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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing,
He chastens and hastens His will to make known,
The wicked oppressing, now cease them from distressing,
Sing praises to His name, He forgets not His own.

We all do extol Thee, our Leader in battle,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be,
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation.
Thy name be ever praised, O Lord make us free.

--from an old traditional Thanksgiving hymn

Read more about Thanksgiving, 2013 here.

God bless each and every one of you.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Billy Graham speaks to the nation in historic event beginning tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, Nov. 7, 2013 and continuing throughout the weekend evangelist Billy Graham, who turned 95 years old this month, will speak to the nation in what was being billed earlier in the year as "the living room crusade."

As time progressed, however, the name changed to "My Hope, America."

Dr. Graham has stated that this will in all likelihood be his final crusade as age and several ailments have ended his ability to travel or even speak for long periods of time. Thus, he states that "with all my heart I want to leave you with the truth."

To that end, Graham has subtitled his message as "The Cross."

Graham believes that through the Cross of Jesus Christ, God is reaching down to man with love and forgiveness to anyone who repents and receives Christ as Savior and Lord.

According to The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, special events revolving around "My Hope, America" have already been underway across the nation and around the world. These events will culminate and climax with the special broadcast featuring Dr. Graham beginning tomorrow.

Check your local listings for the channels and times the special broadcast will be shown.

Fox News will carry the event nationally. BlazeTV and TBN will also carry the event, as well as many others. This page will give you a partial listing of the networks carrying the event nationally.

Throughout his long ministry, Billy Graham has preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more people than any other person in history. He has personally shared the Gospel with presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, and heads of state, including Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, LBJ, and Richard Nixon, along with Communist Party officials in China and the old USSR.

For tomorrow's broadcast Dr. Graham has called upon Christians everywhere to invite their friends, neighbors, and family members to gather with them to watch.

Not only will the broadcast feature a special message by Graham, along with popular Christian music artists, but rare footage from Graham's long career will be presented as well.

When Graham went to Madison Square Garden in New York City to hold a crusade as a young man, what was designed to be a two week event turned into 10 weeks as crowds swelled each evening to a point that exceeded the capacity of the arena to accommodate them. Graham agreed to continue preaching each night as long as the crowds kept showing up.

A similar thing happened in Los Angeles and in London, England.

Many Christians have stated in recent days that the thing that makes this "living room crusade" so special is that it may well be the last time Americans will get to see this living legend in public. Multimillions of Christians the world over describe Graham as the man who led them to Christ. Many people had never been in a church or heard the Gospel until they saw Graham on TV.

Our hope and prayer is that one last time during Graham's life multithousands if not multimillions will come to know Christ as their Savior and Lord through Graham's faithful proclamation of the Word of God.

But of course, an even better outcome would be that God spares him to preach yet again in the future. God works in mysterious ways.