change. On their third date, over a chocolate ice cream soda in Denver, Colo., Danny Lotz told Anne Graham he was in love with her. The couple married in September 1966. Danny passed away Aug. 19. Jesus said you could gain the whole world but still lose your soul. The new video 'Value of a Soul' was created to share the truth of the Gospel with those who don't know Christ. As believers, we are being watched. And as we respond to the government, our family and fellow believers, we are to be tenderhearted, loving and non-retaliatory. When a trustworthy companion is maligned or accused, the truth must be defended. As the Apostle Paul wrote, when we die, we who belong to God are “absent from the body” and “at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:6-8). But is that all there is? Just live this life as we please, then simply enjoy Heaven and live happily ever after? The impact of the BGEA’s evangelistic outreaches can be seen in the thousands of lives changed through a commitment to Jesus Christ. He gives us wisdom as we read His word, pray and seek counsel. How do you meditate? Here are some practical ways to fix your attention on God. Will Graham shared a message of hope in Whitehorse October 16 & 17, 2015 at the Celebration of Hope. Over 400 people attended Siksika Celebration Of Hope, 90 decisions made for Christ. Why is it that many of the people who tell others to “go to hell” turn around and tell pollsters they don't really believe hell exists? Three communities welcoming Will Graham evangelistic event. Final Book 'Where I Am' Explores Promise of Eternity The following is an excerpt from chapter 21 of Billy Graham's final book, Where I Am. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.... In Billy Graham's final book, he explores what all 66 books of the Bible have to say about life after death. Although society's moral standards have changed, God's have not. How do we stay the course, with sexual temptation all around us? DECISION MAGAZINE: When personal tragedy struck, veteran broadcaster turned to Christ. DECISION MAGAZINE: God is touching lives in Quebec with a French version of My Hope Do you love life? Do you want to be happy—to experience and enjoy the blessing of God in your life? Then love people—the good and the bad. DECISION MAGAZINE: Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz DECISION MAGAZINE: For the wise person, peace, certainty, and perfect assurance displaces frustration, uncertainty, and fear DECISION MAGAZINE: The Bible’s Compassionate Truth DECISION MAGAZINE: A pastor endures decades of hostility for defending biblical truth. In his desire to be 'a big deal,' one man finds Someone much greater through BGEA's Internet evangelism ministry. Rapid Response Team chaplains offered emotional and spiritual in the Name of Jesus Christ to those who have been affected by the wildfires in southern BC. Feeling far from God and trapped in sin, a woman receives forgiveness from God and finally finds peace. Sheldon would read stories of Jesus transforming lives, but thought he had no need for Him personally. Then things changed. Advice and resources on telling someone about Jesus. Seventh in a yearlong series on the books of 1 and 2 Peter. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s evangelism online site, MyPeaceWithGod.ca, is making an eternal impact in the lives of those who are searching for hope. A young Muslim finds Christ and runs from death threat. Chuck Harper's tumultuous life led him back to the cross. The Quiet Heart: Gospel Truth The Creator's handiwork leaves the doubter without excuse and the believer with reminders of His faithfulness. Bible Study with Anne Graham Lotz "I realized how bold it is … presenting the Gospel to an entire nation." The faith of the early church changed men and revolutionized the social order by the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit. Seven things the church must do to rediscover its mission and power. Billy Graham's children and grandchildren talk about how his humility has made a big impression on them. He felt like a failure at life and thought going to church was the only way to save himself. Then he found real hope—and even gained a new "birthday." Young people in Canada today are faced with a culture that is increasingly post-Christian. Because of supporters like you, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada (BGEAC), through a wide array of evangelistic ministries, is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the next generation. Learn how to stir passion in your community with “out of the box” evangelism strategies. Discover ways to wire your congregation with an evangelistic DNA. When we submit to righteous living, we display the power of the Gospel. Bible study from Anne Graham Lotz Will Graham to preach in three Western Communities Franklin Graham recently spoke about his father Billy Graham's health and voiced why he thinks God hasn't taken him to heaven yet. The Greater Jacksonville Festival of Hope reached more than 18,000 people with the Good News of the Gospel and another 43,000 online. DECISION MAGAZINE: The church is adding to the world's confusion In part 5 of a yearlong series, Skip Heitzig says submitting to