32 Burst results for "Billy Graham"
"billy graham" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"Not to get saved already was a christian. I just wanted a closer look at this guy so now fast forward many years. A nineteen eighty-five. Billy comes to california to angel stadium to do one of his crusades. And so i was the pastor. And i was asked to participate in the event and they said we want you to do a prayer on the stage before mr graham speaks. I said okay. I was very nervous very excited. So i'm sitting on the stage and cliff barrows says to me. I'll listen when when i when that person has done singing. You go right up there and you lead the prison. Yes sir. i'll do it and so the person finished. I was just in awe of everything sitting on this date. A billy graham crusade. And i miss my cue and cliff yells over get up there and i walked up and i was so nervous praying in front of billy graham because i that he's listening to me right now and so but then when i got to know him and that happened through my friendship with the son franklin and i know and very well and the whole family and they're just such a great family they really are but as i got to know him personally and i began my crusade ministry. Actually ninety nine hundred ninety. Billy was in the last decade of his ministry and he became aware of what i was doing and he asked. If i would help him with his sermons specifically in the area of ilustrovana wins. He wanted current illustrations. So i would come through newspapers magazines. And and i would take his notes and his font size was like twenty four. I think there's like eight words on the page. You need flip the page. And so i would write my illustrations in and then the secretary. Stephanie would type them. And then i would go to billy's hotel room and sort of rehearse the lines almost like how you would preach them and billy toward the end of his life was struggling with parkinson's disease as you may recall and so his movements drew a bit slow but as it turns out he was misdiagnosed and the medication was affecting them so he moved very slowly. But i'll tell you what i would sit there in his hotel room going over these oldest and he would just sit there looking at me and if he liked. Juanita callers secretary stephanie. Type this into the message. But then that night. When he walked into the pulpit. That's like forty. Years fell off and does that power and energy came through is he would preach the gospel and known are despite the fact that it was with them and many occasions i was always nervous around him because he was still billy graham. You know and you couldn't get over that one time. I was at a board meeting and after we were done. I said mr graham and he'd say just come and billing. And i'd say okay mr graham. I was never comfortable calling. And billy did occasionally do that but i said if you need help with your upcoming crusade messages. Call me and i'll help..
"billy graham" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"I show some of his vulnerabilities. And you'll only love and appreciate a more after you've read it. Because he was the same guy in private that he was in public there. Were not to billy. Graham's he was the real deal. And that's why i decided to write a book about billy graham because people need to know about this man who was called by god to be the greatest evangelist in history. Well billy passed away in two thousand eighteen The the news wasn't unexpected given his age but nevertheless it was news. We all felt it hurt to hear that. Do you remember where you were when you heard that bill gun home. Yes i was actually in israel And i was on a a little tour with some fellow pastors in fact Sissy graham lynch. The granddaughter of billy was with us on that trip And she heard the news differently than everyone else. We all lost a hero. Someone we looked up to. She lost her grandfather and she is very close to him and we were all very sad now. Billy was ninety nine years old so he lived a very long life but yet you know it was the end of an era and so there was great sadness and losing him. Because i feel like we need another billy graham right now in our world you know a man who's pastored president regardless of what side of the political aisle. They're on a man who can speak to us during cultural moments. I mean billy was there after nine eleven speaking to the nation really being a chaplain to america and he played such a valuable role and of course the great evangelist But so yeah. I remember the day very distinctly and then i attended his memorial service. That was held a bit later. A back at the billy graham library in charlotte north carolina. They put a ten top contribute to the fact that he started his ministry in a tent. It turned out that that was one of the coldest days ever in north carolina and the wind whipped through that tent. The president came He had the presidential limo called the beast. Eileen right there he didn't get up and say a word he was. Just they're paying tribute to billy graham. The vice president was there many other people you've all heard of. And just about every pastor. I've ever met fact as i walked around the diversity of people that were there people from every denomination background. Every kind of theological background i thought. Wow this is what heavens gonna look like if we like it or not and you know we're we're gonna be there because we believed in jesus and we believed he died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead but these are people that would not normally hang around each other but even in his service it was a reminder of the bridges he built a so many people in the christian world and so many came from around the world to pay tribute to the great evangelist and in fact when his library was dedicated. A president. jimmy. Carter a president. George h w bush were there in in person as was president clinton so that alone shows you how he reached people on both sides of the aisle and he was loved and appreciated by these presidents that valued his counsel because billy kept confidential and He would really reveal something about a president. I have some lots of questions. What was it like when you were with this person. What did they say. He kept confidential. He did tell me one amazing story. Though about president. John f kennedy. I asked him if he had any regrets in life. And he said yes i do. And he told me the story of how he was at the Prayer breakfast there in washington. Dc and the president will always be in attendance and president. Kennedy was there. Billy spoke after it was over with the president..
"billy graham" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"What day life must be like for a a major a-list movie star. You know they. They just can't go to the grocery store or walk through the mall. You know it would turn into a crowd control problem billy. Graham was as recognizable as any movie star and and more well-respected. Could he do everyday things could. Could he drive through mcdonald's well he would he would and he really would be on an about. He didn't have security team around him. He was just. Billy maybe have one friend with him but you know. He was recognized wherever he went. I mean this profile could have been a mount rushmore. Such a familiar face chiseled. You know incredible. And so i was with him once at the red lobster having lunch and and so he had a ball cap on. I guess thinking that would disguise him and the funny thing is there was an atheist convention going on at the same time as billy was holding this crusade in this town and there were people coming up to him that were attending an atheist convention because they have the little tag still to be in the convention but they were thrilled to meet billion. He was so gracious to every one of them well anyway so he had this hat and he lost it and then he said to me greg. Could you get me another hat. I said absolutely so. I went down to the local mall. Like i was on a mission from god. I'm getting a hat for billy. Graham now billy basically were ball caps and so i think i found the started thinking was called lids. Maybe but it was. I walked in. It was oh my goodness to any hats. It was so many institute. And then i didn't take the time to find his hat size. And so i i looked and looked i even pray. God helped me. Find the right hat for billy graham. My goodness and i finally chose one. I don't remember what size it was looked like and i went back though telling gave it to me. Thank me and war then. The next day. I opened the paper. And there's a photograph of billy wearing the hat. I said i got him that hat. That's i got him then. I think he misplaced that shortly afterwards. Nikki lost hats quite frequently. And i don't really know that much good because people seem to recognize him no matter what you mentioned in the book that this is an evangelist view of the life of the greatest evangelist history now and there are great takeaways for all of us in learning about village life. What are a couple of takeaways for you as an vangelis. Yeah well. I observe billy very carefully you know. When he was on the platform i would be sitting up there. And i can watch him and i watched him as he gave the invitation and thousands of people would come forward to accept christ and i asked him after billy. What are you personally experiencing physically when you give an invitation and is response was i feel like power is going out to me. And i understand that. Because i've stood on stages in stadiums and arenas and seen many people come forward in urine a definite time of spiritual warfare of the double really attacks. Those who were called to present the gospel. And i think one of billy's secrets what's he didn't take himself too seriously..
