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God Used ‘American Idol’ to Share Gospel

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CBN — American Idol sensation Colton Dixon enjoyed a long-awaited homecoming in Murfreesboro, Tenn., this weekend.  Talking to fans at World Outreach Church, Dixon made a point to share the Gospel and talk about how God used his experience this year in season 11 of the American Idol show.

“John 13:16 says a servant isn’t greater than his master nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him,” Dixon said. “Guys, I’m just a messenger. I am just like everybody else. I mess up…I’m human, just like everybody else in this room. But He used a wretch like me.”

Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg declared May 26th a day to honor Dixon.  News of “Colton Day” actually trended worldwide for a while on the social networking site Twitter.

The 7th place Idol contestant also received video messages from some big names in the Christian music industry, including Mac Powell of the Grammy award winning group “Third Day” and former Idol contestants Mandisa, Melinda Doolittle and Chris Daughtry.  Powell said he looks forward to touring with Dixon some day in the near future.

Dixon then headed over to his alma mater, Middle Tennessee Christian School where he greeted fans and signed autographs for several hours.

He tweeted about the meeting saying, “met fans and took pics for 6 hours today…So nice to meet you guys!”

Fans, some who traveled from as far away as Texas and New Jersey, didn’t mind standing in line to meet their favorite Idol contestant.  Many took to Twitter and Facebook to express their enthusiasm after meeting the talented and humble Dixon.

Sheryl Lynn Mack tweeted, “just had an awesome conversation with Colton Dixon about being an imitator of Jesus.  So cool to get to meet him.”

“Thanks for not being ashamed of the gospel, “tweeted Todd Hunley.

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