The Sunday Message

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. – Billy Graham

Christian evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham turned 99 years old this week (Nov. 7). I think Rev. Graham has been one of the most important Christian leaders of my lifetime.

I’ve written this before, but it’s worth sharing again:

I remember as a child watching the Billy Graham Crusade on a local television station (we only received three stations). I would sit on the floor and listen closely to what Reverend Graham had to say. It seemed before you knew it, the song “Just As I Am” would be playing, people would be walking forward to get prayer and ask God to come into their lives, and then the show would end.

I think my dad liked to watch Billy Graham on television because he knew that the whole thing would be over in an hour – plus he did not need to get dressed in his Sunday best to watch the show on TV.

Graham did not go through his 99 years without some controversies. I think he handled those controversies as well as he could.

He’s met with and has been called the “spiritual advisor to American Presidents.” I read somewhere that he had met with every President from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

In honor of Graham’s 99th birthday, the online Christian magazine “RELEVANT” has a story posted called, “14 Billy Graham Quotes That Help Shape American Christianity.”

Read it HERE.

It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love. – Billy Graham

Happy Birthday, Billy Graham. Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “The Sunday Message

  1. What are good Christians willing to sacrifice? What are they willing to protect? In present-day lingo: those who “pack” a sword will die by a sword.

    • Carole: I don’t really know the answer. I’d like to see Christians stay out of politics except to pray for our elected officials and urge people to vote and participate in government.

      Christians are divided. Just imagine the force they could be if they banded together. They are somewhat like the GOP; they spend too much time arguing among themselves.

      Thanks for your comments and your intriguing questions.

      -JmB

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