Mariah Carey reportedly flew out to Dallas, Texas, with her children and friends specifically to attend Easter Sunday service at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ megachurch.
Bishop Jakes posted a photo of himself and Carey along with the caption: “We were pleased that the iconic @mariahcarey flew out to Dallas just to attend our Resurrection service with her children and friends! This picture was taken after service at my Easter Brunch. Keep her in your prayers!”
Jakes added the hashtag “#LetUsNotRendIt,” a reference to his Easter Sunday sermon.
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is perhaps the holiest Christian holy day, as it marks Jesus’ resurrection from the dead three days after being crucified.
Carey has been a longtime supporter of Jakes’ ministry. More recently, she tweeted support for The Potter’s House pastor’s talk show, “In The Village” to her 17.8 million Tiwitter followers.
Dallas News also reported on Carey’s attendance at The Potter’s House on Sunday.
Carey also shared a photo on Instagram of herself and ex-husband Nick Cannon having some Easter egg fun with their children, Morrocan Scott and Monroe Cannon.
Although some online reports indicate that Carey is an Episcopalian, support for that appears linked solely to the award-winning singer’s previous marriage to Tommy Mottola at St Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City.
If you’re curious to hear the sermon Carey heard at The Potter’s House on Sunday, Jakes’ sermon was made available online.
According to a description on The Potter’s House website, Bishop Jakes preached about Jesus Christ’s crucifixion using John 19:15–24:
“They were looking at Jesus as they rejected him and turned him over to Pilate to be crucified. The Roman soldiers, took Jesus and beat him. To the Romans he was an inconvenience as Caesar questioned his leadership. Jesus moaned, groaned and sweated on that cross for you and I. Jesus was the coins of redemption, He was the price God was wiling to pay for us. Jesus was GOD doing business. He died for us! Yes, he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 They thought they destroyed the outer man, everything would be quiet. But they set it OFF. Death could not hold HIM back. The blood of Jesus still works!”
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