Kanye West preaches 'radical obedience' to God during 10-minute Sunday Service sermon in Atlanta
His Sunday Service gatherings have turned into quite the spectacle.
And Kanye West certainly put on a show in Atlanta, Georgia, over the weekend.
The 42-year-old rapper talked and rapped during a 10 minute sermon about 'radical obedience' to God while fellow musicians such as T.I., Chris Tucker and 2 Chainz made up part of the crowd.
Kanye West opened up about his mental health over the weekend during his Sunday Service in Atlanta, Georgia, where he also spoke to the crowd about 'radical obedience.'
'Jesus, let's be specific,' Kanye began the 10-minute sermon to the hundreds of attendees.
'Because the road to hell is paved with, "Oh, I'm just a good person".'
The father-of-four continued his spiel by performing his new hit, Jesus Walks, accompanied by a 600-person choir.
Singing and preaching: The father-of-four continued his spiel by performing his new hit, Jesus Walks, accompanied by a 600-person choir
His words: Kanye went on to preach about 'radical obedience,' something which he explained was the only thing that the higher power asks of us
Kanye went on to preach about 'radical obedience,' something which he explained was the only thing that the higher power asks of us.
'You [God] sent your son [Jesus] to die for us and all you ask is for radical obedience to you.'
'You're not asking us to do the least. You know how people are like, "At least I...," - how are we gonna do the least when he did the most?'
Kanye went on to say he had no doubt in the work of God, seeing how he helped him through his public struggle with mental health.
'I've seen him work miracles in my life. Work miracles in our life,' he began.
Mental health first: 'You know the devil presents so many flashy shiny objects. I'm seen everything that the devil could have showed you via TV, videos, car dealerships, jewelry, houses...' He continued, breaking into song: '...and I'll tell you, nothin' beats God... and a sound mind'
Family: Kanye is the husband of Kim Kardashian and father to North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, four-months
'You know the devil presents so many flashy shiny objects. I've seen everything that the devil could have showed you via TV, videos, car dealerships, jewelry, houses...'
He continued, breaking into song: '...and I'll tell you, nothin' beats God... and a sound mind.'
As the choir repeated his words in the background, Kanye returned to preacher mode where he said 'to be radically in service to Christ' was the only thing he wanted to focus on.
'Let's not be concerned with the opinions of men at all,' he began.
'Only the opinion of God. Let's not be concerned with the validation of men at all, only of God, to hold each other accountable.
Paying tribute: While over half-way through the sermon, the Gold Digger rapper thanked the heavens for bringing him to Atlanta - the place his parents met and he was born
'I know we say this is the culture or that is the culture. To be radically in service to Christ is the only culture that I want to know about.'
While over half-way through the sermon, the Gold Digger rapper thanked the heavens for bringing him to Atlanta - the place his parents met and he was born.
'Thank you for saving me, for replenishing me, for delivering me,' he praised.
Speaking directly to God he continued: 'When I found out about you...I got closer to my children. I got closer to my family, 'cause the devil had me chasing a gold statue, had me chasing cars, had me chasing numbers.'
Kanye explained when he first began his music career in Chicago, he didn't even know what the Billboard charts were, but he said that all changed when he grew older and he drawn into the number of sales and positions of his tracks on the music charts.
Not like this anymore: Kanye also explained during his talk that the devil led him to become obsessed with the numbers on the chart and materialistic objects
'The power of God cannot be calculated by a number, a first week sale, by a bank account, by how many cars you drive, by how big your house is, how many acres you get.'
'It's God inside of us. It's God inside of family. It's God inside of friendship that we hold each other accountable. If you see somebody slipping, you tell them. They be coming at me like why are you so judgmental. It ain't for me to judge, but I'm gonna tell them what I see.'
Kanye also said the devil frequently accuses him of 'speaking up so much,' but in his eyes, he's 'just pointing to the Word.'
The husband of Kim Kardashian finished off his 10-minute speech by opening up about a family member who's been given a second chance at life and is dating a beautiful woman.
He explained while everything is is all laid out for him the real reason he 'won't get the ring and get right with God' is because he's 'still in them DMs.'
High profile event: Many celebrities have attended Kanye's Sunday Service, including Brad Pitt