"billy graham" Discussed on Greg Laurie Podcast
"His home was better than going to the white house. Had been to the white house. Quite a few times. I've had the privilege of standing in the oval office twice praying for the president and both of those occasions that degrade honor but i was more excited to go to the home of billy graham. It's it's a log home. Ruth found all kinds of old wood from barnes and other things to us to build it. It had heard decorating touch throughout it. It was a humble home. Some of the furniture was a bit threadbare it was a lived in home. It was a real place and they had a fireplace with a mental in carved in wood. Where the words a mighty fortress is our god in german. It was a massive fireplace. And and i would just sit there in front of that fireplace. And there's books laying around in the open it up and one is autographed by by golden my year. And here's another book autographed by mohammed ali. Is there people. Billy interacted with some of whom came to his home. There in treat many presidents came to visit him there. President obama Toward the end of his term as president went to visit billy at mon- treat and we just built friendships and bridges to these people and share the gospel with them. But you know even sit down and a meal. Ruth would go into the kitchen and she had this sign hanging over her sink. That said divine service done here three times a day. They're a doormat when you walked up to the front door that said not you again exclamation mark which i was. Ruth's humor. She was very funny very quick. Laugh she was in every way. Billy's equal. I enjoyed being with her as much as i enjoyed being with him. You know. I was always a little bit honestly intimidated by billy. I tried to be myself around him but he was. billy graham. Were with ruth very comfortable. And i would joke more and she had such great insights and so many wonderful things to say. Once sitting in their home and mantra i was just starting my evangelistic ministry. And i said oh. Ruth of these doors are opening up. You know to preach the gospel and stadiums. And and i i think i need to really brush up more on my apologetic now. And she said greg. You just preached the gospel. That's what bill always did. She call them bill on that occasion. And i remembered that not like. I don't need to know my apologetic. But she reminded me of my. What my real mission was. And and by the way she was a great cook and the food was fantastic and it was just so much fun being with them in that environment with their animals. They see a few german shepherds and You know i just savored. Every moment of it and those are some of the greatest moments of my life. Actually well today here on a special edition of a new beginning. We're talking with pastor greg about his new book. billy graham. the man i knew available at harvest dot org professor greg i was i was thinking the other.
Trump's tax revelation, what are the highlights?
"Donald J trump paid seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency in his first year in the White House he paid another seven hundred and fifty dollars. He had paid no income taxes at all in ten of the previous fifteen years largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. So that's the lead. In this is in reporting from New York Times Sunday afternoon by investigative reporters Russ Butner Suzanne Craig, and Mike Macintyre now Russell Suzanne incidentally or two of the three that dropped the huge story on trump's finances in October of two thousand, eighteen ahead of the midterm elections. and that was fueled by the financial documents provided by Mary trump who is now suing the president and his siblings by the way for defrauding her out of millions of dollars. But back to today's story from the New York Times quote. The New York Times has obtained tax return data extending over more than two decades for Mr Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization including detailed information from his first two years in office. It does not include his personal returns for two, thousand, eighteen or twenty nineteen. This article offers an overview of times findings. Additional articles will be published in the coming weeks. So this one, hundred and ninety two paragraph long story is an overview of the times findings. this is the sparks notes the abridged version the Reader's digest abridged story. And I'm GonNa go over the key highlights with you. Hundred Ninety two paragraphs is the overview of what they found. And they're going to be releasing multiple stories in coming weeks for details about what they've uncovered an important caveat here by their very nature, the filings will leave many questions on answered. These tax returns that they got many questions will be unfulfilled. They comprise information that Mr. Trump has disclosed to the irs not the findings of an independent financial examination they report the trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth nor do they reveal any previously on reported connection to Russia? This kind of makes sense why Sivan's needs the documents, right These data simply report revenue not profit in two, thousand eighteen for example, trump announced his disclosure in his disclosure that he had made at least four, hundred, thirty, four, point, nine, million dollars. The tax records deliver a very different portrait of his bottom line forty seven point four, million dollars in losses. So he announced his disclosure, he made four hundred and thirty, five million. In here it says he lost forty seven point four million. To that's what he filed his taxes as. All of the information that times obtain was provided by sources with legal access to it. So we can. Try to guess. WHO This to the New York Times prior to the election maybe somebody on the case who knew that the case wouldn't be Sort of we wouldn't see any fruits of that until after the election. I don't know I'd be guessing. These tax data examined. by The Times, provide a roadmap of revelations from write offs for the cost of criminal defense lawyer a mansion used by the family retreat to a full accounting of the millions of dollars that the president received from the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. So that's kind of a Russian dealing. The apprentice may trump a total of four, hundred, twenty, seven, point, four, million, which he then invested in a collection of businesses that we're failing mostly golf courses. They steadily devour cash much as the money he secretly received from his father the and how that financed spree of quixotic overspending that led to his collapse in the ninety. the picture that perhaps emerges most starkly from the mountain of figures and tax schedules prepared by Mr Trump's accountants accountants. MAZAAR. Clue. Probably got this from the Manhattan Da Somebody there. This is the picture that emerges starkly is of a businessman president in a tightening financial vice. Most of trump's core enterprises from his constellation of golf courses to conservative magnet. Hotel in Washington I guess it draws conservatives. They all report losing millions if not tens of millions of dollars year after year. His revenue from the apprentice and from licensing deals drying up and several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes