Just a couple of weeks ago I was in Japan holding a Crusade in the city of Sapporo. After preaching the Gospel the first night, I began to give an invitation for individuals to respond to Jesus Christ. I said, "If you're not sure your soul is secure in the hands of almighty God, you can be sure right now," and then I paused for the interpreter to repeat the words in Japanese.
Q: I'd never read the Bible much, but this year I made a New Year's resolution to read through the New Testament, and so far I've kept it. But why are there four accounts of Jesus' life instead of just one? They all seem to tell the same story.
Q: Does it do any good to argue with someone about religion? My cousin says he's a doubter, and he loves to get into debates with me about God, but I'm not sure I'm doing him any good. Should I just quit trying to answer his questions?
Over the years, people around the world have submitted questions via My Answer to Billy Graham regarding military service. We honor those who have served our nation in a very profound and sacrificial way.
Q: My aunt is a very bitter person, and to be honest I can understand why, since she's had some real disappointments. She claims to be a Christian, but I'm not sure if she really is. Aren't Christians supposed to be kind and forgiving?
Q: My neighbor has had some serious personal problems recently, and she blames them all on God. She says she doesn't want anything more to do with Him anymore and gets very upset if I even mention praying about her problems. How can I help her?
Recently I was reading through Philippians 4, and I was struck by how practical Paul's advice is to the church at Philippi. In fact, mostly I've thought of these promptings as having value on a personal level, but it occurred to me this time around that those exhortations were given to a church.
They are important not only on a personal level, but for church ministry as well.
Q: I'm not interested in God, and I can't understand why anyone would want to be. I have my own life to live, and I don't need God telling me what to do. Having God around would just be a bother. I had enough of God when I was a kid.
Three decades of war and civil unrest have left Afghanistan's health care infrastructure woefully inadequate to care for the needs of its population.
There is a severe lack of trained nurses and doctors, particularly female practitioners, to meet the overwhelming medical needs. The health of women and children is among the worst in the world.
Brooke Pighin has a Type A personality.
Vibrant, tenacious, stepping up to a challenge and launching herself into a project until it is done, and done well, she moves at 100 miles per hour and attacks life with a no-nonsense attitude.
Q:I admit we're mainly "Christmas and Easter" Christians, since those are the only days we go to church. But what's wrong with that? Weekends are the only time we have to ourselves, and God wouldn't want us to neglect our family time, would He?
I created COVR after my wife Angela, a mom of three young boys, was diagnosed with late-stage cancer at the age of 37. Not knowing what would lay ahead, Angela and I made it our mission to document as many special moments in our family as we could so that our sons would always be able to look back on the beautiful relationship and adventures they had with their mom.
Q:I have a friend who doesn't bother with God or church most of the year, but as Easter approaches she suddenly gets religious -- goes to church, observes Lent and so forth. Do you think she's a real Christian, or is it all fake?
Q:I got involved in something I knew was wrong (and also stupid), but a couple of friends talked me into it, and now we're in jail and facing trial. I never thought this would happen to me, and it's really hurt my parents. Pray I'll get out of this somehow.
Two thousand years ago, in the Middle East, an event occurred that permanently changed the world. Because of that event, history was split. Every time you write a date, you're using the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the focal point.
Q:We just don't understand our two daughters. They're teenagers now, and one day they'll be happy and carefree, and the next day they'll be sullen and moody and will hardly speak to us. What's going on?
Q:I get very upset at people who claim they have all the answers to life because they supposedly know God. To me, that's arrogant. And anyway, what right do they have to tell me how to live? I don't tell them how to run their lives.
Q:As a pastor, I've always thought I had to do everything people wanted me to do. But lately I've gotten so tired that some days I have to force myself to even get out of bed. I've heard about people in business getting burned out, but can it happen to someone who's supposed to be serving God?
Mia Robertson, the lovely daughter of Duck Dynasty's Jase and Missy Robertson, underwent surgery today for her cleft lip. The loving parents kept their fans loyally updated throughout the world via their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Fans showed their support by praising Mia's courage and positive attitude while also showing their support for Jase and Missy.
Q:My youngest brother says he gave up religion in college, and now claims he's an atheist. He says religion is just for weak people (like me, I guess he means). How can I convince him he's wrong? He just laughs when I try to tell him about my faith in Jesus.
How can you reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness in ministry? Practice these two habits: Number one, sharpen your skills. Take the time to hone your skills. Get better at the things you do. And number two, sharpen their skills. Invest in the skill development of the team around you. When you increase their effectiveness your effectiveness increases.
Q:Why is it so hard for me to talk to those in own my family about my faith? Jesus is very important to me, but I just can't seem to say anything to them about Him. Do others have this problem, in your experience?