I mentioned that the title of my message last week was "You Must Be Crazy!" I took my text from Mark 3:20-22, which states:
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."
Talk about having a bad day! First, Jesus family thought He had mental problems. Then the leaders of His day concluded that He was doing good through some association with evil. The spirituality of the day was so subnormal that when Jesus introduced the true normal, it seemed abnormal. The people concluded that there had to be something wrong with Him and not them.
What made Jesus seem "crazy" was His behavior and attitude that is described in Philippians 2:1-11. Since Jesus requires that you and I have the same character as He has, then there is a good chance at some point that people will think that you are crazy, too!
Many people told or wrote me that the message was helpful, so I thought I wouild send along my Powerpoint slides below.