in his struggling properties and tax looms. And within the next four years more than three, hundred, million in loans and obligations for which he's personally responsible personally will come do. Over the next four years. And these records show the actual and potential conflicts of interest created by trump's refusal to divest himself of his business interest. While in the White House his properties have become havens for collecting money directly from lobbyists, foreign officials, and others seeking facetime access or favors. The record for the first time, put precise dollar figures on these transactions. Here's some examples at the Mar, a Lago Club, a flood of new members starting in two thousand fifteen allowed him to pocket an additional five, million a year from the business people paying for access at his Durrell Golf Course in Miami. The roofing materials manufacturer GIF spent at least one point, five, million in two, thousand, eighteen even has as its industry was lobbying the trump administration to rollback egregious federal regulations conflict. In two thousand Seventeen Billy Graham vandalistic association paid about four hundred thousand dollars to the Washington Hotel where the group held at least one event during its four day World Summit in defense of persecuted Christians. Then when he took office Mr Trump said he would pursue no new foreign deals as president. Even. So in his first two years in the White House is revenue from abroad till seventy three, million dollars. And while much of that money was from his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland some came from licensing deals in countries with authoritarian leaning leaders or thorny geopolitics. For example, three million from Deteriora- from the Philippines two point three, million from India and one million from Turkey. Now the data also contains. Revelations about the one hundred, thirty, thousand dollars payment to Stephanie Clifford Stormy Daniels. The, which is one of the focuses of the Manhattan da Subpoena for trump's tax returns. Another financial information another clue that that might be where they got this. However. They say that it has no new revelations, but there is kind of a revelation because trump has acknowledged reimbursing cohen. Who made the? Payoff. But the materials obtained by The Times did not include any itemize payments to Cohen. The amount however could have been improperly included in legal fees written off as a business expense which are not required to be itemized tax returns that says to me. That trump. Didn't make the payoff where he would have had to have itemize it. Which says to me. It was improperly recorded. As a business transaction. At for legal fees, which is another thing to Manhattan as looking at. Business fraud. Falsifying business documents. Now, no subject has provoked more intense speculation about trump's finances than his connections to Russia while the tax records revealed no previously unknown financial connection and for the most part lack specificity required to do. So they did shed light on the money behind the two thousand thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow at the subject of Enduring Intrigue Because of subsequent investigations into Russia's interference in two thousand sixteen. So basically what the time saying here is that there's nothing itemized here about Russia, but there wouldn't be because it's not required to be in tax returns but boy, did we see something interesting about the? Miss Universe Pageant in twenty thirteen. The records show that the pageant was the most profitable Miss Universe during trump's time is co owner and that generated a personal payday of two point three million dollars made possible by the Aguilara F- family at least in part who would later help set up the infamous twenty sixteen trump tower meeting. For. Officials seeking dirt on Clinton with Veselnitskaya who is now we know connected directly to the Kremlin. The record show that in two thousand thirteen to paget reported thirty one point six, million in gross receipts. That's the highest since at least the nineties allowing trump and his co owner NBC's split the profits of four point seven million by comparison trump and NBC lost two million on the deal the year before. Moscow and made three point eight million from the one the year after. So it appears the Russia one. Made money and made a lot of money a lot more money than it ever has before. So did. Russia overpaid trump for this event. Wonder why? In Two thousand, thirteen?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol
"At the Supreme Court on Friday, late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman And first Jewish person ever to lie in state at the U. S. Capitol. Anita, why hasn't a woman ever help this honor before? That's a great question? You know, they've been doing this tradition since 18 52. And it hasn't been as many people as you might think. It's been about 35. So a lot of presidents, you know other other people, but mostly are obviously this is always for someone who serves in the government. Four civilians have also been honored, but it's not called lying in state. So Congress decides who does this, and, you know, obviously many elected officials in this country until more recently were men. Well, Devlin before the capital Justice Ginsburg lay in repose of the Supreme Court. Can you describe this remembrance was like and who came to pay their respects? Well, pretty much the entire city came to respect it. And it was. It was an interesting Mix because it began as sort of a spontaneous, Ah, demonstration of support remembrance that the very night of her death outside the Supreme Court. And then obviously it morphed into the official pageantry of remembrance. And, you know, I think I think the video that is probably going to be most lasting from that is People chanting against the president when he showed up, you know, I think it says something about the state of our politics right now, that even in you know, a memorial setting That the political anger is so great that people are going to essentially boo the president public. On DH That just tells you what the stakes are of that. You know, her death is obviously sad, and obviously a moment in history. But it's also another. You know another front in this political battle that were that were following Fernando what he tells about Justice Ginsburg's funeral plans and and where shall ultimately be laid to rest? Um, she will be laid to rest on Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Marty Ginsburg than in section that is reserved for Former members of the Supreme Court. And today, the Friday will be the on Ly Day that she will be lying in state in the U. S Capitol and the need a set of historic moment is the first woman first person was Jewish Delight in state. Let's remember that Rosa Parks laid in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, but that was 2005. And that is the distinction between laying and honor. And Ling and stay on. Only four people have leant in honor of the Capitol Rotunda. That's Reverend Billy Graham. And to our police, Capitol police officers were shot dead in AA. A shooting in the Capitol in 1998 on then Rosa Parks in 2005. But yes, this will be a very ah, you know? Speaker Pelosi has given the honor to Ah birthday there. Ginsberg to be a two capital dalliances state. Apparently there are some interesting absences, Asari. That way. We know maybe Mitch McConnell and and other members of the Republican leadership not showing up to this event. Well, there's a