governing authories has always been hard, yet it is vital to our Christian walk. God uses Billy Graham televised Crusade to fix a broken life. Christian leaders examine why it's on the rise and how to combat it. Thirty-six years ago, people crowded into the 55,000-seat National Stadium in Singapore to hear Billy Graham’s message of hope and salvation. Over a five-day span, more than 337,000 people attended the event. One of them was 12-year-old James Lim. Anita Dittman shares her story of how her faith helped her through the Holocaust. Christians should be so enamored with the things of God that they do not have time for the sinful pleasures of this world. Israel was chosen to be a sign and a sonder for His glory. Franklin Graham pays tribute to his mother, Ruth: "To follow in my father’s footsteps, I had to go through my mother’s knee prints. The new birth translates one from Satan's kingdom to God's kingdom. Pastor and author Skip Heitzig whets our appetite for the spiritual nutrition that can be found in God's Word, in this the fourth part of a yearlong series on the books of First and Second Peter. Both Billy and Franklin Graham were included in a new list of the top 100 Most Influential Christian Leaders. How the cross demonstrates God's redeeming love Siksika excited for Celebration of Hope event God uses Billy Graham TV broadcast to transform unbelieving salesman into Bible-preaching pastor. 5 Lies the World Believes - And How God's Truth Trumps Them Fort McMurray excited for Celebration of Hope event The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada recently launched an Internet-based initiative designed to gather stories of people who came to faith in Jesus Christ through our ministry. This is one of those stories. Lying has been rampant since the Fall. In fact, Psalm 116:11 says "All men are liars." Today's communication ago only reveals them more quickly - and feeds this debilitating epidemic. Most people impacted by BGEA's Internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, are mobile users who access the Internet through smartphones and tablets. Is there such a thing as the right not to be offended? Celebration of Hope launch event in Whitehorse. Why God demands truth of His people Jesus is alive, and this is Good News for everyone. The evidence for the resurrected Christ led a Chicago journalist to a decision point Billy Graham has had a lot to say over the years about Christ’s death and resurrection—what he has called the two “most important events in human history.” Here are some quotes from 60 years of ministry. God uses televised Billy Graham Crusade to transform overweight, depressed man into faith-filled opera singer. Of all the world's books, only one has eternal significance. DECISION MAGAZINE: Growing in Christ Will Graham preaches the Good News to 14,000-plus in Tacloban, Philippines, ground zero for the 2013 Typhoon.... DECISION MAGAZINE: The astronomical odds against life existing anywhere DECISION MAGAZINE: Bible Study with Anne Graham Lotz 11,750 churches participating, with many planning film showings in the lead up to Easter. Will Graham will be preaching five nights in Tacloban and Cebu, two cities ravaged by the November 2013 typhoon that left over a million Filipinos homeless. God loves you. He wants to forgive you, if you will let Him come into your heart. Why did God create us? And how should we respond to Him? Evolutionists on a mission to turn youth against God. Photo Gallery: Will Graham’s visit retraces great grandparents’ footsteps in Jiangsu province. Reaching a higher standard of living. Roofing company owners make prayer a priority for business, employees, and customers. Decision Magazine: The Quiet Heart Even a casual evaluation of the world today can lead to utter pessimism. But the Christian has no right to be a pessimist. He knows God and His Son. He know, as a child of God, that the Lord ultimately controls his life. The traditional family, such as shown in the Leave It to Beaver tv series, has become more and more rare in recent decades. Are you winning in your daily battle with the devil? Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz The freedoms promised by the sexual revolution have instead given way to ever increasing slavery and captivity to sin. In the second article of a yearlong series, pastor and author Skip Heitzig shows how the first letter of the Apostle Peter gives practical instruction for Christlike living in a world opposed to God. God will help couples keep their marriages together. Learn to reach people for Christ through one of 3 online training opportunities. Stepping Stones of New Birth Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz Brian and Linda McLeod bring the hope of Christ to Ontario prison inmates. A young girl lived in torment after her father was assassinated. Then Christ filled her heart. Abortion: The Death of Innocence A look inside BGEA, and how God is using digital technology in extraordinary ways. When Christians die, they go straight into the presence of Christ—to Heaven—to spend eternity with God. Article from Decision Magazine As the Death-With-Dignity movement picks up political steam, the church cannot afford to sit idly by with so much at