The scriptures advise the people of God to bring out of their treasure things that are both old and new. Jeff Patton reveals the purpose for Pentecost as revealed in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, making plain the meaning of the day for Christians. As we celebrate Pentecost we look back and reflect on events that transpired millennia ago, but we also look forward to a spiritual harvest that will take place in the not too distant future. Are we preparing to be firstfruits in God’s harvest?
Is it possible to achieve perfection? The scriptures tell us that this is our goal…the end result of our spiritual journey through faith in Christ. Jeff Patton explains how we are being perfected, built into a suitable dwelling place of God, where He is “at home.” The perfect man is our “teleios.”
The book of Hebrews speaks of women of faith who were blessed with the miracle of having their dead loved ones restored to life. Who were some of these women, and how did they express their faith through action? Jeff Patton reveals the challenges that women have faced and still face, and how God heard the prayers of faithful women of the bible and relieved their suffering. These are powerful stories of God’s deliverance of those who trusted in Him.
Did you know that Christian faith is your “title deed,” your guarantee, of the hope you have in the promises of God. We need to act on our convictions in obedience to God, so we do not slip into the sin that comes from a lack of faith. Jeff Patton brings to light the connections between the faithful of Hebrews 11 and the examples of Daniel and his four friends as they demonstrated their faith in the Creator, the only true God, through active obedience while facing severe trials as captives in Babylon.
The health and wealth gospel is alive and well in North America, and it has a particular appeal during times of financial stress. But is God interested in earthly riches, or does he offer something much more valuable? Join Jeff for an in-depth look at the faith that is required to hold fast to God’s riches, as he examines the life of Moses, the man who forsook all the riches of a prince of Egypt for the riches Christ offers. Are you making the same choice of faith in Christ, Christian faith, that Moses made?
Amanda Thatcher had faith to act on her belief and speak before many world leaders at her grandmother’s funeral with an important biblical message from the apostle Paul in Ephesians. The bible tells us that faith without action is insufficient…We cannot please God without the works that flow from faith. Jeff Patton looks at the life of Rahab and how her faith saved her and her family in a spectacular way. Do we have the kind of faith that Rahab had?