During an economic down time, most church members trudge to church to pray for God’s providence to sustain them in times of need. Most of these folks may not even get so much as a handshake as they walk in and take a back seat. Others have lost their jobs and are considering relocating. The body of Christ is the church. They fellowship together and pray together in good and bad times. They seek God’s face and intercede for each other. But most important and above all things-the church has a commission to preach the gospel. Does the gospel message change when a celebrity comes to a church meeting? Do we bring out the bells and whistles so that we can show how hip and cool we are? Well I will leave the answer to the well placed celebrity pastors:
It appears Puff Daddy AKA Diddy stopped by Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Potters House for Sunday morning worship last Sunday. Following Diddy’s tweets it’s apparent that he’s been thinking about God a lot lately.
The week before the Superbowl Diddy started a Christian frenzy when he tweeted that he wanted to fill his I-Pod up with Gospel music. He asked Twitter followers what artists should he download. Comments started pouring in.
Might seem small but getting Diddy on fire for Christ would be a huge victory for the Kingdom of God (sic). Just one tweet to his more then 3 million followers garners the passions of his most loyal fans. Later Diddy was talking to ex-NFL player Dion Sanders about what Gospel events to attend during Superbowl weekend down in Dallas. This coming from the man known for throwing some of the biggest parties in history. It seemed like his heart this weekend was on a spiritual mission.
Bishop Jakes tweeted this to Diddy “@iamdiddy…was so glad that you were with us at The Potter’s House this past Sunday for worship. You are in our prayers.” ~Path Magazine
Pick me! Pick me! Oh Fluffy or what ever your name is. Let me choose a good gospel song you can play as you drive a way from church and you can play it in the club too. It will remind you constantly of the message that Church is all about. If Jakes mellowed the Sunday message this song surely will not. It is my favorite and I know you will love it. Turn the volume to MAX and close your eyes and recite the words of Stuwart Townend’s hymn How Deep The Father’s Love:
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocing voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that left Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I knoww that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast inJesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
A last word of advice if you go to church next time and the message gets watered down without any mention of sin and righteousness just scream, “I am a church celebrity get me outta here!”
PS: I don’t know if you will still thereafter get any more tweets reminding you to return and sign CDs.