February 21st, 2012
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In the beginning the first man and woman were given some very important instructions, ones that were re-emphasized millennia later by other biblical writers. Jeff Patton delves into the scriptural teachings that form the basis of the Christian marriage relationship.
February 12th, 2012
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For all the doomsdayers who speak about the decline of marriage the statistics present an alternate reality. Jeff Patton talks about our yearning for the “good marriage” as it collides with the conditions that hinder us in achieving our “happily-ever-after.” Marriage is not easy, and this is why!
February 5th, 2012
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If we value God’s work in our lives we will show appreciation. But how do we do this? Jeff Patton examines the scripture to discover important insights into why and how God wants us to express appreciation.
January 31st, 2012
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Too many people assume that Jesus was “against the Jewish religious sect of the Pharisees”, but a reading of the scripture tells a more complete story and provides a warning for all people who consider themselves to be religious. Jeff Patton shows you the nature of the attitudes that are “traps” for those who claim to be Christians.
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.
What keeps us from listening to what God has to say? Jeff Patton gives some powerful scriptural admonitions and insights into the subject of active listening, and relates the consequences of failing to listen when the fate of a nation depends on hearing sound advice.
January 8th, 2012
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When we consider Jesus’ admonition in regards to the parable of the fig tree, we are reminded to ask ourselves about the signs of the times and the season we are living in. What will 2012 bring our way? What can we expect on the national or world scene, and why? The scriptures have some answers that Jeff Patton brings to light about prophecy and our future.