Spring 2018 Weekly Tips #5
On February 21st, we lost Billy Graham, America’s Preacher. Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel to approximately 215 million people at more than 400 crusades. Graham always stayed true to his simple message. At his final crusade in June 2005 in New York, he said:
“I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive Him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins.”
Graham’s grave marker will read, “Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Apostle Paul in the New Testament, was perhaps the most influential person/missionary for the cause of Christianity, second only to Jesus Himself. The last two verses in Acts 28:30-31, describes events close to the end of his life:
“30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul was possibly released from prison where he may have done more traveling before coming back to Rome where he would be martyred for his faith. But we do believe that Paul went strong until the end, never wavering in his faith. He continued to proclaim the gospel message to the end. Both Billy Graham and the Apostle Paul were a life well lived. Will you also end strong?
Have You Chosen Your Next Leader Yet?
This is the time in your Spring term that you will want to firm up your leadership team for your fall semester. It does take time to prepare your leaders, especially if you are personally graduating or transferring to another school. Read this one page article and challenge your up and coming leaders for the fall, within the next couple of weeks.
Finally, continue to encourage students to attend a Summer Missions. Ask God if you can attend as well.
Talk to you next week,
Ben with Cru