Was Jesus a Rockstar?

Was Jesus the biggest rockstar of all? Scott Stapp thinks “maybe” so.

Stapp is best known for being founder and frontman of the rock band Creed (1993-2004, 09-12). Creed’s lyrics in their albums My Own Prison (’97) and Human Clay (’99) were reflective of Stapp’s Christian upbringing, but he admits that he lived in rebellion against God for many years.

He says he rebelled against a certain “brand” of Christianity that didn’t look much like Jesus. Religious fundamentalism drove him to the edge.

Stapp became addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs, went through a divorce, and attempted suicide. It seemed he was on a course to join the 27 club. It was through the love and grace of his wife and mother-in-law that Stapp encountered a Christ that loves sinners.

Scott Stapp repented of his sins and chose to walk the Jesus path.

A couple years ago he wrote an uncensored memoir of his journey, called Sinner’s Creed (Tyndale House, 2012). In the last few years Stapp has been furthering his solo career. His latest album, Proof of Life (2013) is evidence that Stapp has adopted a redeeming vision of Jesus.

Listen to the following song, Jesus Was a Rockstar, and you decide.

Was Jesus a rockstar? Just maybe.

Jesus Was a Rockstar

He walked on water man. He made that water wine. And then he drank with people you and me would just cast aside. He did his people good. Just like he said he would. And in the blink of an eye, he gave a blind man sight.

His love was thunder in the sky. His roar was lions in the night. When he spoke he always drew a crowd. His message was his lifestyle. He gave us everything and more. He was the party we’ve been looking for. Maybe, just maybe…. Jesus was rockstar! Can I get a witness?

He brought the dead to life. He rose when called to rise. There was a passion in his eyes and it spread like wildfire.

His love was thunder in the sky. His roar was lions in the night. When he spoke he always drew a crowd. His message was his lifestyle. He gave us everything and more. He was the party we’ve been looking for. Maybe, just maybe…. Jesus was rockstar! Can I get a witness?

Father I have sinned a million sins. Save me from this world you put me in. So come on. Come on. Bring Jesus back again.

His love was thunder in the sky. His roar was lions in the night. When he spoke he always drew a crowd. His message was his lifestyle. He brought the fire and the light. He wrote the songs you can’t deny. He rocked so hard, I can hear him now. He brought the house down!

He gave us everything and more. He was the party we’ve been looking for. Maybe, just maybe. I said maybe, just maybe. Maybe, maybe, maybe… Jesus was a rockstar! Can I get a witness? Jesus was a rockstar!

Can I get a witness?

D.D. Flowers, 2014.

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About David D. Flowers

David received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University and a M.T.S. in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology. David has over 15 years experience as a pastor and teacher in and outside the church. He currently pastors an Anabaptist congregation in Virginia. View all posts by David D. Flowers

2 responses to “Was Jesus a Rockstar?

  • Mike Keffer

    Great song. Scott was able to translate the life of Christ in today’s vernacular which, in my mind, demonstrates something of a relationship with the One he writes about. You cannot describe someone to me whom you don’t know.

    Thanks for the song, already on my phone.
    Mike

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