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How can I find out if I have any spiritual gifts?
Billy Graham writes, "Ask God to show you what gift (or gifts) He has given you. Then prayerfully look at yourself."
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How do I prepare to enter the ministry and preach the Gospel?
Anyone who senses the leading of the Lord to enter the Christian ministry or any field of Christian service should seek confirmation of that guidance through meditation upon God's Word and prayer.
My wife and I volunteer at a local homeless shelter. We get discouraged because many of the people are involved in drugs or alcohol and yet won't do anything about it. What is the use of trying to help them?
Billy Graham writes, "No, you may not help everyone—but you will help some."
I'm just an ordinary person, and I can't sing or preach or anything like that. Can God still use me somehow?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible lists many other gifts as well, and God wants each of us to use our gifts to build up His people and extend His kingdom."
Is the day of the missionary over?
Billy Graham writes, "Whenever the Gospel invades the devil's territory, there will be conflict."
Every year about this time, we get lots of letters from charities. How can we know which ones we ought to support?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important advice I can give you is to seek God's will concerning your giving (not just now, but throughout the year)."
Some people want to use space in our church basement to start a community food bank, but a couple of people in our church oppose the plan.
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible makes it very clear that God is concerned about those who are hungry or needy. If He is concerned about them, shouldn't we be also?"
Shouldn't we strive to do away with things that are bad, and try to make a perfect world?
Billy Graham writes, "God wants us to fight sin and work for a better world—but this world will never become perfect until sin and death and Satan are removed from it. And that will never happen until Christ comes again to rule in glory."
A heart attack prevented me from going on a mission trip recently. Did God close the door? Or did Satan?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, sometimes Satan may be blocking our path—but even then, God can use those situations for His glory."
My junior high students at church aren't interested in God. Am I wasting my time?
Billy Graham writes, "Pray regularly for those who are in your class, that God will give them a hunger for Christ. Pray also for yourself, that God will help you become an interesting and capable teacher."
I have a hard time understanding why we still need missionaries (especially when it's so dangerous in some parts of the world).
Billy Graham writes, "If you discovered a cure for cancer, what would you do with it? You'd do all you could to get the word out about it."
It seems to us that our church is spending far too much on our new building, and not enough to help people. Are we just being critical?
Billy Graham writes, "Too much debt can be a trap—for us as individuals, and even for a church. You may want to speak privately with one of the church officers to find out more about your church's decision."
I want to serve God, but we have five children and lots of debts.
Billy Graham writes, "God calls most Christians to serve Him in their daily lives—at home with the family; at school; on the job; in their neighborhood; in their church."
I wish my pastor wouldn't spend so much time talking about money. What do you think about this?
Billy Graham writes, "Ask God to help you see these few weeks as an opportunity—an opportunity to find out what your church is doing for Christ, and to share in it."
I know we're supposed to try to help others as Christians, but I'm in a wheelchair and can't get out very much. Will God understand this?
Billy Graham writes, "Some of God's choicest servants over the centuries have been those who struggled with limitations and disabilities."
Do you think someday we won't need missionaries or evangelists, because their work will be done by things like television and the Internet?
Billy Graham writes, "Technology can never take the place of a committed person who prays for others, and who seeks to share the Gospel with them. Technology is only a tool."
I read that you and your son had visited New Orleans and seen the hurricane damage. Is it as bad as we keep hearing?
Billy Graham writes, "In spite of the incredible devastation and the massive disruption caused by the hurricane, I came away with another vivid impression—and that is the courage and determination of the people of that area."
When I was younger, I was very active in my church, but now I feel so useless. Why doesn't God just take me home to heaven?
Billy Graham writes, "God knows your limitations, and He knows you can't do everything you once did—nor does He expect you to. But as long as He keeps you on this earth, you aren't useless!"
I feel guilty because I get letters from Christian organizations that need money, but I can't afford to give more. What do you think about this?
Billy Graham writes, "You shouldn't feel guilty because you can't give more. God knows your limitations—and most of all, He knows your heart."
I don't see what right we have to impose our religion on others. After all, they have their own religions, don't they?
Billy Graham writes, "If you could talk with the missionaries your church supports, I suspect you'd come away with a different view."