Matthew West Encourages Christians to ‘Take Heart’ as He Hosts “The Truth I’m Standing On” Concert at Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible and Trinity Broadcasting Network have teamed up to produce “The Truth I’m Standing On,” a concert series hosted by Matthew West that features Christian recording artists who’ll be performing songs to promote healing during these times of unrest.

The two-part series began July 31 and the second installment of the concert series will premiere on Aug. 7. Hosted by award-winning artist Matthew West, “The Truth I’m Standing On” was broadcast from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Throughout the event, West shares biblical history and shows viewers artifacts housed in the museum between performances.

The star-studded concert also features For King & Country, Zach Williams, Matt Maher, Danny Gokey, Mandisa and Cece Winans, to name a few.  The show can be watched on TBN’s Facebook livestream or TBN mobile app (Apple/Android).

The following is an edited transcript of The Christian Post’s interview with West who shares some of the details behind “The Truth I’m Standing On” concert series and offers advice for Christians living through difficult times.

Christian Post: Tell us about “The Truth I’m Standing On” concert series

West: Basically, the idea was that you know a lot of people are unable to travel right now. Obviously, a lot of people are unable to visit this incredible Museum of the Bible, which is in its third year of existence. It’s right in Washington, D.C., steps from the Capitol. So I went to the museum and got to be there while nobody was there and we filmed this special. It was neat. It’s kind of like that movie, “Night at the Museum.” It was very interesting.

One morning, I went for a run and I ran from the museum to the Lincoln Memorial. You’re like that close to all of the amazing sights in D.C., which unfortunately people are unable to visit right now. So the museum was like, “Hey, a lot of people can’t come and see us. So let’s bring the museum into people’s homes and let’s give people an inside peek to what they can expect when they come and visit.” It’s such an incredible building.

Really what’s most incredible about it is what the building stands for. It’s literally the theme of this show, “The Truth I’m Standing On.” The truth of God’s Word throughout history that has stood the test of time. In times like these many people are searching because their foundation beneath their feet has crumbled. As a follower of Christ, we know that the storms can come, the pandemics can come, but our foundation, when it’s placed on the solid rock of God’s love and the promises of His Word, we know that foundation will not fail us.

This special is really to illustrate that promise by showing you inside the museum, seeing the history and seeing the greatest story that’s been told throughout history. And then coupling that with powerful music performances from some of my favorite artists, as well as myself — a lot of really great performances. I got to do my performances right in the museum, which was really cool, just singing out in this empty museum. I’m very excited to show the specials. We got so much neat content and so much involvement from other artists that we decided to turn it into a two-part series.

CP: The faith of many has been shaken during these times. People are bombarded with too much information, what have you specifically found yourself anchoring yourself to during this time of COVID, social unrest? 

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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