An Excerpt from the book Flirting with Darkness by Ben Courson
"An excerpt from the book flirting with darkness. Ben. Carson. Weapon number three, the magic number of greatness. I got to a point in my struggle with depression where something needed needed to change must suffering. So badly, I finally decided to do something about it. The ten thousand hour rule saved my life. His Book Outliers Malcolm Glad well demonstrated that to be truly greeted anything. You have to put in ten thousand hours of practice. People such as world chess champion Bobby. Fischer businessman Bill Joy, and IBM founder Bill Gates are among the many examples. Glad. While gives of people who excelled because they accelerated they focused and worked hard and gave at least ten thousand hours to becoming the best at what they did. Glad will show that whether you want to be a fiction writer or master criminal. Hockey player or a pianist ten thousand hours was the magic number of greatness. Bent my mind to that goal is a writer Manspeaker. A resolved to stop wasting my energies, processing psychological trauma and to go on a diametrically opposed direction. Instead of disappearing over why dreams weren't coming to pass, I decided to commit myself to working my fingers to the bone to ensure they did. Psychologists, John Hayes quote looked at how long it took the best composers of all time to create their first grey work. He found that nobody including Mozarts was a child prodigy had produced a piece of work of any significance until about ten years after they had I, taken music no amount of innate talent even in a field of genius such as music could overcome the years of practice necessary to Korea work someone may be talented. They may be lucky but they still have to go through ten years of practice in order to become a master and quote. When Churchill came to power during World War Two he said this as he was being inaugurated into office as prime. Minister quote. I. Offer you nothing save blood, toil tears, and sweat and quo. Lecture Chill Ready to go to battle anew, the path will be difficult PROC- ready to claim own finest hour. Getting better stars, which is getting off your tuition in doing something. So I did. My goal was to become a writer and a speaker put in the needed hours. My nearly worked myself to death, but it was infinitely better than brooding found the effort. Cathartic in fulfilling my spirit's began to lift. I figured I had two options number one either get discouraged that my dreams were not coming pass or number to spend the effort of getting prepared for when they did. Legendary preacher Charles spurgeon advised students to stop worrying about when they would get their shot at speaking and concentrate instead on their ability, and they'll let God take the opportunity in other words quit fretting over the how and focus on the what I took these words to heart and focused on my skill set as I improved my craft, our English word amateur comes from a French Italian an line route which means to love an obvious works when he loves the process and it feels good a professional is someone who worked seven days a week whether he feels like it or not. Today. My TV show hope generation is on twenty different networks more than one hundred and eighty countries and radio shows heard on more than four hundred stations daily. I get to speak in stadiums and arenas. My quote unquote overnight success came through hours of hard work. How you'll spend your ten thousand hours may be different from how I spend mind but you'll find as I did a clear focus and a way of getting off the existential treadmill of despair, transform your life but the age of twenty one, the average American has put ten thousand hours of practice into computer and video games when I use those hours for something more productive. How hard you hustle in the darkness determines how brightly you shine in the spotlight. To prepare for speaking to people I got really good at lecturing my furniture. My chairs were my captive audience I remember that Billy Graham. One said he got his start by preaching to alligators before he preached in stadiums. You have to start with a small stuff and work your way up. So I took every opportunity that presented itself. I spoke to classes of little kids and homeless shelters at old folks, homes, and to student clubs I volunteered to take the opportunities. Others turned down, I got lots of practice. When other speakers turned an organization or church down my said, yes I did this I several years Only the small minded person will refuse the small task for me if I had an audience of four people those enough to get some more practice to put in some more hours toward my ten thousand our goal. Jesus said that if you're faithful and a few small things, you'll be given responsibility over bigger ones Matthew Twenty five that sound good to me. Yes sometimes I did feel like surface the tragic here of Greek mythology who had to roll a boulder of a hill only to see roll back down then roll it back up again only for it to roll back down again repeatedly, I'll stubborn in my pursuit it was a great weapon against despair to keep working in spite of how I felt, which puts me in the mind of a scene from Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings in the First Book of that trilogy the Fellowship of the Ring, a band of warriors is commission travel to the ends of the Earth to destroy the evil ring of power by casting it into mount doom. During their long journey. Gandalf who was their leader was thought to be killed in the minds of Maurya in response airborne stepped up to lead the band in his stead amid his grief and despair he cried out farewell Gandalf what hope have we with you then he turned to the fellowship and said, we must do without hope let us gird ourselves and weep no more come. We have a long road. Like that trek to mount doom healing is usually a long journey. We normally don't start feeling better overnight sometimes, we must go on when we feel absolutely no hope. Our quest leads down a winding path and his sometimes fraught with trolls and Goblins and all manner of Dr Treasures. But psychological heroism is possible in such journey is were taking like Eric Gordon Frodo my set my foot upon my own path out of depression I gave them my flirtation with darkness and began to tread the road toward a grand purpose and it worked after many many years. The Dreams I had begun to despair finally came true new ones came into sight, but it all began by putting one foot in front of the other. If you allow yourself to just sit around and partly catatonic state stuffing yourself with junk food is a form of therapy and watching callous hours of television. You'll probably never start feeling better. But I. Tell You that you get off the couch and venture into the world to do something toward your goals. Things will start to change in your heart and mind if you pull yourself out of bed and get going on your dreams, that's how you'll will begin the journey to healing your broken spirit.
