Why Easter Matters: 10 Quotes From Billy Graham

By   •   March 30, 2018

Billy Graham

Billy Graham had a lot to say over the years about Christ’s death and resurrection—what he called the two “most important events in human history.” Here are some quotes from 60 years of ministry.

“Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless.”

“The cross shows us the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.”

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’”

“Why is it that the cross has become the symbol of Christianity? It is because at the cross Jesus purchased our redemption and provided a righteousness which we could not ourselves earn.”

“God undertook the most dramatic rescue operation in cosmic history. He determined to save the human race from self-destruction, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to salvage and redeem them. The work of man’s redemption was accomplished at the cross.”

“Sin’s masterpiece of shame and hate became God’s masterpiece of mercy and forgiveness. Through the death of Christ upon the cross, sin itself was crucified for those who believe in Him.”

“If Jesus had not risen from the dead, no right-minded person would have glorified anything so hideous and repulsive as a cross stained with the blood of Jesus. … An unopened grave would never have opened heaven.”

“The resurrection of Christ changed the midnight of bereavement into a sunrise of reunion; it changed the midnight of disappointment into a sunrise of joy; it changed the midnight of fear to a sunrise of peace.”

“Before the resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit came upon individuals only on certain occasions for special tasks. But now, after the resurrection, Christ through the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer to give us supernatural power in living our daily lives.”

“The resurrection blasts apart the finality of death, providing an alternative to the stifling, settling dust of death and opens the way to new life.”



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  1. FeliciaYates says:

    I’m thankful that we can rest in the promise of our King of Kings. Jesus is coming sooner I hope!

  2. FeliciaYates says:

    Resurrection Day with the promise of our King of Kings Jesus is coming soon!

  3. Manuel Villarreal says:

    Just checking on the quotations from Billy Graham as I am trying to reach others through Christ Jesus. Using his quotations makes it easier to explain God’s love

  4. Maseko Ns says:

    May our God bless you.

  5. Olawale Daniel says:

    I love this powerful man of God. His quotes are inspiring and encouraging. May God continue to strengthen Billy.

  6. Susanne Hastings says:

    Glory to God. Thank you for your faithfulness. May the church be resurrected this Easter and the world know Jesus came. Once and for all.

  7. Baia says:

    The empty cross and the empty tomb remind us that in Jesus Christ the Risen Son of God, we have a Savior, Salvation and a Hope for Eternal Life! With prayers and all good wishes, HAPPY EASTER!


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