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The Everlasting Covenant (Genesis 17)

What does it take to have a spiritual relationship with God the Father and the Son? What is the yoke that Christ asks us to be willing to bear in order to be in step with Him? How is it possible for physical people to have a relationship with the Eternal – an Everlasting Covenant? The scriptures make this understanding clear for those who have been called by God to have their hearts and minds open to see the truth. Follow Jeff Patton and open your Bible as he examines the Everlasting Covenant through a series of sermons on the nature of our covenantal relationship with the Creator of the universe.

The Nature of God (Romans 1:20)

Can we know God? The apostle Paul makes it clear that through a knowledge of the scriptures and the revelation of God’s spirit we can know those things about God that have been revealed for our learning.
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
the things which God has prepared for those who love him
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit 1Corinthians 2:9-10

Vision and Mission (Matthew 28:17-20)

What is the work, the mission of a Judeo Christian? What is the vision that keeps us going from day to day and empowers us with a clear view of the future? These sermons explore the scriptures and provide insight into the work and witness God has called us to perform.

The Gospel (Luke 21:31)

The gospel was central to the message preserved for us by the gospel writers; it was the good news of the Kingdom of God, that Christ and the disciples preached. What was that gospel and what were the false gospels that were extant in the time of Paul that he warned believers to avoid? And how important is the gospel in the life of Judeo Christians?

Salvation – The Path to Eternal Life (Revelation 22:12-14)

Our walk with Christ as our guide is like a mountain hike from trailhead to summit. There are many steps along the way and challenges to be overcome, yet we are assured of success if we stay on the path and follow our guide, our elder brother who sets the pace for us. Salvation is not an event but a process, that begins when we commit to walking in covenant with our Creator and our heavenly Father. These sermons explore the many facets of this exciting spiritual journey.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17)

The Ten Commandments are central to Judeo Christian beliefs. This page briefly examines Jesus’ Teaching on the subject and provides links to a series of video sermons by Jeff Patton examining the commandments and the wide reaching implications in a Christian’s life.

God’s Holy Days – His Annual Sabbaths (Leviticus 23)

The annual Sabbaths provide the Judeo Christian believer with yearly reminders of God’s plan for humankind and the hope that we have of spiritual rest in the Kingdom of God. Each Holy Day is like a signpost along the journey to the Kingdom, teaching us about our relationship with the Father and the Son and encouraging us to worship God with thankfulness for His enduring faithfulness and loving kindness.

God’s Sabbath Day (Genesis 2:2-3)

The Sabbath was made for man. It is a weekly reminder, initiated at Creation, of God’s work through history in all places and across all time. He has preserved a holy time for all people who worship Him as the Creator and Life-giver. His people willingly put their personal pursuits aside in order to focus their  whole being on their relationship with the Lord of the Sabbath, on His holy day.

Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25)

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.  Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

Prophecy and History (2 Peter 1:19-21)

And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Christian Growth (Ephesians 4:12-16)

Scriptures use the analogy of human growth from child to adult to explain spiritual growth. As Christian’s we must grow into the spiritual likeness of our Father, and become spiritually mature in heart and mind. This is a process that takes a lifetime, but begins at baptism when our past life is buried and we begin life anew. These sermons focus on different aspects of Christian growth.

Avoiding the Pitfalls (Galatians 6:1-9)

Living life in covenant with God and according to Christian ideals can be difficult in a world that rejects the Creator and His teachings. We need to be aware of the spiritual dangers or pitfalls that we face each day, so we can avoid them. The sermons in this section help us to be prepared to face these challenges.

Want to know more about Judeo-Christianity and how you can get involved? Visit the Judeo Christian Foundation website.

Avoiding the Pitfalls

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8

Walking the Judeo Christian path we become aware of many obstacles and potholes that we must navigate around. There are deep ditches on either side of this straight path to eternal life, and God cautions us about avoiding pitfalls that could waylay us and keep us from reaching our destination.

 

Christian Growth

Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.2 Corinthians 13:11
We will no longer be immature like children…Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. Ephesians 4:14-16


Scriptures use the analogy of human growth from child to adult to explain spiritual growth. As Christian’s we must grow into the spiritual likeness of our Father, and become spiritually mature in heart and mind. This is a process that takes a lifetime, but begins at baptism when our past life is buried and we begin life anew.
The reality of Christian growth is that it begins after we repent and reject the ways of this world in favour of God’s ways. Then, the gift of the Holy Spirit imparts spiritual life, in a similar way that physical conception imparts physical life. The spirit of God works with our human spirit and makes it possible for us to begin to grow towards the goal of spiritual rebirth as spirit beings in the Kingdom of God. But there are many lessons to be learned and much spiritual fruit to be borne before that glorious moment when we inherit the Kingdom. We hope some of these sermons will help you in your life’s walk towards spiritual maturity.

