Weddings are beautiful, holy celebrations of two people and two families becoming one, joined together in Christ forever. Families and friends gather to celebrate, pastors and loved ones share encouraging and inspiring words, meals are shared and bread is broken, and love is honored above all. "God set forth his plan for marriage in Scripture," author Catherine Strode Parks said in her book A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day, and weddings can reflect what he designed marriage to reflect - the beauty of Christ's love for his bride, the church. Parks and her mother Linda Strode recognize there are two occasions in most lives that give believers an opportunity to publicly share the Gospel with their friends and family: weddings and funerals. And only one happens while the believer is there to participate, explains Erin Roach. By valuing the Bible more than bridal magazines, believers can use their special day as an occasion for more than an elegant party and warm memories, she says. "We are made to worship the Creator, not his creations," Parks and Strode write. "And so our desire must be for our Creator to receive the glory in our weddings as we present the Gospel for all to see." Here are 10 beautiful Christian songs that will help you turn your wedding into worship:
Rapper Kanye West dropped his latest album, "Jesus is King" in October, and fans and critics alike are buzzing about it. The singer's 180 from traditional rap music to worship music has caused most of the commotion, but when one looks at the song's lyrics, they are flooded with Bible verses, references to hymns and Christian ideas. So all analysis of the music aside, where exactly does the rapper mention the Word of the Lord, and how accurate is he?
Celebrity conversions aren’t easy to navigate. In fact, the ongoing reaction to reports that Kanye West has been born again, is serious about his faith, and is even considering seminary, all in association with the title and content of his much-anticipated music project “Christ is King,” sounded more than vaguely familiar to those of us at the Colson Center.
Brothers and sisters, it is never our responsibility to judge the soul of another, regardless of an individual’s past.
Christian rapper TobyMac released a gut-wrenching statement on Facebook Thursday evening regarding the death of his 21-year-old son, Truett McKeehan.
Johnny Cash experienced both commercial and artistic success across many musical genres throughout his landmark career. His songs demonstrated an uncommon virtuosity with blended elements of country, folk, rockabilly, and Americana. But the “Man in Black” derived the greatest joy from singing and writing gospel songs. In fact, he originally pitched himself as a gospel singer to Sun Records’ Sam Phillips when he first approached him for a record contract in the 1950s. Here are four Johnny Cash songs that point to God: Photo Credit: ©Wikimedia Commons
Three of the year’s biggest artists in Christian Music – For King and Country, Lauren Daigle and Danny Gokey – and the groundbreaking pro-life movie Unplanned won big this weekend at the K-Love Fan awards bringing home a collective total of 6 awards.
Popular contemporary Christian group Hillsong United kicked off their People album release week on Monday by performing on Good Morning America.
Four-time Grammy Nominated Christian singer and songwriter Matthew West premiered his new song on Friday, and it packs a powerful pro-life punch.
Discover the lyrics, meaning, origin and more of the world-famous hymn Amazing Grace. Also, watch some of the best performances ever recorded of this renowned Christian song.
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