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.
January 2nd, 2012
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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.
December 25th, 2011
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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 your understanding of this topic that is vital to your understanding of your relationship with your Maker.
December 25th, 2011
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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.
This week the European Union is having to make some critical choices. So far 26 of 27 European nations have been willing to trade sovereignty for economic security. The bible has some prophetic statements about choosing who will rule and the implications of those choices. Jeff Patton brings to light the dilemma every follower of Christ must come to grips with when it comes to the question of “Who will be King?” He cautions religious people to remember that prophecy is not a “spectator sport.”