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: 12/28/2016

Presenter: Brother Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: Study the Word Daily

Notes:

Study the word daily was the way Brother Benjamin started out tonight's lesson. Before hitting the street look at the reality of Christ... and what we can do through Him. Our mind should be renewed every day according to God's plan.

There is something significant about the name of Jesus (Acts 5:40) that the pharisees were afraid of. Daily the apostles taught and talked about Jesus (Acts 5:41-42). God, through the apostles, wants us to understand our identity. For God to give us grace again and for us to be redeemed, we must know our identity.

Every man born under the sun lost the image (Genesis 1:26). Among humans, only Adam was made in an image of God. Adam was the first image God created (Genesis 2:7). It was planned that Adam would live for eternity. God created the garden and put Adam into it. At this point, Adam was still an image of God because he was obeying the principles of God.

God had created rules for Adam to follow (Genesis 2:16) and He told Adam something along the lines you need to obey me. After Adam sinned, he was no longer an image of God. The image of God cannot sin. He lost the image because he became imperfect and unrighteous.

Adam begot a son in his own likeness (Genesis 5:1-3). This was an image of sin. It was a polluted image. Sin polluted the first image. It was no longer the image of God. Before we give our life to Jesus, we are an image of Adam, not of God.

The one that was natural came first (1 Corinthians 15:45-49). The spiritual one came second. Anyone that has not asked Jesus to forgive his sins is still with the first Adam. We are not automatically born righteous just because our parents might be. When you become an image of God, you are a NEW Adam through Jesus. God did not recreate the first Adam. We need to switch over from the image of the first Adam to that of the second by being obedient to God. You will not inherit the kingdom of God if you remain in the image of the first Adam. So the question becomes: How can we become like the image of the heavenly one? The answer is simple. By being obedient to the gospel and following the word of God we can become like the second Adam.

If you are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) you are a new image, not a recreated first Adam. We are not a refurbished version of the first Adam when we ask for forgiveness. We are created in the new (2nd)(heavenly) Adam when we do this. Yes, you probably have a character to work on. That doesn't mean God looks at you like a first Adam. You are complete in God when you make up your mind to obey God. What you need to do is ask for forgiveness and follow the gospel. Give yourself over to Jesus.

If you are not careful, you won't understand why evil thoughts enter your head. You might think you are corrupt. These thoughts happen because we are born in the flesh.

Present your bodies (Romans 12:1-2) and dedicate your time. No one becomes holy over night. Verse 2 tells us how to do this. We need to be constantly looking at the Word of God to renew our minds. When we do this, there are three things we will begin to know and understand:

1) You will understand what is good and what you should do.

2) You will understand what is acceptable before God (it is good to praise God, pay tithes, pray for one another, etc. No one will need to tell you these things because you will understand.)

3) You cannot understand Gods perfect will until your mind is renewed. Conversely, once your mind is renewed, you will begin to gain an understanding.

Well, what are the tools I need to renew my mind? The answer is the knowledge of God's Word.

So, put on the new man, not the first Adam (Colossians 3:10). I am saved through the word of God. Renewed through the knowledge of God's word. The diet of the believer is Jesus! Feed on the Word daily.

The only doctrine we have in the bible is Jesus (Hebrews 13:9). Jesus is our Grace. To be established with Grace is to be established in Christ, not material things. We shouldn't get excited over material things. If your spirit has not been fed, you will never feel joy (the lasting kind that is). If you want to discover your purpose, the only thing you need to fill your life is God's word.

If you don't understand God, the keys to the kingdom become irrelevant (Colossians 1:9). If you find keys on the ground but don't know who they belong to, you won't know what house they go to or where to go. But if you know the person they belong to then you will understand what they go to. Seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will come to you.

You can't be fruitful in every good work if your understanding is not being led (Colossians 1:10). If you miss church services regularly then you do not understand God. I am complete in Christ! (come on, say it with me!)

In 1 Corinthians 2:13 Paul was telling the church that he was feeding them spiritual things and that should be the purpose of the church. In other words, revealing Jesus. You must feed on Christ or you will get discouraged. You are built up by the word and only that will give you an inheritance. You are an image of Jesus. Don't let the enemy tell you otherwise. But you must be fed, daily. Grab your inheritance!