Rev. William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE
Graham played multiple roles that reinforced each other. Grant Wacker identifies eight major roles he played:
- Architect (or Bridge Builder)
- Pastor and finally his widely recognized status as
- America’s Protestant Patriarch, on a par with Martin Luther King and Pope John Paul II.
He was also honored by the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith and the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his contributions to understanding between faiths (a unique recognition for a Christian evangelist);
Rev. William Franklin Graham Jr. KBE was an American evangelical Christian evangelist and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally after 1949.Wikipedia
Born: November 7, 1918, Charlotte, NC
Died: February 21, 2018, Montreat, NC
Grandchildren: Tullian Tchividjian, Will Graham, MORE
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Awards and honors
Graham was frequently honored by surveys, including “Greatest Living American” and consistently ranked among the most admired persons in the United States and the world. He appeared most frequently on Gallup‘s list of most admired people. Since 1955, Graham was recognized by Gallup a record 55 times (49 times consecutively) – more than any other individual in history.
Graham received the Big Brother of the Year Award for his work on behalf of children. He has been cited by the George Washington Carver Memorial Institute for his contributions to race relations. He has received the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion and the Sylvanus Thayer Award for his commitment to “Duty, Honor…
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June 24-26, 2005
“Give thanks to the LORD,
for he is good.
His love endures forever”
God is a God of Love.
There is a passage in the Psalms that is often used at funerals to signify the brevity of human life.
“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more” (Psalm 103:15-16)
And as quickly as a flower of the field may be forgotten so does the world move on when we pass away – remembered by only a relative few. However the Psalm continues and reminds us of the Lord’s love which does not move on and forget.
“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him” (Psalm 103:17)
God’s love is not short-lived and fickle. He loved us before…
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“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13).
Originally posted on Workhorse (Adam):
1 Timothy 5:1-2, “Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.” Life can be very complicated sometimes. Help is often necessary…