The Tenth Commandment from Jeremiah Patton on Vimeo.
Lo tachmod, you shall not covet! With God it really is the thought that counts. Jeff Patton explores the biblical instructions relating to the tenth commandment – a divine directive that deals specifically with how we use our mind. As we get ready to observe the Feast, one of God’s promises touches on this concept of covetousness and gives us great comfort as we prepare to leave our homes behind to honour God. Do you know what this promise is?
The Ninth Commandment from Jeremiah Patton on Vimeo.
Is honesty the best policy? Does God have something to say about it? And what does, “Bear false witness really mean?” Is this a legal phrase telling us how to behave in a court of law? Is it OK to lie to the “infidel” because the scripture only cites bearing false witness against a neighbour? Jeff Patton answers these questions and searches the scriptures to give us a more comprehensive understanding of the ninth commandment – one of God’s prime directives for life.
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.