Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

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12/11/2016 (Sun) Ransoms by Bishop Alan Bassette
12/18/2016 (Sun) Maturing Disciples by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/21/2016 (Wed) Knowing Who We Are and Who Christ Is by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/25/2016 (Sun) Having a Plan by Wayne Engram and follow up by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) Study the Word Daily by Brother Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) How Do I Go About a 21 Day Fast? A conversation between pastor and brother
01/01/2017 (Sun) Three Things We Need to Do in 2017 by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/08/2017 (Sun) Who Is Christ? By Pastor Andrew Traub
01/15/2017 (Sun) Things About Grace by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/15/2017 (Sun) Be Knowledgeable in the Word of God and Avoid False Doctrine by Martin Parker with follow up by Benjamin Arazu
01/18/2017 (Wed) Importance of Understanding by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Holy Communion by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Learning by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/25/2017 (Wed) The Identity of Believers by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/29/2017 (Sun) How to Avoid Panicking by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/01/2017 (Wed) The Danger of Religion by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/08/2017 (Wed) The Love of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/12/2017 (Sun) Keep the Fire Burning by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/15/2017 (Wed) Faithlessness and Discouragement by Bishop Alan Bassette
02/19/2017 (Sun) Bless the Lord by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) The Great Commission by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) Children's Time: The Blood of Christ by Martin Parker
03/05/2017 (Sun) How to Follow the spirit of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/12/2017 (Sun) Knowing the Love of Christ by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/19/2017 (Sun) Walking in God's Love by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/26/2017 (Sun) It is Finished! by Brother Wayne Engram
04/02/2017 (Sun) When did the old covenant end and the new covenant begin? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/05/2017 (Wed) The Law Written on Our Hearts is not the Ten Commandments by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/09/2017 (Sun) What is the Law Written on Our Hearts? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/16/2017 (Sun) The Resurrection is a Person, Not a One Day Event by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) Audio Recording on YouTube entitled 'Activating Prophecy' by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is Fully Forgiven by Brother Wayne Engram
04/30/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is a New Man by Martin Parker based on inspiration from Benjamin Arazu
05/07/2017 (Sun) What is Life? By Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Biblical Definition of Life (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Who is a mother? By Vivian Mommy" Arazu"
05/24/2017 (Wed) "Spirit of Faith" Notes and YouTube Video by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/28/2017 (Sun) Revival is Coming by 3 Guest Presenters
06/04/2017 (Sun) The Spirit of Faith (continued) - The Law of Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/07/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/11/2017 (Sun) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith Part 2 (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/14/2017 (Wed) Supernatural Manifestations by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/18/2017 (Sun) (Blessings of) Seeking the Face of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/21/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Releasing Faith Through Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/25/2017 (Sun) Culture of a Strong Church, a Culture of Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/28/2017 (Wed) How to Ask Things in Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/02/2017 (Sun) Worship is an Important Part of Prayer; Pray in Two Dimensions. by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/12/2017 (Wed) Two Dimensions to Prayer (cont) by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/16/2017 (Sun) Two Dimensions of Prayer Review and Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/23/2017 (Sun) Believers are taught to know and not to become by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/26/2017 (Wed) Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/30/2017 (Sun) Essence of Godly Knowledge (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/11/2018 (Sun) Know Your Nature by Benjamin Arazu
03/18/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Growth by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/01/2018 (Sun) Benefits of Resurrection by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/03/2018 (Sun) Righteousness - an ingredient to Spiritual Growth by Vivienna Arazu
07/01/2018 (Sun) Leading of the Spirit by Benjamin D. Arazu
09/16/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Warfare: Importance of Meditation by Benjamin D. Arazu

Date: 02/08/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: The Love of God

Notes:

You can't live for God if you don't understand the love of God.

In Ephesians 3:14-18 Paul was praying for the strength of the saints. That they be strengthened through the power of God's Spirit. The reason we get discouraged is because our inner man is not strong. The only way the inner man may be strong is through the indwelling of Christ in your heart. The only way you will have Christ in your heart is through faith which comes by the Word of God.

You must have the knowledge to know the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:19).

What is the love of Christ? How can we know the love of Christ? It is important to know the love of Christ. The growth of the inner man is possible only through the knowledge of God's Word. Our relationship with God is not by feeling but by knowing - knowing that God loves us.

Paul was saying we should know the love of Christ. We should come to a point in our relationship with God that we have adequate knowledge that Christ loves us. The love of God supersedes the feelings of man. God says you are saved. It must be through knowledge, not through feeling. If you don't have the knowledge of how much Christ loves you then you cannot see the fullness of God.

In Philippians 1:9 Paul was praying for the church. Your love may abound in knowledge. He was trying to magnify the fact that you shouldn't rely on feeling. Life won't always go the way you think it should, but that shouldn't discourage you because you have knowledge. Be strong in knowledge, not in feeling.

If you don't have adequate knowledge of the love of God, you will not see those things which are excellent (Philippians 1:10). You won't see those things that are worth giving yourself to. You won't see excellent things in your life or the life of others. Know that God will provide for you. Have the knowledge that God loves you.

If you have knowledge of God's love, you will be sincere (found pure) in your dealings with him. You will be void of offense. If you have the knowledge that you have the love of Christ and that He died for you, then you will be living all the days of your life in a way that people will not sin because of you. You will not be troubled by the conscience of sin.

If you have knowledge of God's love, you will be able to love him back. Even if you are a mess know that He still loves you. You need to see that God loves you. You will be filled with the fruits of righteousness when you come to this knowledge (Philippians 1:11). We cannot love God well until we know how much He loves us.

You didn't love God first. He loved you first (1 John 4:9-10). He doesn't love us because we love Him. He loved us before we even thought about coming to Him. You can't believe in God's love until you know He loved you first (1 John 4:16). We know and we believe! You can't love what you don't know.

If you have a lot of things (troubles) on your plate, that is all the more reason for you to come to church. God can take away your troubles. God is not a condemner. He will not condemn you but relieve you of your troubles.

If you know the love of Christ then you must keep yourself in the love of Christ. Don't forget you are loved, especially in times of trial. Keep yourself in the love of God (Jude 1:21). Remind yourself everyday how much you are loved. Wake up knowing God loves you. Don't let the devil tell you otherwise.

God loves me! - shout it from the rooftops and believe it! God is so great he can do all things.

Looking at Romans 8:1 we see that Paul was telling the Roman church that there is no condemnation in the love of God. Don't let the devil tell you otherwise. If you have the knowledge of the love of God, then you will not be panicking in the time of trials because you are a conqueror (Romans 8:37). Nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39). Tell the devil he can't separate you from that love. There must be a knowledge of God's love so that you can tell the enemy that he can't stop you.

When you are passing though challenges in life, the enemy will not talk you out of your faith if you have knowledge of God's love.

Let's look at 1 Thessalonians 1:6. Paul was talking to the church telling them they would receive the Word of God even in affliction - not to be separated from the Word of God. When affliction comes it will not stop you from being obedient if you have knowledge. Because you do not doubt God's love, even in affliction, you will be an example to all that believe (1 Thessalonians 1:7).

Don't give you. Hold on to the love of God. In the midst of affliction you must know that God loves you (1 Thessalonians 1:8). You must have faith. Don't give up! If we are going to be strong Christians we must know how much God loves us (1 Thessalonians 1:9). You must know God loves you!

Seek to know God. Seek to know that he loves you! Seek to know how very much he loves you!