stake. Death is not a fictional television series. It is not a popular gaming topic. It is the entryway into either eternal life or eternal death. More than 6 decades of ministry continues through Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The movie adaptation of the bestselling book Unbroken ends prior to Louis Zamperini's conversion to Christ and only hints at his later faith. Everything BGEA does is wrapped up in prayer. Will you join us in this important part of ministry? Here are some specific things you can pray for. Faith Building Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz The Hourglass of Christmas Rapid Response Team chaplains share their experience in praying for volunteers at Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child shoebox processing centre in Kitchener, ON. In seeking relevance in ministry, let us look to Luke, the apostle whom Paul called “the beloved physician.” I am sure that Luke was equally as conscientious in the practice of his healing profession as he was in recording his Gospel account and the Book of Acts. Since Luke’s time, the practice of medicine has been revolutionized. Luke’s character has not been improved on, yet medicine has advanced fantastically. Law enforcement officers, taught to be tough, find healing after devastating loss. At the cradle, He was in the stall of an animal. At the cross, He wore a crown of thorns. But when Jesus comes again, it will be as Commander in Chief of the armies of Heaven. As paganism spreads, the Gospel can shine even more brightly. Has the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association impacted your life? If so, we believe your story can help others on their faith journey. A Conversation with David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain
Community Church in El Cajon, California, and founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries. Millions around the world are experiencing the transforming power of Jesus Christ, with many receiving one-on-one follow-up and discipleship. Thousands in the Middle East searching for answers are finding true hope of Christ every day at MyPeaceWithGod.ca Billy Graham's life in photos, in celebration of his 96th birthday Christian officials urge: Don't abandon public schools. Georgia Coach Mark Richt exudes passion for faith, family, football—in that order. What parents can do to help their children find Christ. In these days of confusion and desperation we can become so burdened by international, national and personal problems that we become gloomy. Depressed. Oppressed. Powerful response to Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham. This Easter share the hope of Heaven, featuring Billy Graham. Hundreds from various backgrounds accept Christ at recent Crusades, plus an important lesson from the late Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy. Samaritan’s Purse doctor reflects on battle with deadly virus Like the citizens they represent, Christian elected officials must pray for other leaders who oppose their beliefs. “The hour in which we live is crucial. It’s time for the church to carry God’s burden for both Jews and Arabs... Jesus is always a safe place to run in times of trouble. First nations couple give their lives to the Gospel in remote northern British Columbia. TobyMac has performed all over the world but knows he's stepping into something special this weekend at Rock the Lakes Erie, streaming live on BillyGraham.ca/live. Rock the Lakes Erie, featuring Lacey, TobyMac, Kari Jobe, FLAME and many others will be streaming live this weekend at BillyGraham.ca/live. The Greater Toronto Festival of Hope featured performances from Lecrae, Lacey, Thousand Foot Krutch, and many other music artists, with a Gospel message from Franklin Graham. Click here to read stories from the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope. For three nights, the Air Canada Centre was at or near capacity for the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope. View photos from Saturday's youth night at the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope. More than 10,000 Pack Air Canada Centre; Hundreds Make Decisions With more than 100 countries watching online and Franklin Graham's Gospel message translated into six languages, Friday's Festival of Hope brought international significance. The City Harmonic, a band formed out of Toronto, returns to the city this weekend for the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham. Watch the band live Friday at BillyGraham.ca/Live, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Thousands of people watched the Pittsburgh Festival of Hope through a live web stream in August. One viewer made a very important decision. There will be a broad mix of native tongues at the Franklin Graham event Sept. 12-14, and interpreters are ready. In a city where more than 160 languages are spoken, 600 churches are coming together for the September 12-14, 2014 Festival of Hope in Toronto. Also an ordained minister, J.B. strives to honor God on and off the TV screen. He talks about his faith journey. The truth that our leaders' hearts are in the hands of the Lord shall be a stimulus to prayer, not a stimulus to a fatalistic