Billy Graham Quotes

Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.

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We should ask ourselves three questions before we speak: Is it true? Is it kind? Does it glorify Christ?

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There are three of you. There is the person you think you are. There is the person others think you are. There is the person God knows you are and can be through Christ.

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God will never send anybody to hell. If man goes to hell, he goes by his own free choice.

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Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it.

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My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.

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God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.

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A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.

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Learn to commit every situation to God, and trust Him for the outcome. God's love for you never changes, no matter what problems you face or how unsettled life becomes.

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Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

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God does not change - and neither does His love. He loved you before you were born... He loves you now... and He will love you forever.

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No matter who you are or what your life has been like so far, the rest of your life's journey can be different. With God's help you can begin again.

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We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.

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God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don't let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He's still on the throne.

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Our days are numbered. One of the primary goals in our lives should be to prepare for our last day. The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. What preparations should we be making now? The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.

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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.

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If you are ignorant of God's Word, you will always be ignorant of God's will.

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A suffering person does not need a lecture - he needs a listener.

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Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.

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A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

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Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain.

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Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.

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Be assured that there is no sin you have ever committed that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse.

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... the thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail.

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We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God's side.

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Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.

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God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'

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The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world.

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God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.

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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

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Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

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Confidentiality is the essence of being trusted.

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My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him.

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True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency.

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When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus.

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The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'

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The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.

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The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I'm here.

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Becoming a Christian is the work of a moment; being a Christian is the work of a lifetime.

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Suffering is part of the human condition, and it comes to us all. The key is how we react to it, either turning away from God in anger and bitterness or growing closer to Him in trust and confidence.

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God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself, and for our world.

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You can't control the length of your life. You can control the depth

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The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.

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We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care.

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A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

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If Christianity is valid, why is there so much evil in the world?" To this the famous preacher replied, "With so much soap, why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives.

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The way we live often speaks far louder than our words.

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A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.

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If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.

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Christianity is not a spectator sport. It's something in which we become totally involved.

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