Billy Graham Reminds Us Of The Real Meaning Of The Cross

Billy Graham Reminds Us Of The Real Meaning Of The Cross

Listen to this powerful sermon from Billy Graham where he reminds us of the real meaning of the cross.

In 1985, Billy Graham gave this sermon in Hartford, Connecticut where he talks about the four dimensions of the cross and God’s love for you.

“First, I think about the breadth of the cross,” he says. “The love of Christ is manifested in the cross to everyone. When I study the world population and see how fast it is increasing, I am staggered. Yet God loves us all. His love extends to Africa, to Asia, to Latin America, to Russia, to China, to the United States, to Canada-to the whole world. It includes you, whoever you are, whatever your religion, even if you have no religion. God says from the cross, ‘I love you.’”

He continues: “Then there is the length of the cross. It has no measure. It extends from eternity to eternity, from everlasting to everlasting. When Noah built the Ark, it was 450 feet long. When Solomon built the Temple, it was 60 cubits long. If you build a shed for garden tools, you can measure the lumber with a tape measure. But how can you measure God's love for us on the cross?”

Billy Graham then goes on to talk about the height of the cross. “The height of the cross -- it extends to the throne of God. It doesn't matter how high Heaven is,” he says. “Through the cross, God draws all people to Himself. But you have to make a decision about Jesus Christ.”

Finally, Billy Graham preaches about the depth of the cross and God’s love for us. “You can fall into the pit of sin and degradation,” he says. “But you can't get beyond the love of God. The cross covers to the very gates of hell. How deep is God's love? The Bible says, ‘Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!’ (Romans 11:33). It can draw every sinner up to the exalted height of Heaven. Jesus said, ‘And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself’ (John 12:32).”

What a powerful sermon by Billy Graham that is still impacting people today! We hope you were encouraged by it!

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