Join Us in Prayer for Our Nation
"To join us for the call center. I'm John. Stonestreet, this is great for. Christians should be among those most deeply concerned about the divided state of our nation left versus right mass. No mass reopened versus stay at home virtual school versus in person raised politics police abortion religious liberty not to mention the remainder of what certain to be brutal presidential campaign. The issues we face range from essential to non-essential on essential matters, we should mourn deception and vowed to fight. For the truth on non essential matters we should mourn and hope to overcome division God's people can neither stay on the sidelines nor run away from the struggle instead knowing there is no hope other than Christ. We must ask onto mercifully powerfully mobilize us is people to advance that which is true and good if Christians are to speak with clarity courage and confidence and to be the. Of Truth and love and a world of Noise Echo Chambers, then we'll need to be prepared but even perfectly crafted arguments cannot replace Shut Colson would say the church being the Church speaking cannot replace being and to be the people that God calls us to be right now, we must rely on prayer. That's why each and every Wednesday morning between all the twelfth of November, the fourth, and that's the morning after the twenty twenty election the Colson center will be hosting a national prayer time the a Webinar we want you to join US each and every week to pray first and foremost for God's mercy. But that he would revive his church that he would bring about a renewal of righteousness that he would empower us to courageously offer protection for the most vulnerable to champion reconciliation across our deepest divides and that he would. Allow us to be instruments in the sustaining of religious freedom and the recovery of the family in our nation. Each prayer time will feature a devotional challenge and a prayer by Christian leaders such as Oz Ganesh Johnny Eric's Totta focus on the family President Jim Daly Woodside Bible Pastor Chris Brooks and watermark pastor Todd Wagner as well as at Stecher from the Billy Graham Center and the Heritage Foundation President Keiko James Now due to the limited capacity of zoom there will be limited live spots each week available to everyone who registers However, each weeks recording will be sent to anyone who registers so come to breakpoint dot org for more details and Fiji's Paul tells us that we don't wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers, the authorities, the cosmic powers over this present darkness against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places when people see us their enemies, it's difficult to remember that they aren't our enemies. So what we need to do as Paul Instructs this put on the former of God Faith Truth Righteousness Peace Salvation the word of God. And he says praying at all times in the spirit with all prayer and supplication keeping alert with all perseverance making supplication for all the Saints, and the Book of acts the earliest church activity we read off is prayer thousands of people from completely different backgrounds came together in one mind one art in prayer with one accord. That's what acts chapter one, verse fourteen and Chapter Two versus forty. Two seven says than what happened with the Holy Spirit moved in the world was never the same in fact, every spiritual revolution in history. With some kind of unified persevering prayer the very first outpouring of the holy. Spirit. In acts to the great awakenings, the businessman's revival and the Welsh revival story after story, you read the same thing people prayed God's spirit moved on the other hand every Christian history who was able to persevere and righteousness. Temptation or persecution without seeing revival in their lifetime they also did that through prayer. Our prayer of course cannot force God's hand but are only way forward is to seek his will together are purse can't control God. But we can invite him to change our hearts and minds including our own gods always working in our lives whether we realize it or not. But something powerful and world changing happens when people pray for God's spirit to move. The, Great Jonathan Edwards urged his fellow pastors to quote be much in prayer and fasting both in secret and with one another it is God's will. He said that the prayers of his saints shall be great and the principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ's kingdom in the world. When God has something to accomplish for his church, it is with his will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayer of his people Paul even tells us to pray for all things at all times for sesame chapter five specifically for our leaders both spiritual and secular as what the
Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes
"Amid the furor over monuments president trump is proposing to establish a national garden of American heroes a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live president trump's proposed garden would pay tribute to more than thirty Americans from founding fathers in presidents including George Washington Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to civil rights and social activists like Martin Luther king junior Susan B. Anthony Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman as well as explorers an aviation pioneers such as the Wright brothers in Amelia Earhart trump's initial list includes generals Billy Graham and the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia absent are any native American or Hispanic people the White House declined to comment on how the list was assembled Ben Thomas Washington
The Jesus People
"This episode of five minutes in Church history. Let's just go back into the recent past about fifty years ago or so. So and the founding of the Jesus people are sometimes called the Jesus Movement or sometimes called Jesus freaks these folks began in nineteen sixty eight in California. This was the era of the Hippie. These hippies descended upon southern California and some churches there and some Christians there decided they would reach out out to these hippies and bring them to Christ and so we have the beginning of the Jesus Movement in Nineteen. seventy-one Billy Graham. I'm was invited to be the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade and as he sat in his float and it made its way down towards the Rose Bowl. He noticed that the streets were lined with literally hundreds of these long haired youth holding up one finger. Their Index Finger pointed to heaven with the one way sign and and that was the sign of the Jesus people. This caught Billy Graham's attention and he wrote a book called the Jesus generation that year went through many printings and sold well over a half half a million copies and put the Jesus people on the map of the media and on the map of the American church. Well what can we make of this phenomenon of the Jesus people well I we have to see that. They had a huge impact on American evangelicalism. They both reflected trends in American evangelicalism. Awesome and they also set some new trends. They tended to be very pentecostal. They focused very much on signs and wonders. And they were fixated on these supernatural super-natural experiences that they had an would share with each other. Secondly they totally changed the look of the church. These are not folks wearing suits and sitting in pews. These were tank top short flip flop wearing kids. Who would sit cross legged on the floor? But it wasn't always how they looked it was is also how they approached Church found this fascinating article from December. Twenty five nine thousand nine hundred seventy one in the San Bernardino County Sun Sun the newspaper for Hollywood and the article reads Pat Boone's home swimming pool used for baptisms Beverly Everley Hills California. It was actually picked up by the and the first sentence says in the swimming pool behind his magnificent home in posh Beverly Hills Pat Boone. Baptises the repentance. The article goes on to talk about within about six months time. Well over two hundred and fifty baptisms took place in Pat Boone's swimming pool and number of those baptisms were of musicians and that takes us to another significant impact of the Jesus people well. It was really here that we have the birth of what we call. CCM Christian contemporary music or the birth of Christian rock. Those early Pioneers and Christian Rock. We're Randy Stone Hill. And Larry Norman in fact it was. Larry Norman who published the song or wrote the song. Why should the devil have all the good music? Even even some secular artists got in on the mix. Paul stookey of Peter. Paul and Mary produced his Christian albums in the same era. This was the time. We're calvary chapel. Founded founded Maranatha in the Mirror Anathema label and that launched the praise and worship and course phenomenon. There's so much a part of American evangelicalism today. It all started there in one thousand nine hundred seventy among the Jesus people will lastly as we talk about the Jesus people what we see as they were very much less counter cultural and more within culture this was is true not only of music but of all forms of the arts and a forms how they approach the church. It was the Jesus people who launched not not only Christian music they really launched the Christian bookstore industry of the nineteen seventies and they launched so much that happened in the nineteen eighties with jackals locals getting involved in politics. Well what happened to the Jesus people. They SORTA faded in the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. I had a church history professor. who used to say what happened to them? While they all cut their hair started families and became insurance salesman. Well who knows but we do know that they left quite an impact on the American scene on the American aircon. Church in on American evangelicals. Well that's the Jesus. I'm Steve Nicol. Thanks for listening
