Rev. Billy Graham's grandson Tullian Tchividjian has resurfaced from an adultery scandal with a new wife and a preaching on God's redemption.
Last summer, Tchividjian had lost both his wife and his church because of a cheating scandal. On Saturday, his new wife Stacie confirmed his remarriage when she posted about his sermon at a California-based non-denominational church, The Christian Post reports.
"What an honor it was to be invited to Spring Hills Community Church and sincerely welcomed by such a loving staff and congregation! Our time in Santa Rosa was too short, but SO wonderful," said Stacie in her Facebook post over the weekend. "... Tullian Tchividjian (my amazing Hubby!) delivered an authentic, powerful message."
Tchividjian, on the other hand, also put up a similar Facebook post highlighting his Oct. 31 sermon. His preaching included a flashback to his teenage years when his psychologist father caught him cutting class, but the Post observes that it may also have referred to his latest scandal.
Last summer, Tchividjian released a statement saying he resigned as a pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida after he revealed that his wife was having an affair. He had requested a sabbatical and separated from his wife as she continued her affair, The Washington Post recalls.
However, Tchividjian embarrassedly admitted that he ended up in an inappropriate relationship when he leaned on a friend during those rocky times. Billy Graham's grandson later filed for divorce from his former wife Kim and the South Florida Presbytery deposed him of his pastoral credentials.
"If you've ever been caught up in a secret that you don't want anyone to know, or if you've ever struggled with an addiction of some sort, or you've been living a lie to certain degree, there's a part of you that does not want to get caught, obviously," Tchividjian commented on his sermon. "But there is another part down deep inside that recognizes you're enslaved to whatever it is that you're doing and that you need help."
Tchividjian admitted that there is a part of him that wanted to get caught, knowing that he could not extricate himself alone from the mess. In the sermon, he explained that Christians' feeling of self-righteousness acts as a barrier between them and God. Until a person acknowledges his mistakes, he will never be able to see God's goodness, he added.