Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

(Note this is a new feature as of December 2016)

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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: 12/25/2016

Presenter: Wayne Engram and follow up by Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: Having a Plan

Notes:

Everyone has something to be thankful for, we serve a powerful God. People can overcome sickness and life's issues and get healthy in the name of of the Lord our God.

We must have a plan (John 1:1-13) and that plan is the plan of God. From the time man fell in the garden, God had a plan for our salvation. The falling brought us away from God, but He had a plan to bring us back to Him.

A Child of God knows they are going to get through difficult times. But it's imperative that we have a plan (a method of accomplishing an objective). We are never going to be what we can be unless we get on God's plan for us. There are so many plans out there these days, but there is only one plan that can truly save us. We must put God first.

He shall direct your path (Proverbs 3:6). God is always there for us. In all ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Satan sets stumbling blocks to block our way. We can only overcome by trusting in God and letting him direct our path.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalms 37:23). We are talking about the plan of God here.

We have to have a plan when going to war (Luke 14:31), you have to have a strategy. In our walk with God we have a plan to fight the war (side note: we are constantly in spiritual warfare for our salvation - the devil wants to destroy that which God plants in our heart). I want to be blessed and successful in all I do. Trust in God that we can get through. But we must make peace first.

Put God first and get on the plan which will get us though all our difficulties. In Luke 12:16-21, God called the man a fool because he did everything to be successful (materialistically) but he wasn't on God's plan.

Always remember you need a plan and that is the plan of God. You are not going to get a free ticket into the kingdom of God. Receive that which the Lord has given to us and let that lift us up (Psalms 52:7). (side note: don't be brought down or lose your salvation because of materialism). We are not living on our own, but by the blessings of God.

Your testimony will speak for you when you give your life to God and follow his plan. We must make God our plan because that will help us in our time of need. We shall receive the blessings from the Lord (Psalms 24:5) but we must seek the face of God in whatever life brings us. You will be able to get through all of your issues because you are a child of God.

Remember the parable of the sower. There was the seeds that fell by the wayside (Matthew 13:4). If we let our seeds fall by the wayside, the devil will come to take our seeds away. We must not let anyone come into our life which will steal the seed which is sown in our heart. There are so many things God wants to do for us, open doors for us, but we must stay on the plan of God.

Thank God for what he has done. For what he has done in your life. Believe on his name (John 1:9). It is His will that we be saved (2 Peter 3:9). He is committed to helping us be delivered (2 Corinthians 5:19) so we should be on His path.

Follow-up presented by: Benjamin D. Arazu

The plan you choose will affect your decisions. Without a plan your new year resolutions will fail. How many of us have attempted to make resolutions only to have them fail by January 15th. Trust in God. Be on his plan and you can be successful.

God has a plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11). If you don't have a plan for your life then the enemy will take advantage of you. If you don't have a plan, the devil will give you one. God is thinking about you. He has a plan for you. He has only thoughts of peace for you. Not of evil, but of peace. Notice that this is thoughts of peace - plural, not singular. He doesn't just have a thought of peace for you, but many. There is an expected end. God is going to make a way for you and reach out to you.

Regarding prayer (Jeremiah 29:12), your attitude in approaching God must be positive or you will not be able to pray effectively. You must have high expectations of God. If our prayers are ineffective it is because we don't treat God as something to write home about. (side note: But he is and as a child of God you should believe he is a great and powerful God whose plan is to get us out of trouble.)

January 2017 - 21 days of Fasting and Prayer

Daniel 10 has a 21 day plan for us for fasting. Eat nothing cooked (Daniel 10:2-3), but enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. And plenty of water.

Esther also tells us how to fast for three days. Eat or drink nothing for three days (Esther 4:16) (side note - if you are new to fasting you should continue to drink water).

Jesus emphasized payer and fasting (Matthew 17:21) to rebuke the evil spirits. Fasting and prayer is not meant to be a bride to God but rather the fasting will help our prayers be more effective.

Reminders were given during service that January 31st is our Love Feast and all are welcome and all are welcome to bring friends. Please bring a dish to pass, but if you can't come anyway.