I’m talking about reckless faith.
The kind of faith that people say is stupid. Faith that seems unwise.
Faith that upsets society’s conventions. Faith that almost seems wrong.
Have you demonstrated faith in God like that?
You’ll know you have demonstrated faith like that when your friends and family try to intervene and stop you. Or when they want to take you out to coffee to “set you straight.”
It might be going out on your own to start a business.
It might be going to Kenya this summer, or another kind of mission trip.
It might be reaching out to people of a different culture or socio-economic status.
It might be the choice to follow Jesus. Remember the fisherman last week who left behind their fishing boats and gear to follow Jesus? They left behind their livelihood to follow Jesus! I bet they had some people in their lives saying “What are you doing? You barely know this guy. You need to get back out there on the lake and earn us a living!”
I remember a friend of ours who was a professional model who turned down some lucrative contracts with companies who were selling items he could not support.
Today we’re going to meet some people who had crazy faith. You might even say their faith was criminal!