Christianity Today made a moral case that Trump needs to go
"Dropping his family will spend the holidays at Mar a Lago in South Florida earlier trump turned to Twitter to criticize Christianity Today magazine founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham because of an editorial calling for his removal from office mark galli is the magazine's editor in chief any tells NPR I suspect that if I was in a room with them we could have a very amiable and delightful conversation but he does display characteristics that I think as a leader of a great nation like the United States are deeply problematic Graham's son Franklin who now heads his father's ministry and his daughter both critical of the
Christianity Today, an influential evangelical magazine, says Trump ‘should be removed from office’
"Days after the house voted to approve the articles of impeachment against the president a group thought to of as an ally calling for his removal from all the prominent evangelical magazine Christianity Today now says president trump should be removed from office out of quote not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the creator of the ten commandments the son of the late Reverend Billy Graham who founded the magazine says his father would not agree with and would be disappointed by the op ed boxes Kristin fish for the
Trump rips Christian magazine for saying he should be removed
"Christianity Today editor in chief more galleys written an editorial blaming the president for what he calls a blackened morally record he slanders people he tells him is characterized as people he outright lies he says things that are verbally abusive galley tells NPR and other outlets he does not expect the editorial to shift evangelical views of the president who is blasting the magazine as being far left it was founded by the late Billy Graham son Franklin is defending the president saying the magazine represents the evangelical community's left distal leaked many prominent evangelicals have boosted their support for the president during the impeachment push Sager mad Donnie at the White House
Trump rips evangelical magazine calling for his removal
"The president's deeply popular among evangelicals who stood by him despite a colored personal history but Christianity Today is published an editorial calling the president's conduct profoundly immoral and writes his removal from office is not a matter of partisan loyalties but rather a loyalty to the creator of the ten commandments the evangelical magazine was founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham but the president says the publication hasn't been involved with the Graham family for many years dismissing it as a far left publication the editorials writer tell CNN that's far from accurate but also says he does not suspected the editorial will shift evangelical views on the president soccer mad Connie at the White House
Influential Christian magazine's editorial calls for Trump to be removed from office
"In more news on impeachment. The most influential Evangelical magazine Christianity today has turned against trump and an editorial headlined trump should be removed from office. The magazine founded by the the Evangelical leader. Billy Graham accused trump of having a grossly immoral character
Christianity Today editorial calls for Trump's removal
"An editorial in Christianity Today it's magazine founded by the late evangelist Billy Graham decades ago since president trump conduct involving Ukraine is not only a violation of the constitution is profoundly immoral the editorial goes on the say the impeachment hearings illuminated the president's morals the moral deficiencies for everyone to see and is calling on Mr trump's removal from
Christianity Today, influential evangelical magazine, says Trump 'should be removed from office'
"Reports a top evangelical magazine Christianity Today founded by the late Reverend Billy Graham has come out saying the president trump should be removed from office very interesting to see whether or not this has any affect all the president's support from evangelicals so far in the past things the president done has not had any so hide any kind of
Mike Pence, Mister Foster And Bill Waller discussed on Radio From Hell
"Before announcing his campaign become Mississippi governor state representative Robert foster made a commitment to his wife heather you know Mrs foster all right that he would follow the Billy Graham rule which in his words means avoiding any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise of army his personal policy which is also used by vice president Mike pence father presented a problem for Mississippi today reporter let Russian Campbell citing the optics of it of Mister foster declined to ms Campbell's request for a fifteen hour right along and the last she brought a male colleague along with her you won't be able to control yourself Campbell and her editor objected on the grounds that it was sexist and it prevented her from completing a story assignment about the Republican contenders for governor term limits preventing common Phil Bryant a Republican from seeking reelection leaving an open seat in a hotly contested election three Republicans filed to run in the August six primary lieutenant governor Tate Reeves former state Supreme Court justice bill Waller junior and Mister foster they're also eight Democrats running and so resources reporters were restricted in trying to cover all of these so she said I want to ride along with you just so I can get a big long interview with you yeah I know you want and then then the view then the voters can get to know you and you think that this would be a good thing for him yeah ms Campbell's relationship with Mister foster dated from November when she received a tip that he planned to join the governor's race she's been camera covering his candidacy in following up but no you can't ride along with me and less there's a man come along with you ms Campbell said I I just didn't know how to respond to it I mean did did he think she wouldn't be able to resist coming on the hill or she wouldn't be able to resist coming on to her says what's really funny about this whole thing is I don't even
Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg Told to Repent for Being Gay
"Presidency e o of the Billy Graham evangelistic association. Franklin Graham, calling on democratic presidential hopeful people to judge to repent for being gazing homosexuality is quote. Something to be repenting of not something to be flaunted praised or politicized.
"billy graham" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Billy graham as a kind of symbol or metaphor a good of face of god of optimism bush rights billy graham taught me that reading the bible by helped me make a better person he told me about one of the bible's most fundamental lessons when should strive to be better but we're all sinners who earn god's love not too are good deeds but through his grace profound concept it did not fully grasp that but it's great thought of course there's nothing wrong with good deeds but it is through god's grace we've open sober all these years the present i and millions of other people were not heroes were just one of many but faith allowed us permitted us directed us to behave differently behave better be better people and that president quote some he got a package billy graham was a copy the living bible he inscribed at included a reference to filipions one six i quote and i am certain that god who began good work within you will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when jesus christ return and then he goes on to say his cairns teachings meaning billy graham were.
