Month: February 2018

Billy Graham’s Who is Jesus?

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This week seen the passing of one of the most far-reaching voices for the Christian faith in the last 100 years, Billy Graham. I’m not writing about the ins and outs of his scholarship or deeper personal life, I can’t insist to knowing much of either, although he was obviously a great speaker, one who shared a captivating message to hundreds of thousands of people (millions even). I remember one commenter writing to me ages ago, they pointed out how they’d gone to a Billy Graham rally, they shared how big an impression it made upon him and his already believing family. He called it spectacular, and I’m not going to doubt that for a minute with the hordes of people that Graham attracted to hear him teach.

He was “America’s Pastor”, according to the Bush family, and is credited with having prayed with every…

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Journey Well

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End your journey well. Don’t waste your life, and don’t be satisfied with anything less than God’s plan. –Billy Graham (1918–2018)

On Wednesday, February 21, I saw the headlines in the news that you probably saw too–most read something like “Evangelist Billy Graham, 99, Dies.” I would have liked to have seen a headline that read, “Billy Graham is more Alive than Ever.” Because that’s the reality–he’s in heaven now, so much more alive than we can ever imagine. He will be greatly missed here, but what a wonderful reunion he must be having with those who have gone before him–his wife Ruth, his family and friends, and countless people whose lives were touched by his preaching.

The quote I’m sharing above, by Billy Graham, is so true of his own life. He was faithful and obedient to God’s calling, leaving a rich legacy for all of us. Now he…

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Acts – Chapter 13

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Barnabas and Saul Are Sent From Antioch

Verse 1 – Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

The prophets and teachers had both a gift of foretelling things to come, as Agabus and others, and of explaining the prophecies of the Old Testament.

Verse 2 – As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Verse 3 – Then having fasted and prayed and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

Verse 4 – So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.

Verse 5 – And when they arrived in…

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