‘Only One Gospel’ for Massachusetts

By Ron Nickel, TJ Petrino and Paul Sherar   •   May 26, 2019

Franklin Graham shared the hope of Christ with an estimated 5,600 people during the fourth stop of the Decision America Northeast Tour in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Saturday night.
West Springfield is about 90 miles west of Boston, on the banks of the Connecticut River. The city sits just south of the Pioneer Valley, a region popular for hiking or just admiring God’s creation. For you basketball fans, hoops was invented nearby at the Springfield YMCA in 1891; subsequently The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is located here.
The seven-state tour began May 19. The one-night events are centered around prayer for each local community, state and our nation. Previous stops include Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; and Manchester, New Hampshire.
David Crowder and his band helped lead worship Saturday night. In a reference to Christians and non-believers on his website, the musical artist writes: “I think that we are all a lot more the same than we are different. We’re all just dirt and water and the breath of God.”
Jesus healed the sick, cured the blind and brought the dead back to life. He’s still doing miracles today, and He loves you. Ask Him into your heart and receive His peace and salvation .
New England may have cold winters, but the body of Christ here in Springfield has warm hearts for their neighbors who don’t know Him. Many church members volunteered to help with the event.
Many in post-Christian New England don’t have the peace they can find in a personal relationship with Jesus . That’s why Franklin Graham brought the Decision America Tour to the Northeast, along with many other cities since it began in 2016.
At each stop, trained prayer volunteers spend anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour, one-on-one with those who surrender their lives to the Lord. They help people understand what living a Christian life means, and also pray with them.
As a believer, worshipping God is a privilege. It’s an expression of love for our Heavenly Father, for all He’s done for us. God gave His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross for our sins. We need to tell God we're sorry and turn from our sin, then ask Him for forgiveness.
What a crowd Saturday night. Read more about the West Springfield event.
The Decision America tour honors God, and this Memorial Day weekend, we are especially grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom.
One of Dennis Agajanian's favorite tunes is a soulful song about John the Baptist.
“Religion is not enough," Franklin Graham said. "Religion cannot save you. There’s lots of religions in this world, but there’s only one Jesus. There’s only one Gospel.”
Chester sported a Decision America Northeast Tour shirt.
Area churches have been praying for months that the Holy Spirit will soften hearts, move through the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds and draw new believers to Him.
The Decision America Northeast Tour rolls south on Sunday to East Providence, Rhode Island. Pray that more and more people will listen to God's voice and open their hearts to Him.