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On Daves Vintage Apple Tech's last Sunday livestream, the question was asked of everybody on the livestream about the first concert they attended: The first concert I remember attending was DC Talk's Jesus Freak tour when they performed at Liberty University's Vines Center.

All week, I have been pondering the chorus of the title track of the Jesus Freak album:

What will people think when they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
What will people do when they find that it's true?
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak.
There ain't no disguisin' the truth.

I am one of these "Jesus Freaks"; I've been a Christian ever since the early 90s. I believe that I am a sinner from birth, and that on my own there is no way I can get to Heaven - in fact, if left to my own devices, I would be headed to Hell for eternity to pay for the wages of my sins. I believe that Jesus, fully God and fully man, died on a cross to pay for our sins, and in conquering death, rose again on the third day. And in believing in Jesus, I will have eternal life with God in Heaven. And if you believe in Jesus, you will also have eternal life with God in Heaven.

I can't say that I wasn't warned about what people can or will do when they find out that you are a "Jesus Freak", as all four Gospels record Jesus saying the same thing: the world will hate you because of Me (my paraphrase). Hey, they're not called the Synoptic Gospels for nothing...

When I started doing livestreams and making videos on YouTube, I knew up-front that I could lose subscribers for being a "Jesus Freak". I knew that it could cost me followers on social media platforms. And yet it has not deterred me, for I am not chasing after subscribers and followers, but I am chasing after Jesus. So go ahead, unfollow and unsubscribe.

And when you've come to the realization that nothing of this world can fill the God-shaped hole in your heart, Lord willing, I'll be here to pray with you and/or help you find a local church.

The single most important word spoken by Jesus...

Most New Testament translations render this Greek word, found in John 19:30, as the phrase, "It is finished!" That, combined with this verse ending with Jesus giving up his spirit, might lead one to conclude that Jesus was referring to his impending death.

But this single utterance means so much more: Τετέλεσται should be rendered as "It has been paid in full."

Now you're probably wondering what Jesus paid in full before giving up his spirit. I don't blame you.

Before Jesus died on the cross, He had already paid the debt for all of the sins for all of humanity; a debt for which we could never repay our own, no matter how many "good" things we may try to do.

And this is why the Friday before Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) is known as Good Friday.

But please, don't just take my word for it: read this verse in context here.