I am going to devote this blog Reverend Billy Graham – he was one of the most influential evangelist of all times. He will be remembered…
This week at Church we had a Special Speaker – Pastor Shaun invited Billy Graham to speak. It was a sermon that he did in 1957 (I was only 2 years old) and his message had as much relevance today as it did back then. It was a powerful talk on what it looks like to be a Christian.
My wife and I came up with several of our Favorites on Billy Graham – here is a small glimpse of what we have enjoyed reading.
- One of Billy Graham’s quotes about Death: “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”
- Billy Graham’s Entrance into his library: “The Entrance to the Library is a shape of a cross, a visual reminder to visitors that it is only through the Cross of Christ that we can be reconciled to God”.
- Billy Graham’s Coffin: Inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola made this treated plywood casket for the Rev. Billy Graham in 2006, at the request of Graham’s son, Franklin. Graham, who died Feb. 21, led ministries that supported the construction of two chapels at the country’s largest maximum security prison.
- Billy Graham’s son (Franklin) stated that a couple of years ago his father said that he would have liked to do one more sermon on this verse: Galatians 6:14 > May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
- Here are a couple of his sayings that inspired Diane and me:
- “My one purpose in life, is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”
- “I have never know a man who received Christ and ever regretted it”
- “Some of you today are going through heartache and grief so intense that you wonder if it will ever go away. But I want to tell you that our God cares for you and for your family and for your city. For God loves you, and he shares in your suffering.”
I would hope that when our last day’s come that we can be remembered in the same way as Billy Graham will be remembered.
A follower of Christ!