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Jesus Freak

If you were around church in the ’90s, you’ve probably heard the song, “Jesus Freak.” You may have fist pumped to it while wearing your W.W.J.D. bracelet. The song celebrates being labeled as a freak for Jesus — saying it’s okay to be crazy for Jesus.

In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul makes the same point to the church in Corinth. Some in the church thought Paul's radical faith and boldness was nothing short of insanity. “If we are ‘out of our mind,’ as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Corinthians 5:13-14).

If you follow Jesus, people are going to think you’re crazy. Truth is, following a God that performs miracles, changes hearts and brings salvation to anyone that wants it is crazy! You’re going to be called a Jesus freak, a crazy Christian and countless other things. When we embrace the “crazy” reality of Jesus’s power and love, our lives will begin to change and our hearts will overflow with the crazy love of Jesus.

Reflect:

  • What, if anything, holds you back from proclaiming your love for Jesus?
  • What do you think is the worst that would happen if you boldly embraced the “crazy” like Paul?

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