I know by now you have learned of the passing of Billy Graham. For millions of people over many years, Billy was known as the Christian evangelist who preached the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. He preached in tent revivals, churches, sports arenas, and stadiums. From poor common folk to the presidents, all heard the message of the gospel.
I remember as a young boy watching Billy Graham Crusades on television. A couple of things were always prominent to me. First, the simplicity of the message – the simple gospel explained. Second, the passion with which he delivered that message. Finally, there were always multitudes of people to hear.
Over the years, many also had their issues with him. There are always critics and naysayers. But I believe that goes along with the preaching and teaching of the gospel.
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NLT) The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.
The bottom line is this. The fruit of the Spirit was evidenced in His life. Not just in character, but the fact that every person who heard the gospel and responded to it in faith, was evidence of the Spirit working through Him! Thank the Lord for using Billy Graham.