April 3rd, 2011
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On Friday, April 1, 2011, the Wisconsin state governor Scott Walker signed into law an immensely controversial bill passed by that state’s legislature the previous evening despite death threats, intimidation, and large demonstrations by organized labour supporters. The new law effectively puts this Midwestern state’s public-sector unions on a diet of low-fat cheese at a time when many American states and municipalities are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The consequences of such defaults on state and municipal financial obligations would be profound…
Sabbath and Savior from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
Jesus Christ, the Saviour, began his ministry with reading an important passage of scripture from the scroll of Isaiah on the Sabbath in his hometown of Nazareth. Jeff Patton explains Christ’s message of deliverance and forgiveness and it’s relevance to the meaning of the Sabbath and our observance of God’s day of rest.
Coming Near to God from COG Webcast on Vimeo.
God has great expectations of those who serve Him and desire to draw near to him. Jeff Patton takes you on a journey through the scriptures describing a time during the Persian Empire not unlike our own, when the people of God were divided but a work needed to be done. It is amazing what God will do through those who draw near to him in obedience to his divine instructions.
March 25th, 2011
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They’re called the Fukushima Fifty. This is a relatively small group of lower to mid-level managers, technicians, firemen, and electrical workers who are struggling to stop a nuclear disaster at the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant. The Fukushima Fifty were left holding the bag for the political and economic elites who made the decision in the first place to use nuclear power to generate electricity…
Rebuilding the Household of God from cogwebcast.
God gives a powerful message of hope and encouragement to the remnant of his people who are doing His work in a hostile environment. Jeff Patton examines those “days of small beginnings” during the time of Zerubbabel to motivate and instruct us in rebuilding the household of God in our time.
March 16th, 2011
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Massive earthquake, monster tsunami, nuclear disaster! I was listening on the CBC Radio One to an interview with the Japanese ambassador to Canada. He said his country could be likened to a supermarket for disasters.
The posted online videos of these Japanese disasters are astounding. One such video taken by someone who had fled for safety to the high ground behind his village, captured the event and its emotion…
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This was an open letter that I wrote to BibleED.com after finding one of their articles very helpful. In a response to someone, I came across a not-so-great article on the Sabbath and Sunday, that I thought needed to be countered. Actually their conclusion was rather backwards from what the Bible says. Here is the letter I wrote to them:
I applaud your scripturally accurate depiction of the importance of full immersion baptism and repentance as a requirement for a New Covenant relationship with God the Father. http://www.bibleed.com/bibleteachings/christianlife/baptismandrepentance.asp More