Finishing Strong: GOD TV CEO, Ward Simpson shares his thoughts on Billy Graham’s Funeral
“The elders who direct the affairs of the Church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” (1 Timothy 5:17)
On March 2nd, the day of Billy Graham’s funeral we take time out to honor one of the greatest evangelists of our time. For this reason, I have interrupted GOD TV’s usual schedule to broadcast Billy Graham’s funeral LIVE at 12.00 pm Eastern (17.00 GMT)
We know that our viewers around the world have been impacted by his far-reaching ministry and would all love to attend his funeral if they could. Giving our viewers the opportunity to watch the service on GOD TV is the next best option. A front row seat!
More importantly, since one of the main pillars of GOD TV is ‘SOULS’ we see this not simply as a funeral, but as a great opportunity to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
This is also a time and opportunity to show the world how we love, honor, respect, and treat the generals in God‘s Kingdom. This is in keeping with 1 Timothy 5;17 which tells us that those who preach and teach God’s Word are worthy of double honor.
GOD TV stands with the global Christian community in extending double honour to Rev Graham. We thank God for his life and will continue to preserve his legacy. We pray that God will raise up many more Billy Grahams in the years to come as we pursue revival across every form of media.
Finally, this funeral is a time of celebration for the Body of Christ worldwide. It is a time of reflection for each of us. A time of encouragement to inspire, excite us and motivate us towards finishing strong as Rev Graham finished strong.
We are taking this opportunity to show the world a vivid picture of the race we are all called to run. The marathon that is set before each and every one of us as believers. Rev Billy Graham is a genuine example of a man who ran the marathon, who ran the race and finished well.
This article was written by Ward Simpson, who leads the global GOD TV network. Ward is the host of many GOD TV broadcasts including his series Today With Ward. A leader at Brownsville, his passion is souls, Israel and revival.