Jesus Is Crazy & So Are You:
Jesus’ family thought he was crazy for telling people to follow Him (Mk 3:21). Don’t be surprised when your family thinks you’re crazy for doing it (Jn 15:18).
What’s really most crazy is that Jesus’ mother and younger brothers became unashamed followers of Him after He had risen from the dead. Because of your faith in Jesus and the new life (rising with Christ) He’s given you, many, including your family, will desire what you have and give their lives to Jesus.
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:18–25
Toyota makes cars. Schwinn makes bicycles. Starbucks makes coffee. Churches make disciples!
I’m in a room with 30 church planters. We were asked if any were brought through an intentional disciple making process after trusting in Jesus. Only two raised their hands. We’ve got to Make Disciples!