Have you heard about Kanye West?
The rapper-singer-songwriter-influencer has been holding Sunday Services for the last several months. Sunday Services that sound and look a lot like an alive, excited church. Click here to read more.
I don’t know what your feelings are regarding Kanye and it really doesn’t matter – please know I am not being rude. What does matter is this – people are hearing about Jesus and asking Him to be their Savior. Phil and I watched his Sunday Service from Lakewood Church where Joel Olsteen pastors. Click here to view on YouTube. I am not an Olsteen or Kanye fan but as the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi:
“It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,” Philippians 1:15-18
Kanye appears to be a new creation. He speaks of his salvation. He seems sincere. He wants to change his previous music lyrics to a “G” rating. He is using his platform to spread the gospel through music and the spoken word with a boldness that is refreshing and invigorating. His choir is amazing – amazing – amazing – gifted vocalists who are lifting up the name of Jesus.
I am excited to see what God will do with this eager disciple with a large circle of influence. There is potential to share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus with thousands and thousands of people. Kanye’s recent conversion inspires me to be bolder in my faith and to use my tiny bit of influence to share my love for Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
May we pray for Kanye. May we have a boldness to speak up. May we not worry about what others might say. Like Kanye, let’s shout, “Jesus is King!”
Cheering you on!