Written by cycleguy on February 27th, 2018

I realize probably everybody and their brother is writing or quoting Billy Graham these days. And rightly so. He was a godly man; full of integrity and character; plain but honest; loving but uncompromising; witty; and one who could be emulated. On the way back from Ohio last weekend Jo was reading some quotes by BG (same initials…I’m special) 🙂 while I was driving. I decided to use this post for some of the ones which stood out to me.

“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.”

“Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?”

“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.”

“The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.” (Only a golfer would know the truth of that!)

“A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.”

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”

“The message I preach hasn’t changed. Circumstances have changed. Problems have changed, but deep inside man has not changed, and the gospel hasn’t changed.”

“Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless.”

“The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.”

I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.’

Any one a favorite of yours? I’d love to hear which one-either in this group or another one.

8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Betty Draper says:

    I love the next to last quote…knowing how to get to heaven when we die is the most important truth to know. Feel sorry for those who reject it like the other thief did…

  2. I love all of these, Bill, but the one that stood out (perhaps because it is humorous) is the one about the pet parrot and the town gossip. So true!
    Blessings, and thanks for sharing these thoughts from the Rev. Graham. He will be sorely missed.

  3. gail Kempe says:

    My favorite is The cross shows…..
    once you understand how deep the Fathers love truly is, you realize to not get on board with him is just insane, you have absolutely nothing to lose.

  4. cycleguy says:

    From (another) Gail: My last breath on earth, is my 1st breath in Heaven.