Popstar Justin Bieber is challenging his 117 million followers on Instagram to put their trust in Jesus, sharing a pair of videos of a preaching event at Kanye West’s “Sunday Service.”
Both clips that Bieber shared feature the same sermon of Pastor Rich Wilkerson which encourages people to follow Jesus in a world of uncertainty and trouble.
CBN News reports:
Sharing two clips of the same event, Bieber posted footage of Pastor Rich Wilkerson speaking at Kanye West’s “Sunday Service,” event, with the captions “WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU PUT YOUR TRUST IN JESUS,” and “Put your trust in jesus.”
During his preach, Wilkerson, who pastors the popular “VOUS Church” in Miami, can be heard declaring that, “whether you believe in God or not, He still believes in you” — a soundbite that was met with rapturous applause and shouts of “Amen!”
“It’s not an accident or a coincidence that you showed up here,” the preacher challenged. “He brought you here. That is our prayer today. That you would hear from Him today, that you would hear His voice.”
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CBN News reports Bieber has not been shy opening up about his Christian faith, especially once he began dating his now-wife, model Hailey Beiber (formerly Hailey Baldwin).
He was initially criticized by mainstream media and Hollywood when he said he had decided to remain abstinent until his marriage and that he was prioritizing Jesus in their relationship.
In the years since, Bieber has been transparent and open concerning his personal life and struggles.
“Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys. Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird,” Bieber wrote in a post earlier this year, CBN News reports. “I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on..”
Despite the criticism and that he has not released a solo album since 2015, Bieber has remained one of the world’s most well-known pop stars.