Airpool Karaoke with Kanye West immerses James Corden and his huge audience in the phenomenum that is the Sunday Service. What is there not to like about mainstream culture talking about Jesus and listening to gospel music? This is the very same popular culture which has been becoming increasingly Christophobic.
Also on board the airplane were more than 100 members of a gospel choir who break into powerful unacompanied singing. James is clearly impressed and drawn in by the whole situation. He seems genuinely surprised and intrigued to hear Kanye speak about his new found faith. This is a 20 minutes of your life you won’t regret spending on listening to an interview.
“God has always had a plan for me and he always wanted to use me. But I think he wanted me to suffer more. He wanted people to see my suffering, see my pain, and put stigmas on me. Have me go through all the human experiences so now when I talk about how Jesus saved me more people can relate to that experience . . . God came and out this thing on my heart and said are you ready to be in service to Him” – Kanye West
Caught up in the moment James enthuses:
“I don’t know if its the plane, or the altitude, or just coz we are in the sky, but I am starting to feel closer to God!” – James Corden
In case you think that the whole plane idea was a studio set, they were on their way to be part of last Sunday’s spectacular LA service. You can also watch the full video of that event below.
The songs are inspirational with the large choir the focus of the dramatic production. There is a short simple yet clear sermon based on John 3:16. Towards the end Kanye West sings with simple faith, “Jesus loves me yes I know, for the Bible tells me so” The event then closed out with what is also the last song of his new album Jesus is King.
“Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, Jesus is Lord.”
During that last song a closing prayer asked that the audience “let the love of Christ show this week” and made a call for the crowd to receive Jesus.
As I said over the weekend, Christians should be rejoicing at this high profile proclamation of the gospel right into the midst of our modern, cynical, godless culture.
West tells Corden int he above interview that he has spiritually woken up. Let us pray that many thousands experience a similar awakening.
Sunday Service at The Forum Venue in Los Angeles 27 October 2019
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