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: 02/26/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: The Great Commission

Notes:

A disciple of Jesus should be involved in the Great Commission.

Go and teach all nations (Matthew 28:18-19). Talk to someone about Jesus. This is the Great Commission and this is our responsibility as children of God. God expects us to tell somebody about Him. Jesus has all power and authority and asks us to go. Go and tell the world about Him. This will make your faith strong. The more you exercise it the stronger your faith will be.

The function of the Spirit of God in you is for you to be his witness (Acts 1:8). Start within your home and your household, your family, your neighbors, your school, etc. This is your Jerusalem. It is your responsibility to be a witness. You have seen what God can do. You have witnessed it. Now go and share your testimony.

Are you afraid? This is common but shouldn't be so. One of the expectations of the spirit is that you must witness to the power and glory of God, how God saved you, and how God has moved in your life (for a start). If you have faith in God, nothing should make you afraid. He has your back.

Peter witnessed to the people (Acts 2:14-16) telling them what was in the Word and about the bible. If we are going to be effective children of God then we must be able to share the word, to share our testimony. Declaring your faith in public will strengthen your faith. You don't stretch your authority within the four walls of the church. You stretch your authority when you share outside those walls.

But don't preach your mind. Don't preach your opinions. You must communicate the gospel of Christ. Share your testimony, but keep it focused on the gospel. Minister about how God came to die for us.

It isn't the Holy Ghost that speaks to the people (Acts 4:1-5). Sometimes we expect people to just come to church (we're listed in the newspaper - right?). But if they are not invited, how do they know they are welcome? Most people start going to a church because they were invited by someone. The apostles taught the word because they were being obedient to the Great Commission.

If we want to partner with God (this is the meaning of the Great Commission - that you are going to partner with God) make up your mind that this week you are going to talk to someone. The apostles did not share their opinions but told people about Jesus. They told the people their testimony. It is our responsibility to talk to people. God will touch their heart, but you must first invite them. It's not the responsibility of some people or the pastors, but every Christian's responsibility.

The Holy Ghost will encourage you even in your struggles (Acts 5:40). The enemy is against us. The devil is afraid of Jesus and will do everything he can to prevent you from talking about Jesus. You need to tell the devil to shut up!

Don't be afraid or ashamed. Rejoice in your faith (Acts 5:41). Have joy to share your faith. Be excited to share your faith. The Great Commission is our responsibility. We must make up our minds to tell people that we enjoy God's presence. That God has saved us. You must tell people about Jesus. He is the only hope for humanity.

Go from house to house (Acts 5:42) without being discouraged. Some people will turn you away. Some may slam the door in your face. Bless them and move on. You need to find the people that are in need of the Word. They are out there and they will be thankful when you bring it to them. And you will have joy for doing it. You have to work at it. Daily. Every day you must preach and teach about Jesus Christ.

The bible was written for our learning (Romans 15:4). It doesn't tell us that going house to house was the old way of doing things, that we would outgrow that method. It is as relevant today as it has ever been.

Commit your life to talk about Jesus. Even if it's only once a month. That's small and you can do better than that - but it is better than nothing. Daily, in the temple and in the house, you should teach.

In Acts 1-5 the disciples were concentrating on Jerusalem (their home). But the disciples were not content with just speaking at home. They needed to spread the word. Don't have a maintenance mentality. Be a builder. Get people saved. Get people baptized. Get people filled with the Spirit of God (Acts 8:5).

The Spirit of God can not do evangelism for the church. The church must do it's own evangelism (Acts 8:6). We must make up our minds to be a disciple making church by what we do. Make up your mind that we are going to represent Jesus (side note: look at us like His marketing team).

We need to preach the bible and go on the Great Commission (Romans 1:16-17). Don't be ashamed, the gospel is the power of God. If you want to see the power of God, you must engage yourself in the gospel. If you don't preach the gospel you are not revealing the righteousness of God. The righteousness of God can only be seen through the gospel.

Talk to someone. Pray for them. Invite them to church.

Be a disciple of Jesus. Don't settle for less. Don't become sedimentary. Get excited. Ask the Lord to help you. Sharing your testimony will become the highlight of your day. People will call you crazy for being out there. It's okay. Be crazy for Jesus!

You are wise by accepting Jesus (Daniel 12:3). If you are going to be as bright as a star then you must turn many to righteousness.