Christian Faith (Series)

Prophecy and History

These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don’t repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel—they at the beginning, we at the end—and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were. Don’t be so naive and self-confident. You’re not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it’s useless. Cultivate God-confidence. Message 1 Corinthians 1o:11-12

The bible is historically accurate, not mere myth and legend, and much can be learned from the events and personalities of past ages. Bible history is also a forerunner of events that are yet to transpire – prophetic events – that the God who knows all things and made all things has preserved for our understanding. Judeo Christians value the lessons of history and the word of prophecy that gives us wisdom to live our lives today. Bible prophecy and history also provide hope for the future, for us, for our children and for all people.

God’s Sabbath Day

For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.  Therefore, a Sabbath rest remains for God’s people. 10 For the person who has entered His rest has rested from his own works, just as God did from His.  Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience. Hebrews 4:8-11

From the beginning, God created man to have a relationship with Him. The Sabbath was that weekly opportunity to commune with God, that God established at the foundation of the world and preserved through the millennia. It looks back to creation and deliverance from Egypt, and it looks forward to the ultimate rest of God and His people in the New Heavens and New Earth. It is a weekly reminder to all who worship the Creator of His majesty, loyalty, loving kindness, and life-giving power. We can find rest and peace in God, on God’s Sabbath day.

Nature of God

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…

Then God said, “Let there be light and there was light.”

Can we know the nature of God? The scriptures give the believer  awesome insight into the mind and heart of Jesus Christ and the Father. We can know much about their nature, their relationship, their vision, their character, and their action in history through an in-depth examination of the Bible – their Word preserved for our understanding. God has revealed, but it is our task to study to come to know and be known by our Creator and covenant partner.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead so they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

The Gospel Series

What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that was preached by Jesus Christ and his disciples? What is the gospel that we must believe to be saved? What is the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Discern between the true gospel and the many false gospels

A journey through the gospels to uncover the message of good news that Christ preached

What is the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the gospel preached by Christ?

The saints inherit the Kingdom of God, but who are the saints?

Everlasting Covenant Series

Would it surprise you to know that:

The covenant was not a contract
The “Old” covenant was not “done away”
Christ did not abolish the law, the covenant
The covenant was not a “marriage”
The covenant is everlasting

 

Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.

Ezekiel 37:26


 
Watch the whole series above, or click on the links below to watch or download an individual video.

Walking with God – The Covenant Part 1

What does it take to have a spiritual relationship with the Father and the Son? What is the yoke that Christ asks us to be willing to bear in order to be in step with Him? Jeff Patton begins a series of sermons on the nature of our covenantal relationship with the Creator of the universe. How is it possible for physical people to have a relationship with the Eternal – an Everlasting Covenant? The scriptures make this understanding clear for those who have been called by God to have their hearts and minds open to see the truth.

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Called to be saved – The Covenant Part 2

Is an understanding of the everlasting covenant mere esoteric knowledge, or a minor twig of understanding on the tree of life? Jeff explores the scriptures and explains how the covenant relates to our understanding of salvation and our relationship with Christ. It is a life-long, life-changing relationship not a one-time profession of faith.

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Partnership with God – The Covenant Part 3

Do you have a contractual relationship with God or a covenantal relationship? And what is the difference between the two, or are they the same? What do the scriptures tell us about God’s purpose and the work he calls people to accomplish in partnership with Him? Jeff Patton explores the scriptures to make clear who God calls into an everlasting covenant, the nature of the calling, and the work that must be done in partnership with God.

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Patriarch to Nation – The Covenant Part 4

Many religious people are confused about the nature of the covenant that God established with the people of Israel. Jeff Patton examines the steps in the development of the covenant, and the nature of the relationship the covenant established. If you think God was “married” to Israel, Jeff challenges you to look at the difference between analogy and reality in terms of the true nature of the covenant.

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Christ and the National Covenant – Covenants Part 5

Do you know who it was that covenanted with Israel at Horeb? And what was the relationship that was established with the nation and why? Jeff Patton brings to light the scriptural answers to these questions and challenges many of the assumptions that have been mistakenly made about the national covenant. Let the scriptures illuminate this topic that is vital to understanding your relationship with your Maker.

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Promises and Conditions – The Everlasting Covenant Part 6

What’s a parent to do? God (Yahweh Elohim), as a father to the nation of Israel, provided guidelines to direct all the aspects of national life in the form of commandments, statutes, and judgments – elements of the everlasting covenant. Jeff Patton expounds God’s purpose and the nature of these instructions and the logical and natural consequences that flowed from these teachings as experienced by the nation and recounted by the prophets.

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Everlasting Covenant: Refreshed Part 7

Traditional Christianity has become ineffectual in part due to a replacement theology that fails to grasp the nature and purpose of the Everlasting Covenant. Jeff Patton wraps up this series on the covenant with an inspiring study of God’s objectives in the covenant relationship as applied to individuals and nation. He demonstrates how the covenant was refreshed or renewed through Christ’s death and the changes that ensued as a result of this ultimate sacrifice.

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Freedom by Covenant

The signing of the Magna Carta was an event in history that brought to the English speaking world a re-establishment of the concept of freedom that found its roots in the biblical idea of covenant. Jeff Patton discusses the importance of freedom as an “inalienable right” and how vital an understanding of freedom is to the message of Christ and the new covenant scriptures. What does your freedom in Christ do for you?

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Freedom in Christ by Covenant