What to Do When Religion Fails You | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 1:5-25

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This is a podcast episode titled, What to Do When Religion Fails You | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 1:5-25. The summary for this episode is: "The story of Zachariah is a warning to religious people." Sometimes Christians are clueless about what it means to be a Christian. When you've grown up in a Christian household and have been one for as long as you can remember, when it's all you've ever known, it can be hard to describe. You might think you get it, but you really don't. Zachariah was a priest, and his faith failed him. He demonstrates what faith isn't. Learn what to do when religion fails you as https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) goes through https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&amp;version=NIV (Luke 1:5-25) to begin our series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (Learning to Follow Jesus). To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. &nbsp; Outline 0:15 - Christmas giving 2:50 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&amp;version=NIV (The Indescribable Gift) 3:00 - Zachariah 3:40 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&amp;version=NIV (Luke 1.5-7) 4:50 - Infertility 6:30 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&amp;version=NIV (Luke 1.18-20) 8:20 - Lesson #1: Religiosity doesn't guarantee faith 9:00 - Lesson #2: Zachariah's past obedience didn't guarantee his future faith 9:45 - Lesson #3: Knowledge doesn't guarantee faith 10:50 - Lesson #4: Even prayer doesn't guarantee faith 11:50 - Warning 12:05 - Next episode 12:45 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. &nbsp; Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo) &nbsp; Passages Luke 1.5-25: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&amp;version=NIV) Luke 1.5-7: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&amp;version=NIV) Luke 1.18-20: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&amp;version=NIV) &nbsp; References The Indescribable Gift (2 Corinthians 9.15): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&amp;version=NIV) &nbsp; Resources Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&amp;qid=1577984288&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&amp;qid=1577984288&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1) The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C) &nbsp; &nbsp;Related Learning to Follow Jesus: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/) <a rel="payment" href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/give-now/">Support this podcast</a>

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"The story of Zachariah is a warning to religious people." Sometimes Christians are clueless about what it means to be a Christian. When you've grown up in a Christian household and have been one for as long as you can remember, when it's all you've ever known, it can be hard to describe. You might think you get it, but you really don't. Zachariah was a priest, and his faith failed him. He demonstrates what faith isn't. Learn what to do when religion fails you as https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) goes through https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&version=NIV (Luke 1:5-25) to begin our series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (Learning to Follow Jesus). To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:15 - Christmas giving 2:50 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&version=NIV (The Indescribable Gift) 3:00 - Zachariah 3:40 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&version=NIV (Luke 1.5-7) 4:50 - Infertility 6:30 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&version=NIV (Luke 1.18-20) 8:20 - Lesson #1: Religiosity doesn't guarantee faith 9:00 - Lesson #2: Zachariah's past obedience didn't guarantee his future faith 9:45 - Lesson #3: Knowledge doesn't guarantee faith 10:50 - Lesson #4: Even prayer doesn't guarantee faith 11:50 - Warning 12:05 - Next episode 12:45 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   Passages Luke 1.5-25: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-25&version=NIV) Luke 1.5-7: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A5-7&version=NIV) Luke 1.18-20: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+1%3A18-20&version=NIV)   References The Indescribable Gift (2 Corinthians 9.15): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+corinthians+9%3A15&version=NIV)   Resources Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&qid=1577984288&s=books&sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&qid=1577984288&s=books&sr=1-1) The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C)    Related Learning to Follow Jesus: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/) Support this podcast