attitude. How to survive when your situation seems hopeless. The Greater Toronto Festival of Hope's Executive Team Leader explains the significance of this evangelistic outreach in Canada's biggest and most ethnically diverse region. Billy Graham: "A return to the Bible would also give the inner peace and security that people are desperately looking for. If Jerusalem is on the heart of God, shouldn't she be on your heart and mine? Would you join us in praying daily for the real peace of Jerusalem? Read the story behind Billy Graham's first sermon. Prepared remarks from Dr. Kent Brantly, doctor who was serving with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia when he contracted Ebola. Hurting people are searching for answers online and BGEAC’s Evangelism Online outreach is directing them to real hope through compelling online Gospel presentations. A nationwide effort to reach people across the Canada with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For the believer, the end of life is actually the beginning. If there was ever a time when we should man the lifeboats and go out and rescue as many as we can, it is now. That is why we proclaim the Gospel Basic to all effective ministry is a spiritual courage that says: "I will live the way God wants me to live, and I will speak the way He wants me to speak, no matter what the consequences might be." Calgary Stampeders football player, Keon Raymond, shares about his faith Simple sermon illustration launches pastor onto cultural front lines. On Father's Day, Billy Graham's Grandson and Executive Director of The Cove Shares Why Fatherhood is One of the Most Rewarding Callings in Life. Police officers from Calgary and Edmonton who recently served on a Samaritan’s Purse Team in Costa Rica BGEAC Rapid Response Teams listen and pray with the hurting, offering Christ's compassion during crises large and small, close to home and far away. God Demands All, No Less Lessons From Japanese Soldier and His Unyielding Faithfulness Middle Eastern Churches Multiply in Spite of Persecution God speaks to His servants when He is ready to move. Will you be ready to respond? How to Turn on the Light in Our Lives for Jesus The church worldwide is surging, and people are responding to the Good News in extraordinary numbers. “You get to that place where all of the light has been shut out, and that’s a scary place to be.” Bible Studies with Anne Graham Lotz The Four Ways Every Christian Must be Different Christians Exhorted to Repent, Awaken to True Obedience A few years ago I received a most interesting letter. It was from a woman who at one time regularly visited our church. A Conversation With Norman Geisler Rapid Response Team chaplains help Calgarians cope with mass murders Rapid Response Team chaplains spent a week in Calgary offering emotional support and the love of Christ to those who were affected by five murders on April 15, 2014 near the University of Calgary. Easter Story Explodes into Human History with Empty Tomb A Closer Look at the Crucifixion of Jesus Decision Magazine article from Ruth Bell Graham. Billy Graham on the Good News of the Empty Tomb The great spiritual song Were you There? asks this question: Were you there when He rose up from the dead? That is a thought-provoking question. Of course, it seems impossible. We, living 2,000 years later, wish we had been there. Whether or not we realize it, we all have been influenced by the entertainment industry more than we might think. When I was a young boy, about the most risqué thing I remember watching on television was miss kitty on Gunsmoke. Just a decade later, far more explicit and suggestive scenes were commonplace. Now, even watching the advertisements on television or viewing the trailers for movies is enough to make you blush. The Scriptures tell us clearly why we have been created: “For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). The Apostle Paul told the Galatians that he would labor with them until Christ was formed in them (Galatians 4:19). God’s purpose for us is nothing less than Christlikeness. Franklin Graham: The Bible Clearly Describes Those Who Deny God Jesus said, “Whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish” (Luke 14:27-30). Have you ever felt torn between what is and what should have been, could have been or would have been if such-and-such had not taken place? Have you ever been plagued by the “if-onlys”? “Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children” (Psalm 90:16, NKJV). It’s with good reason the order was this way. Work appeals to the mature—but it is so important that our children glimpse His glory. Author Bodie Turner Theone shares about the eternal impact that the 1962 Billy Graham Fresno Crusade had on her mother's, and ultimately her own, life. Steph Curry views basketball career as a chance to shine for Christ. In his book Sky Pilot, Ralph Connor tells of a young man who wandered from a good home in Scotland to one of the ranches in the Wild West. One day, as the pilot was making his rounds and going from shack to shack, he heard someone singing Psalm 23. