March 10th, 2012
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Israeli PM Netanyahu gave President Obama a copy of the book of Esther. What was the significance of this gesture? Jeff Patton delves into the history of Queen Esther and Haman the main characters in the book and the spiritual messages we can garner from this scriptural text.
February 29th, 2012
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Brain science has taught us many things about how the brain operates. The Creator who made this intricate design understood that our learning, both physically and spiritually, happens as we “grow our brains.” Jeff Patton explores the connections between acquiring biblical wisdom and gaining physical knowledge.
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.