"billy graham" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The nation's highest distinctions for america's pastor of the reverend billy graham they've selected him to lyon honor in the us capitol rotunda reverend billy graham spokesperson marked a moss said thursday that the public will be able to pay their respects to graham next week franklin received a letter this morning from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and speaker paul ryan how seeking approval to proceed with arrangements in the congress for billy grams remains to lie in honor in the rotunda of the capitol next week at the families granted approval for the congress to proceed with that process and the speaker's office announced that mr graham align honoring the rotunda on wednesday uh wednesday february twenty eight next wednesday until thursday morning march one monday and tuesday here on this property will be open to the public for a lie in repos hour mr graham's casket will be in the billy graham library and hand um we had said that that that line repos tom for the public could be extended as warranted uh big now though will not be extended beyond but tuesday night now the uh now the.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Kind of political polarity um i think uh his son you know doesn't hold as brought an audience and i think one of the reasons is because he's he tends to be more strident in the side of politics that he focuses on well stephen pro you mentioned the billy graham was close to democrats and republicans alike whereas franklin graham his son is known for his very close association and endorsement of donald trump for example and almost no democrat that i know of no considers himself close to franklin graham yeah i think you see in the family that this development in american evangelicalism when iowa when i was in a college in the late seventies and early '80s at evangelicals were to a great extent on the left to me jimmy carter was the evangelical was a democrat on mark hatfield the senator a republican senator from oregon was an evangelical but he was a liberal as well and um i think what you've seen over time is that the increasingly with the rise of jerry falwell in the more majority in ronald reagan that uh evangelical um leaders kinda got in bed with a with one party with the republican party and franklin graham is in my view the sort of a pit me of this move where where he really has become uh in my opinion a kind of political hack who who uses his uh platform developed by his father to simply rubberstamp whatever the republican party might say and as an admirers.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"The agreement bench listrik association several years ago with billy graham declining and healthy basically turned over his ministry to his son franklin graham and brad harper um there two different characters aren't they franklin graham and his father billy graham uh yes definitely um when i just look at it uh personally uh i see in billy graham especially for later billy graham but even the early billy graham um i deeper focus really just on this issue of telling people about jesus uh jesus being the center of his message uh and in some senses even when he was connected to political power uh which i think he was chastened about later on in his wife i think for him it's still always came back to this message of of jesus and less uh a message of politics or you know exalting america or even trying to shape uh america's sociocultural lee i find that's different with his son i am not that he doesn't teach about jesus not that he doesn't talk about it uh he certainly does uh but i find with him sometimes uh a more more of a willingness to address american social cultural issues but but often to do it from just one side um that i often find uh troubling um i think billy felt you know as he got later on his life city that perhaps he didn't address some social issues strongly enough um but but even when he did on his addressing of them seemed to be less uh less towards the political right uh and out of his son and and and because of that i think that's why uh billy graham was always able to draw and a larger more diverse audience uh people that listen to him because he didn't focus on that.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I'm sorry for you mention franklin franklin graham is billy graham son yes but mocked harder worked at mind college in that had at the music department and i had the pleasure of hearing philly graham speak at gates our chapel in mind treat on certain occasions phone sunday and i grew up with franklin and i wanted to say that although his preaching men or sometimes to come the fierceness empower of his police show she i'm sorry in this pro life he was the two kinds into a normal flow in he in ruth always lead by example and with such dignity and my thoughts and prayers go out to the graham family and i know that he's in a better place but montre was pretty need says thank you thank you for sharing those thoughts on and i'm sure the grim so may pre sheets that as well tell us a little bit about montre which is where billy graham died this morning and that was basically that part of north carolina was where he grew up listening um i'm i don't know that he grew up there franklin crew up there they tell us about a um uh it's a wonderful place it's like heaven it heavens any better than mine trees but is just the beautiful little mountain village and it's just special and surrounded by the isn't hopes smoky mountains with the majesty and grace image just such a special place in monterey colleges which meet stone buildings in that just as an inspirational place so it's no wonder that he wanted to live there and be in that special place and spend despoiled days there thank you so much for calling bonnie with both my guest even prompt through in a brand harbor i wanted to take up this issue of the post billy graham um trajectory of the bill.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That in recent years in an era where it's so difficult to find those figures because of our polarization i think that uh president trump uh was at his ninetyfifth uh birthday uh in north carolina and with that appearance theory wasn't president at the time but i think it can be sad that billy graham met personally with virtually i think every single us president from harry truman on and we are going out of this segment with a performance by epa waters the singer often toured with glee graham on his crusades here's a 1950 seven performance of her version of the spiritual his i is on the sparrow at madison square garden during graham's famed greater new york city crusade i'm tom gelatin this is on point so singh the laura is on i know.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Profound with me he um he had this nothing but grace just he was a humble kind soul that was put here on this earth there is no doubt so that we all would be better people no thank you thank you so much for that remembrance rhonda and let's go now to shave who is calling from both furred south carolina hello chair on on point radio hi tom it's beaufort south carolina for it actually my note here is says that by the sometimes i don't even read my own producers notes i'm so sorry no that's fine i just wanted to say on my name is she a and i was named after george beverley to do with always a part of the crusade though he was a big partner ability lou grant he her wise and i had the pleasure of um meeting george beverley say at the anaheim stadium um years ago and um i grew up with billy graham um just you just his his message and three my father who was a southern baptist minister than what are your thoughts to them what are your thoughts to the uh my thoughts today are um just how fortunate america and the world was to ever have um heard his message and to know what he meant to so very many well thank you so much for sharing those thoughts with a shea and joining us now from portland oregon his brad harper he's a historian of american evangelical ism an appraiser professor of theology had mo noma university brad thanks so much for being with us thanks for having me com and brad we've spoken about this before you have followed a stephen provera was saying you've been you have followed sort of the evolution of american evangelical ism uh one of the things that we've been talking about today is where billy graham fit in that trajectory of american evangelical ism for beginning with the fundamentalists of the late nineteenth century in early twentiethcentury how do you tell that story.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Television bring that into them these mass meetings in places like a madison square garden but one thing that i think uh was interesting about him in a important about him in this goes too little to your exchange on with a doctor moeller is that um at the nine eleven uh talk there at the memorial you know the wasn't any denunciation of islam by by billy graham and and i think that that indicates a kind of broadmindedness that he had when he came to race when it came to to religion and when it came to denominations when he did his new york city crusade are inactive fifty seven he invited these liberal mainline denominations in that was very controversial among the evangelicals of fundamentalists who had been supporting him because they weren't even consider to be christians if they're an united methodist or if they were lutherans flare pyschopath millions like i was race um um and but graham said no you know we need to include we need to have a broad tent we need to include all these people and that tent on extended not to the the point where he thought that muslims were going to be saved you know on he thought that salvation was only through jesus but he wasn't so convinced he knew exactly what jesus who's who's going do with everybody i think preachers now in in my mind many of them are sort of annoyingly convinced themselves about exactly what's happening to everyone and that's different from being confused about the gospel is because i i agree that graham was never confused about that but he was open to the possibility that may be jesus would figure out a way to save a united methodist and may be jesus would figure out a way to save a muslim too and we should point out and you mentioned this briefly he was a product of the south and he started preaching in the 40s and of course in the fifties at a time of segregation in the south he never allowed her certainly after a first couple of years.
