Pop music superstar Justin Bieber was apparently touched by a sermon delivered by Pastor Carl Lentz at Hillsong NYC church last Sunday.
“Love to my guy @carllentzNYC for the amazing sermon at church this morning. Love you man. I broke down today. Thank u :),” Bieber tweeted Sunday night. He also called the day as "Great Sunday so far."
Bieber was in New York City over the weekend for Fashion Week. He went to worship at the Hillsong NYC church before his appearance at a runway show Sunday night. Pastor Lentz delivered a message titled "There Goes the Neighborhood" during the service.
According to Americapreachers.com, Bieber believed God has a purpose in making him a pop star, "Not just because I'm talented, but because God had a purpose for me to just help people."
A compilation of clips of Justin talking about his faith & relationship with God. Enjoy :)
CP friend Pianogal4Him commented:
If Justin Bieber really wants the world to know about his faith, he'll stop hanging out and trying to be like his thug friends, stop running around acting like the rules don't apply to him, and stop messing around with girls. Then maybe someone will listen to what you have to say about your faith.
CP friend Karen Elizabeth responsed:
I attend Hillsong NYC and I'm proud and happy to be a part of a church where anyone, from Justin Beiber to a homeless person, can (and do) come to experience the love of God in a non-judgmental environment. "Come as you are" means that we acknowledge that God can work with any person, no matter how broken or downtrodden and that all people have the right to the salvation that Jesus bought with his life on the cross.
So when Justin Beiber comes to church we don't see his shortcomings, or his money and fame. He's simply another person with pain and struggles who has every right to experience his savior. And who remembers that about him? Not many people I would bet. Most are too busy judging him or trying to grasp a piece of his "influence." He's welcome to be himself at Hillsong NYC. No judgment, just understanding, truth, and love.