Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion, Week 3: Sharing the True Christmas Message

By   •   December 14, 2017   •   Topics:

The live Nativity is always a favorite at Christmas at the Billy Graham Library.

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.

Week Three: Starting December 17

Read Luke 2:8-10—On that first Christmas night, the angels appeared to shepherds on a hill near Bethlehem. Alfred Edersheim, the great 19th-century Jewish-Christian scholar, wrote in his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah that the shepherds and the sheep to whom the angels appeared near Bethlehem were no ordinary shepherds and sheep.

The sheep were those bound for the temple sacrifices. The shepherds were outcasts because of their necessary isolation from religious ordinances. And their manner of life rendered legal observances unlikely, if not absolutely impossible.

How wonderful that in God’s wisdom and love the angels should appear to them—the doomed and the outcast—that night.

Today we can declare to the world that the Good Shepherd cares for all people and wants to give them peace. Christ came on that first Christmas for one great purpose—to die on the cross for our sins. Now God offers forgiveness, inner peace and eternal life to all who will repent and believe in His Son. This is the Christmas message!

Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness? Will you share the true Christmas message with them this year?

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 2 of the Advent devotion

You can have peace today.


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  1. John Kiser says:

    I pray our Lord Jesus place people with the heart of Lydia in my path everyday and I be wise enough to recognize them!

  2. Solange Goyette says:

    Love reading your devotionals.

  3. Loretta says:

    God Bless you and everyone

  4. Cathy Witthieft says:

    So grateful for all God had done through you and the Billy Graham organization! Thank you and God bless you.

  5. Mercy says:

    Your messages is very inspiring. I love to read and retread it.

  6. Ayisi says:

    How great to hear about Our lord and savior Jesus Christ,…..will be my pleasure to share in the propagation of His good works

  7. Linda Cady says:

    God bless your ministry.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Keep up the good work for this season. Jesus is the reason. You are a great team. We will not keep quiet until Jesus come. Sharing love and forgiven

  9. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Sharing the Gospel to them who have ear to hear and eyes to see!

  10. gowtham says: