A Faithful Legacy: Billy Graham

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”
“I trust Jesus with all my tomorrows, knowing that He will solve the mystery of life beyond the grave.”
'My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.' - Rev. Billy Graham Click To Tweet

North Carolina native and evangelist, the Reverend Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99. Known by many as “America’s Pastor,” the leading evangelist of the 20th century lived a life of purpose and influence. He traveled the world and preached to over 210 million people throughout his life. He met more living presidents than anyone else, and personally counseled at least a dozen, going back to Harry S. Truman. Graham championed the modern evangelistic crusade meeting by embracing the technology of his day–radio, television, and, later, the internet. Technology aided in getting his message out to a wider audience. By some estimates, over 2 billion people have been impacted by the ministry and message of Billy Graham. An impressive ministry for sure.

While impressive, Graham’s greater impact is felt in the legacy he leaves behind of an enduring commitment to Jesus, the Scriptures, preaching the gospel message, and his family. He faithfully proclaimed salvation in Christ alone through faith alone for over 70 years.

His life was not without challenge and struggle. Early in his career he had to make a decision about whether or not he fully believed the Bible he was preaching and the message of hope for humanity found in Christ alone. In August of 1949 at Forest Home  retreat center in California, the young Billy Graham made the decision to preach Christ alone and based his convictions fully on the trustworthiness of the Bible. From that day forward his preaching and evangelism was clothed in conviction and the power of the Holy Spirit like never before.

Rev. Billy Graham lived for the promise of a future hope that is now his present reality. He is face-to-face with his Savior, Jesus, and more alive now than he ever was here. Click To Tweet

Billy Graham was instrumental in millions saying “yes” to Jesus. He leaves behind a family committed to Jesus and sharing the gospel. Graham lived for the promise of a future hope that is now his present reality. He is face-to-face with his Savior, Jesus, and more alive now than he ever was here. Well done.

The Reverend Billy Graham passed from life-to-life on February 21, 2018. He was faithful until the end. May the same be said of us.

The Reverend Billy Graham passed from life-to-life on February 21, 2018. He was faithful until the end. May the same be said of us. Click To Tweet

Some more Billy Graham quotes:

  • “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”
  • “God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”
  • “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.”
  • “Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”
  • “The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”

For helpful resources and more on the life and ministry of Billy Graham, visit https://billygraham.org/.

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