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: 04/16/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: The Resurrection is a Person, Not a One Day Event

Notes:

Today is Easter Sunday. "The Easter Bunny" has came and visited many Christians. Many Churches are celebrating with Egg Hunts. Many Christians feel that this is the one day a year we turn our focus on the resurrection of Christ. But where did the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs come from and what do the have to do with the resurrection of our Lord and Savior? They come from pagan fertility rites, but that is for another discussion, another time.

What we want to focus today's lesson on is the Resurrection of Christ. The Resurrection is not just an event you celebrate once a year. It is a way of life. The Resurrection is a person, not an event. Celebrate it all year long, but most of all - remember His death. For that is what He truly wanted us to remember. "Do this is remembrance of me" - He was the Passover lamb that was sacrificed for our salvation.

If you want to live a victorious life you must understand today's discussion.

Healing can be for our emotional well being as well as our physical well being. Today we will be looking at the life and death of the man Christ Jesus. This is for everyone who is Christian, male and female alike, regardless of your background or current status. Everybody can access God in Christ.

The devil will try to bring many things in your life that will affect you future. You must be strong in your identity in Christ (see "The Identity of Believers"). A new identity in Christ is similar to having a new home. You might mistakenly return to the old home, but if you are grounded in your new location then you will return home (victorious).

When did the old man die and when did he become anew?

All will be made alive in Christ, not just some (1 Corinthians 15:22). We all die as in Adam, the original sinner. Adam begat a son in his image (Genesis 5:3), not in the image of God. Adam was the only man created in God's image. We are born in the likeness of Adam, through his sinful nature.

We were made sinners through Adam's disobedience (Romans 5:19). No faithful Christian tells their children to lie, but they learn to do it none the less. It is in our nature. You can be morally good and still be a sinner. It is only through the obedience of one that we are made righteous.

Everyone is under sin (Galatians 3:22). Righteousness is given to us by God, not because of the way you act, because of Jesus. God is looking for a day when he will come to sanctify us. Those things you dislike in yourself, caused by the devil, will not just go away by themselves or through self help courses. You need God - you need Christ. That is the only way you will be saved from those sins.

In Romans 3:9, Paul was asking if the Jews were better than the gentiles. The answer is no. The Israelites were all under sin. They were not righteous just because they had the law of Moses. In Adam, everyone dies. If you are not in Christ, you are in trouble. No matter how spiritual you think you are, you cannot be righteous without Jesus.

When and where did the old man die?

The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). The sin brings death; a separation from God; a spiritual death. You are being separated from your maker, this is why the enemy has access to your mind.

We are dead in sin (1 Peter 2:24). It is a position you need to get up from. Don't let your sins hold you down.

Paul wasn't there when Christ was crucified, so why did he say he was crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)? He understood Christ died for him, for all of our sins. Grace gives us authority over sin. Grace gives us victory. Christ must live in you if you are going to overcome your fate. "I have victory in the name of Jesus!" Shout it. Shout Victory!

A child of God ought to live a victorious life. They ought to be able to defeat the devil every day. Christianity is not a dead religion - it is alive! Feel the power available when you have Jesus in you! "I believe God can heal all types of diseases!" (come on say it!) In Paul's time to say you were Christian was to make yourself an outcast. If Paul could be alive in Christianity and not ashamed to be Christian, why can't you? There is life in Jesus! Praise God! If you love Jesus lift up your hands right now! Declare victory in your life! Christianity is Power. Live in that power. Live in Christ!