September 14th, 2011
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The Eighth Commandment from Jeremiah Patton on Vimeo.
LO TIGNOV! There’s more to theft than padding an expense account or jacking a car. Theft is a way of life for many people and organizations. So what does God say are the consequences of ignoring this command and the blessings for obedience? Jeff Patton reveals what the scriptures have to say and offers the antidote to that thieving heart.
September 5th, 2011
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The Seventh Commandment: Faithfulness from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
Does our private behaviour impact our public life? Jeff Patton reflects on the recent fall of the former head of the International Monetary Fund and answers this question with the biblical perspective on fiduciary relationships. What are the spiritual lessons that God wants us to learn as we delve into the scriptures on the seventh of God’s “prime directives.”
When is it murder? Part 2 from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
For many people the big right–to-life issues in our society involve the slide down the slippery slopes of abortion and euthanasia. Yet, in these matters God gives us a choice, but He also tells us what we should choose, if we are to have a relationship with Him. Jeff Patton takes a closer look at these life and death questions and asks, “Is it murder?” What does the bible say?
Being a Stress Survivor? from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
Stressed? If you are going to be a Christian in a post-Christian world you will be stressed. Does the bible, written millennia ago, offer an anti-dote to the stresses of the 21st century? Can men like Jeremiah, Elisha, and Paul give us encouragement to deal with our daily burden of financial, health, family, or work stressors? Jeff Patton sheds light on the scriptures that will help us overcome anxiety, fear, and exhaustion so we can be stress survivors.
When is it murder? from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
From the very beginning one of God’s prime directives involved the sanctity of life. Yet early in the biblical account violence bred violence and God intervened to stop the carnage. Then God set out his expectations to make humans accountable for the blood they shed. Jeff Patton investigates the question of, “What is murder?” and God’s directives given to deal with those who shed innocent blood.
August 10th, 2011
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When Honor Brings a Blessing from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
There is a moral logic to the universe that governs human relationships and is as powerful as any laws governing physics. So whether we are aware of these principles or not we will reap what we sow. Amy Winehouse’ death was a tragic example of ignoring the fifth commandment, sowing bad seed, and reaping the consequences. Jeff Patton looks through the prism of the scriptures to bring to light the wisdom inherent in the fifth commandment and the blessings that flow from obedience to God’s teaching.
August 7th, 2011
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The world this summer is facing unprecedented financial and political upheaval on almost every continent. Yet, in the long term, there has been a subtler but perhaps more significant change that has taken place as western society has moved from a Christian to a post-Christian worldview. Where will this change lead us and how will it effect every Christian? Jeff Patton looks at the scriptures in relation to some modern views and opinions that will impact every fundamentalist bible believing Christian. Are you aware of the trends and their implications for the future?
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