"billy graham" Discussed on 1A
"And it was a special program about billy graham and the question was who has been most influential in your spiritual life and my response and i'm reading in billy graham he was constantly broadminded forgiving ombo in his treatment of others he has reached out equally for opportunities to serve god to all people black or white american up laura man or woman well my testimony today is that i'm just one up tens of billions of people who spiritual lives have been shaped by kilogram that's former president jimmy carter speaking at the dedication of the billy graham library in two thousand seven professor netflix kip what was it about billy graham that made him as some people have called him the pastor to presidents combined uh i mean you can hear from what um president carter with fan combine sort of a method of love and add an old fashioned sort of downhome southern charm with uh quite a bit of political savvy and new i mean he had a certain kind of ambition he um you know befriended presidents and spoke uh spoke in corridors of power um and preached in ways that could reach broader audience is so he was also useful to presidents in that regard as sort of showing their their religious sides um but he he presented sort of a softer side of this evangelical movement that it was better known for preaching fire and brimstone before that and was known as divisive um he brought it back into more of a mainstream view debbie wrote on our facebook page billy graham changed my life as sixteen year old girl watching him on television because my mom wouldn't allow me to go to church with my boyfriend he told me about jesus than how he loves us rip sir i'm sure your with christ today jeff i think that's one of the big aspects of.
"billy graham" Discussed on 1A
"The in st louis professor kip welcome hello professor let me start with you where do we begin unpacking the legacy of billy graham i think probably the best way to understand his influence in the 20th century was as the evangelical ambassador um some people referred to him as the protestant pope uh but he wasn't ambassador in the fence that he could reach out to conservative protestants with his old fashioned old time he gospel message but could also reach out to lip more liberal christians and even catholics which was unheard of in those days um in from the protestant world um in terms of sort of bringing them into sort of social issues in reaching out around issues like um race or uh you know just just trying to preach a message of love to talk about how billy graham is being remembered in these hours after his passing in north carolina he passed away at his home in north caroline a right that's correct in monte and again he was ninety nine he has not been in great health for a number of years but still and he's an icon he's an icon in america but certainly in north carolina perhaps the most influential north carolinian that there has ever been and this will be a m a major event here at remembering him the funeral the memorial service i would expect its early but i would expect that if it worked with his schedule the president will be here and probably some other living presidents because as you noted in as we've heard him on public radio throughout the morning this was america's pastor he met with every president from truman to obama twelve consecutive presidents both parties and often had the ear of of the commander in chief jimmy carter was one of those presidents he spoke at the dedication of the billy graham library back in two thousand seven here is part of what president carter had to say they've on invite him he wants to be on fox television.
"billy graham" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"From wbur boss from an npr i'm tom gelatin and this is on point any consideration of modern evangelical christianity in america must begin with billy graham no one else has ever been called america's pastor over a preaching career that lasted more than six decades he reached audiences around the world graham's rallies he called them crusades often ended with him calling people up to the stage to accept jesus christ as their save his oratory and charisma with legendary us presidents turned to him for council he was an evangelical christian leader in the time before americans were polarized along religious and ideological larence billy graham who was ninety nine died this morning at his mountain home in north carolina this hour on point the life and legacy of billy graham and billy graham first attracted national media attention with a series of revival meetings in los angeles in 1949 he erected circus tense in a parking lot there and preach to large audiences five your trusted christ jesus was fatya tonight i am glad pretended otherwise we close let the lord jesus christ can be receive your sins folk given yup burdens lifted you up problems solved by turning your life both at the him right penton of your skin and turning to jesus christ this thing as you can hear their billy graham spoke with great energy great power great charisma the but he also was focused on his own final days as early as in 1988 when in an interview with larry king billy graham looked ahead and spoke about his expectations for his final moment on earth when i come to the moment of death of leave it at that moment is going to be an angel that will take me by the hand than usher man to the presence of the lord and i'm going to be in his presence and it's going to be the most pay.
"billy graham" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Tour sarcoma dot org back we lost billy graham last night which is happy day for him and a happy day uh in some ways for his family um but uh a sad day for us billy graham if if you're not my age you might think he was just oh he's one of those televangelist now he was billy graham uh he was a he was a cut above and a of oh chested different kind of man everybody everybody else is a cheap knock off of billy graham and i say that with respect to uh the others but they would even tell you cheap knock off of billy graham remarkable remarkable man um there's a couple of other things that uh we've sent destroyers into the black sea to send russia a message uh things are are heating up on that front uh the media still not giving you the full story on uh on russia and what it means the media's now starting to uh go to people's houses and say did you know that you were doing approach trump rally there was financed by russia uh yeah msnbc cnn did you know that you were promoting an anti trump rally that was paid for and organized by russia as well imagine a an indictment comes out that shows that glad you were promoting something like that of something that was a priority all trumper over it saying oh my guy hit it was at auckland us that this is here that he did i mean we talked the the the very early things that this agency did with russia one of the things they did was to plant proputin comments on the blaze dot com we told you about it at the time and we told you about it recently again is a popped up in the news now genetic defect our coverage at all it was just in the commons section but still they targeted the blaze specifically in this shows this has nothing to do with trump people were trying to make this about trump is is not about that it is much bigger and earlier this is about sowing the seeds of discontent it is why they funded protrump an anti trump rallies but if you are on record promoting one of these rallies and then you.
"billy graham" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Nobody every single day the temptations of the snake thing was i hated the name but you know we change of snake we went to the white the alba bino python which i thought looked cools hale and just change it up and can change presentation little bit why does you hate the name i don't know i i don't this is brother love's saying i hate biblical lay eggs unreligious names like that or because it was alleged in power it was love would mind was with this was revelations somewhere in february melts billy graham ran an inspirational message combined with a wrestling match which was jake roberts versus billion rison and a video uh show on his and roberts career on march third and phoenix before sixty five hundred at a local church reports we received on it were very positive do you remember um billy graham superstar billy graham not the pastor billy graham sort of uh tag team in with jake here because billy at different times was on the outs with the company right yeah billy kinda goes in and out nine let's just let's just superstar raise he superstar billy graham but um nah it was something the jake had committed to an we did have a problem with it in march jake his taming with savia vega two big goal dust in the one two three kid a series a house shows and then they do a dark match before raw on march eleven with just jaekun ahmed johnson taking on oh and heart and british bulldog how do you think uh jake enjoyed working with olam ed.