Summary: What is the craziest thing you've ever done? If you reject Christ's gift of salvation THAT is the craziest thing you'll ever do.
What’s the CRAZIEST thing you’ve ever done? Ask yourself this. What is it you’ve done that people would say, “You’re crazy man” or “You’re crazy lady.” Don’t worry, I’m not gonna ask you. I was reading about some of the craziest, most insane things people do.
(1) 1/2 of all kids who are injured while falling out of windows are found to be wearing spider man suits. Man that’s crazy!!
(2) The things people do when their driving. I've heard of people doing everything from changing a babies diaper to playing a keyboard in the seat next to them!
(3) Gary Banning of North Carolina died in February of 2012 after going to a friends house and drinking an amber colored liquid that was setting by his mechanic buddies sink. It wasn’t an alcoholic beverage....it was gasoline the guy used to clean his hands with. He spit out and probably would have been alright if he wouldn’t have lit a cigarette to calm his nerves. He died the next day from severe burns. Man that’s crazy!!
That’s basically what we find Festus saying here to Paul in verse 24. “Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.” Paul that’s crazy!!! You’ve spent way too much time studying this thing out. I’m sure he was thinking. “Paul what are you saying, what are you doing. You had it made before you got caught up in this Jesus stuff.” “You need to chill out” “Calm down” “Quit talking crazy”
Folks, the Bible is full of people who the world considered crazy. Moses gave up a life of ease living in Pharoh's house to eventually lead God's children out of bondage. David faced Goliath with a sling and five stones. Gideon faced the entire army of the Midianites with just three hundred men. CRAZY!!! This morning, I want to look at just a few of them.
(1) Noah READ Genesis 6:13-22 In Genesis 6:3 it says “And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that also he is flesh; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” II Peter 2:5 calls Noah “a preacher of righteousness.” I don’t know exactly how long it took Noah to build the ark but it was 120 years or less. I believe all those years Noah was a preaching machine. Warning the people. Repent, you better repent. The rains a comin. God’s judgment”s a comin. You better turn your life around before it’s too late. There’s gonna be a flood. AND ALL THE WHILE THE PEOPLE WERE PROBABLY SAYING “OLD MAN, YOU’RE CRAZY’ “YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MARBLES” “YOU’RE ONE BRICK SHY OF A LOAD” Up until then they’d never seen a drop of rain much less a flood. Here he was building a huge boat on dry ground. Making rooms and pens to house animals. Storing up food for them. Yeah, they really thought he was crazy, but that didn’t make it any less true. As we know according to the Bible and according to archaeological study it happened just like Noah preached to them it would.