Rev. Billy Graham gives final sermon on 95th birthday Thursday

Rev. Billy Graham gives final sermon on 95th birthday Thursday

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Billy Graham gave his final sermon Thursday night to our nation. Billy Graham gave his final sermon Thursday night to our nation.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WATE) - Billy Graham gave his final sermon Thursday night to our nation.

A birthday party was held for the 95-year-old. Hundreds came out to honor him including politicians, business leaders, and entertainers.

The man, who ministered to millions, has released his most recent gospel messaged called "The Cross" and part of it includes his hopes for America's future.

Reverend Billy Graham has preached sermons for nearly 60 years. But Thursday was said to be an end of an era.

Graham released a video believed to be his final sermon airing on stations throughout the nation.

"When I began preaching many years ago it was not with any thoughts that I would be preaching to large audiences. God has done this," said Graham in the video.

Graham's pastor Reverend Don Wilton led those in attendance through prayer.

"Thank you for the way God has used you so mightily just to show people all around the world about the fact that God loves us," said Wilton.

Graham spoke briefly during the celebration, thanking those who stood beside him.

"Kif I want to thank you. This celebration is partly for you as well and I want to thank you for all that you have meant to me through all these years," added Graham.

The man who ministered to millions says in his sermon called "The Cross" America is in great need of a spiritual awakening.

"There have been times I have wept as I've gone city to city and I've seen how far people have wandered from God. Of all the things that can change people's lives and hearts. There is a way if you come by way of the cross," said Graham.

If you would like to watch the sermon in its entirety you can click here.

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