Devotionals

Day 5

And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord […]

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Day 4

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” –Matthew 1:21-23 With three […]

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Day 3

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” –Matthew 1:21 As a child, I used to love getting up on Christmas morning and rushing into the living room to hopefully receive all the gifts I had requested. Like most children, I rarely […]

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Day 2

And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife”… When Joseph woke […]

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Day 1

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and … so all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to […]

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Begin your 25-day Advent Devotional with Dr. Graham today!

I love almost everything about Christmas. Then I heard about the “Christmas Creep.” Now, before your imagination runs wild, you should know that Christmas Creep isn’t a person. It’s actually a merchandising phenomenon that tracks the start of the Christmas shopping season. For years, “Black Friday” was the start of the Christmas season. But no […]

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Taking a step of faith

He [Jesus] said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. –Matthew 14:29 There’s nothing quite as scary as taking that first step of faith. Yet at the same time, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as actually taking that first step of faith! So often in […]

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How to carry your cross daily

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” –Luke 9:23 I want to ask you a very serious question today: Are you willing to die in faith if necessary? What I mean is this: Is your commitment to what you believe strong enough that […]

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How to have a year-round attitude of gratitude

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16 There are times when being thankful is frankly hard. It’s difficult to give thanks when someone you love hurts you. It’s hard to show gratitude when you’re in a […]

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How to change a world in chaos

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” –Matthew 5:14 I think you’d agree with me when I say that our way of life is under unbelievable attack today.  One of the biggest reasons for this is that the Western world is becoming increasingly secular and humanistic. […]

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