(Influencing the Influencers of All Forms of Entertainment)
Related to the previous focus (the media) are the areas of the arts, entertainment, and sports. Praise God for the growing number of famous entertainers and sports personalities who have professed Christ as Savior. Pray that God will greatly expand their influence. Use today’s passages of Scripture to claim God’s presence in the entertainment industry and sports arena in our nation. Ask God to raise up more anointed Christian spokespersons (men and women) in all areas of sports and entertainment. Pray also that God will open the eyes of those who are impacted by the entertainment industry (or sports) to recognize when they are being led astray by ungodly influences.
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.