Five Seconds After You Die
When you give your life to something else, it solves all those other things. I'm urging you, and I'm challenging you, for
the next 30 days. Thirty days, will you do something once a day, for someone else outside your family, just 30 days ?
After 30 days, ask yourself: do I want to do another 30? All I'm asking you for is 30 days, 30 days.
Now if you will do that, I want you to make a commitment before the Lord right now, simply by bearing witness and
raising your hand, I will do this for the next 30 days. Okay, now I want you to look around - keep your hands up - look
around. I want everybody to know that you're able to hold these - just have fun with it. Don't be judgemental, have
fun. Just ask each other: hey, what did you do this week?
Ma ybe someone who knows what they're doing with Facebook- because I don't - maybe you could start a Facebook
blog on Bay City Outreach thing called Salt and Light, or whatever you want to call it, and just have it there for people
to put their stories: hey, I was here, and this is what happened. You won't believe what God did. Hey, I was here and
this is what happened, you won't believe what I saw God do, and then when we start telling stories like that, it creates
energy; and I promise you, I promise you, this is what God has called Bay City to be. Regardless of who's standing
up here, this is what Bay City is: a group of people bringing heaven to every place they see hell on this earth. I urge
you to be that. Let's pray together.
Lord, You're wonderful, we love You, and we honour You. Lord, forgive me for the places I've buried my talent. I want
to be someone who uses what You've given me, to establish Your kingdom here. I'm going to pray a prayer with you,
if you mean it. I'll tell you the prayer first, and then we'll pray it together. If you mean it, I want you to get in on it, and
the prayer goes like this:
Lord Jesus, give me the courage to see things differently, and the irresistible urge to respond to what I see. So if you
mean that, right now under your breath, say: Lord Jesus, give me the courage to see things differently, and the
irresistible urge to respond to what I see. If you're here today, and you've never received what Jesus did for you
before the foundation of the world, and you just want to ge t onboard, you want to start your journey with God, you
could say something like this: Lord Jesus, I have no hope of saving myself, so I ask You to be the Lord of my life. I
choose to trust Your version of my story, instead of my own. Thank You Lord. Amen.
Resurrection of the Dead (Mike Connell)
Sun 3rd Apr 2011 AM « Back to Top
Excerpt from “First Principles” set (6 of 7). Jesus was the first-fruits, the first-b orn to b e resurrected from the dead,
and appear to many in a resurrection body - immortal, incorruptible, able to vanish in and out, no longer constrained
b y the physical world. He was a pattern for all that is to follow. This teaching covers the first resurrection, 1000 year
reign of Christ on earth, and the second resurrection. Which one will you be in?
Welcome to this series: the First Principles in Christ. We're now on the next principle called „The Resurrection of the
Dead’. We trust you really listen, and let God speak to your heart, and that you are established and changed because
Hebrews 6:1 - “Now leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying
again the foundation: Repentance from dead works; Faith toward God; the Doctrine (or teaching) of Baptisms
(Baptism into Christ, into Water, in the Holy Ghost, Baptism of Fire); of the Laying on of Hands (last session); of
Resurrection of the Dead; and of Eternal Judgment. And this we will do if God permits.”
Last week, we looked at the Laying on of Hands. When you touch someone, you make connection with them; and the
Laying on of Hands always implies there's relationship. We saw that the Laying on of Hands enabled us to receive
from anointed men and women of God, to receive for our needs, to receive impartations; but also that we could lay
hands on others, and we can give.