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I was 12 years old and was attending a Christian youth camp in the small Scottish village of Aboyne. As Christians, we should be able to say that we are resting on certainties, not on chance. We don’t know the day or the hour of Christ’s return, but we do know He is coming to take us to be with Him forever. That is a comfort and certainty we share. Through the Bible, God… Have you ever been consciously aware that you were being ministered to? As I look back on 2013, that’s one of the experiences that stands out. MOVING TOWARD SPIRITUAL MATURITY IN THE NEW YEAR Bible Study To the Point It was the year 1937. The freight car stood all day beneath a row of trees in China to protect them from enemy planes. It was filled with missionaries feeling the approaching Japanese army. The Chinese landscape was bleak, the heat oppressive... Getting God's Name Right Olympic speed skater Cindy Klassen talks about faith, athletics, and what's next If sometimes, like me, you long for a father who understands and knows your thoughts and your feelings, your needs and your deeds, your failures and your fruit, be encouraged! And thank God! You have one … your heavenly Father! The bearing of false witness indicts the heart of man. What can we learn from the prophet Habakkuk about how to respond to calamity? The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of flood victims in southern Alberta. Man affected by flood in High River encouraged by Rapid Response Team chaplains. YouVersion, the mobile app which crossed the 100 million download mark, has made the Bible available in more than 500 different versions and 300 languages, but it also features many devotional reading plans... We must be quick to pray, and just as quick to obey. Just as we are to honor the One who created us, so we are to honor those who were chosen to carry out God’s plan for our creation—our fathers and mothers! One day Jesus will rule the world. And He is the only One who is worthy and able to rule your world. How accurately does your life reflect His rulership now? And He is coming. One of these days the sky is going to break open and the Lord Jesus Christ will come back. He will set up His reign upon this planet, and we’re going to have peace and social justice. What a wonderful time that’s going to be. Those of you who have not had a loving Christian heritage can make sure your children have one. Even if you feel it is too late, commit the wasted years and lost opportunities to God. Love those who come to mind—and pray. Don’t throw away prayer because you are discouraged when it doesn't seem to work. Be steadfast! We honor the dignity and sanctity of womanhood. Whether women realize it or not, they owe everything they have to Jesus Christ. Only in Christianity have women been lifted to a true equality with men. A woman with physical disabilities overcomes hardship and inspires others to do the same. Christ has afforded us a life we don't deserve. Sometimes the bad guys seem to be winning, don’t they? Worship leader has overcome cocaine addiction, cerebral palsy. The greatest good is the Gospel, the Good News of Christ’s triumph over the forces of darkness—the principalities, rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. When the Gospel is preached, the power of... In this, the second in a five-part series on prayer, author and speaker Jerry Bridges expounds on the importance of praying according to God’s will. Bridges has been a staff member with The Navigators for more than 50 years. Are you committed to the truth? Would your spouse say that you are a truthful person? What about your colleagues at work? Would your friends say you are totally trustworthy? How do you tell your spouse that you love him or her? What is love, anyway? And what happens when the feeling of love runs out of your marriage? God is with His people in the fiery furnace. He is with His people in times of temptation, trouble and trial. Nothing shall separate us from the love of God. We should never fear that God will fail us. A conversation with Al Fadi Once again the world celebrates Christmas in the midst of crisis. Millions are not certain they will survive to see another Christmas. In many parts of the world, Christmas carolers will stand outside their neighbors’ doors and sing “Silent Night! Holy Night!” Everyone is busily preparing for the holiday season. The Miracle of the Ages was revealed in a Baby, leaving no doubt whatsoever that God loves little children! In this article from Gary Thomas, he discusses how two imperfect people can enjoy a great marriage and glorify God. Pastor, author and Cove speaker Chip Ingram offers practical advice on cultivating Christ-centered marriages as we approach Valentine’s Day. FAITH AFTER TRAGEDY: Monique Lépine talks about God's forgiveness, healing, and love. The mystery and mission of Christmas is tied up in Christ’s humanity. How to rescue the true meaning of Christmas from the busyness of the season. The Gospel is for all people. Have you ever asked yourself what prayer is? Do you have to pray out loud? Does God really answer prayer? Reflections at Christmas An extraordinary life of loving Jesus. An extraordinary life of loving Jesus. Rationalists stumble over it, humanists are offended by it, but the incarnation of Christ is the most significant fact of history.