Charlotte-born yet world renowned spiritual leader Billy Graham has announced that he would actually like to give one more sermon. With that said, there seems to be a great divide occurring between he and his family members. The topic is a major concern for Graham’s family this week because many of them believe that Graham, at age 91 and in fragile health, may not quite be up to it. The next issue of concern is where a finale sermon of sorts will even take place. The story broke out just after lunch this afternoon as news and Christian hot topics were being discussed around the copier so I did a little research to see if anyone else had chronicled the updates on the news. Of course, I found quite a few opinions and wanted to share them with you this afternoon.
According to a recent post from this past weekend on BlackChristianNews.com, Graham has indeed been thinking about delivering his final sermon sometime next year at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium – the site of his last hometown crusade, in 1996. Let’s press rewind for a moment and look at this man’s notoriety in the kingdom. Having begun his evangelism crusades back in 1947, Graham’s large scale ministry events would take place at top of the line venues such as a stadiums, parks, or even entire street blocks. Still in good health during the last crusade, which drew thousands, Graham had reportedly preached in person to more people around the world than any other preacher in history. As of 2008, Graham’s lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts had already topped 2.2 billion. Today, that kind of legacy is still going strong and Graham is ready to make just one more attempt at leading people to accepting Jesus Christ into their lives all across the world.
Visit our friends over at BlackChristianNews.com for the updates and chime in on the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comments section below. Tell us if you think it is wise for Billy Graham to move forward with the finale sermon. Do you think technology of some form should also be used to avoid making the finale sermon so strenuous on Graham? Let’s chat more in the comments section ladies and gentlemen.