from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
On Saturday, March 19, Will Graham participated in an outreach called Raise Bakersfield. The open-air event, which was sponsored and organized by Christian leaders in the Bakersfield, California community, featured live music by several local artists as well as Grammy-nominated band Leeland. Graham preached three separate messages throughout the day, with more than 100 people making a decision for Christ.
“The Bible says that we are all sinners, and sin separates us from God. How does a sinful man like you and me have a right relationship with God? We’ll go to church, we’ll help people, we’ll be religious, we’ll be smart, we’ll be good—but we still fall short,” said Graham.
“But the Bible says that God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. The only answer is Jesus! He laid down His life. It was God coming to man. Not man coming to God.”
Graham followed up his time in Bakersfield with a multi-day seminar at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, March 25-27.
For more information on Will Graham visit BillyGraham.org.