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What Makes Faith Revolutionary?




"Faith is always risky. And the centurion gets it. And he takes on the risk willingly. Giving his allegiance, pledging his allegiance to Jesus could mean losing his job—and not just losing his job but maybe even losing his life. But he does it anyway." What is faith? It's not mere intellectual assent. It's not praying a prayer. It's revolutionary, life-giving allegiance. We learn this from one of the most unlikely people. A Gentile. And not just any Gentile, a Roman centurion—a high-ranking officer of Israel's conquerors and oppressors. Learn what faith is as (Patrick) studies (Luke 7.2-10) to continue our series on (Learning to Follow Jesus). Interested in more content like this? Check out (How to Become a Christian) and (How the Gospel Preached Treason) to learn more. To learn more, visit our (website) and follow us on (Facebook), (Instagram), and (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:20 - What does it mean to have faith in Jesus? 0:45 - (Luke 7.2-10) 2:45 - Jesus's sacrilegious claim 3:00 - What do we learn? 3:50 - (Caesar as king) 4:05 - Centurion's dangerous claim 4:50 - Greek word for "faith" 6:30 - What does that mean for us? 7:25 - Do you have real faith? 8:00 - Prayer 8:40 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: ( Instagram: ( Twitter: (   Passages Luke 7.2-10: (   Resources Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: ( The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: (   Related How the Gospel Preached Treason: ( How to Become a Christian: ( Learning to Follow Jesus: ( Support this podcast