This is not a joke. Thursday, June 2, comedian, Steve Harvey hosted a segment of “Praise the Lord” on TBN in their Dallas, TX studio (TBN also have studios near Los Angeles in Santa Ana, CA). His guests were renowned Gospel music artist, Kirk Franklin, comedian, Ricky Smiley and actors/Gospel recording artists, David and Tamela Mann.
Like or not, God uses the foolish things to confound the wise. Harvey admits he is still in the process of becoming a pretty good Christian. The truth is all Believers are in the process of becoming better living examples as Christians-including this writer. Some may have been delivered from more sinful ways than others. Never -the -less the Bible makes it clear that compared to God our righteousness is as filthy rags and we will struggle with our sinful nature until Christ returns and gives us a new (sinless) body.
Harvey’s entertainment career is skyrocketing. In addition to his sold out live concerts and movie appearances, Steve has authored a best-selling book , hosts his own nationally aired radio show, “The Morning Show” and was recently hired as a game show host on “The Family Feud”. In spite of all his success, Steve told the audience his being invited to be a host (by TBN co-owner, Jan Crouch) on the largest Christian TV network in the world is the greatest turning point in his life. Get used to it- this confessed secular-comedian has been tabbed to host four “Praise the Lord” episodes this year.
If you are one who fears becoming a Christian will cause you to become a dull person, watching Steve Harvey on TBN will erase that perception. The comedian has never been funnier. He even acknowledges his natural gift of humor comes from God. Steve has a way of getting even the most serious religious person to laugh and recognize you can have fun living for Christ.
Don’t get it twisted. It is no doubt Steve Harvey is a changed man. He cannot hold back his tears when he talks about how God has changed his life. He is very transparent and does not pretend he has it altogether just because he is a celebrity. Steve admits he has made some serious mistakes in his life (like we all have) and still struggles with certain areas in his Christian walk.
The first song Kirk first performed was perfect for the essence of the message God is speaking through Steve Harvey-He uses imperfect people. Franklin’s second song, “Smile” always brings tears to his eyes according to Steve. He said Kirk’s new single is the most requested song on his playlist on his morning radio show. For the first time ever a secular comedian, Steve Harvey and a Gospel music artist, Franklin have joined forces as headliners to go on a national tour together. This unique combination should definitely be interesting.
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