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In the Christian’s journey from Passover to Pentecost there are fundamental lessons about God’s nature and the Christian life that we can rehearse. The journey of the Israelites in the wilderness during this season millennia ago provides us foundational lessons in living. Jeff Patton reminds us that God is our healer. But there is a big “IF” attached to God’s healing promise. God sets conditions and offers opportunities for us to reap the benefits of His teaching. Will we heed God’s advice, instructions in healthy living that the Egyptians did not know, and as a result, suffer “none of these diseases” that the Egyptians experienced?
Who is Your Rock from cogwebcast on Vimeo.
In Japan, siesmologists and engineers were astounded by the amount of destruction caused by “liquefaction” in areas where buildings were built on fill or sandy soils. In the gospels Christ reiterates this spiritual message that building on sand leads to destruction. Jeff Patton asks you to consider, “What is the rock that you, as a Christian should build your life on, so you have a sure foundation?” The answer will present some surprises to those who adhere to traditional teaching, rather than sola scriptura.
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Christ, the I Am, and Lord of the Passover, the one who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, requires His people to pay attention to the lessons of this Holyday season and be ready for action. Jeff Patton examines the message of the festival of unleavened bread, and answers the question, “What should a Christian community do in response to divine intervention and deliverance?”
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Christ the Wave Sheaf
If we celebrate Passover and the spring festival season and delve into their roots in scripture we gain a great deal of understanding that most Christians miss concerning Christ, the wave sheaf. Jeff Patton relates this special ceremony to the events surrounding Christ’s resurrection and it’s meaning for all Christian’s who go to the mercy seat of God for help in time of need.
April 24th, 2011
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This morning on the one-year anniversary of the world’s worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, I was listening to a CBC Radio 1 interview with Kenneth Fineberg, who is also known as the “pay czar” for British Petroleum’s US$20 billion compensation fund for those hurt by that environmental disaster. Fineberg, a legal specialist in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, was previously the Special Master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund a decade ago and wrote a book about his experience called “What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11.”
So, how does Mr. Fineberg place a value on a human life?
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So what is real success? Christ turned the notions of his day upside-down by declaring that the disciples’ view of “leadership,” patterned after the Roman model, was erroneous. Jeff talks about a Christian perspective on “servants” and the significance of Christ’s example of footwashing to Christians who are observing the Passover season.
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The story of scripture is a “good news” “bad news” story. That is why the apostle Paul admonishes us to examine ourselves. This self-reflection is of special importance prior to our renewing of our covenant at Passover and our partaking of the symbols of Christ’s sacrifice that ratifies our covenant with the Father. Jeff Patton takes a closer look at Christ’s role of mediator and our hope that is confirmed through the covenant promises.