Bay Area Fellowship – Ultimate Giveaway on CNN

Bay Area Fellowship – Ultimate Giveaway on CNN


>>>FIRED UP AND EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO GIVE TO GOD. SO ARE YOU READY TO HAVE AN OFFERING? ALL RIGHT. LET’S DO THIS. ♪ EVERYBODY DANCE NOW ♪ ♪ EVERYBODY DANCE NOW ♪>>IT’S OFFERING!>>WELL, OFFERING IN MY CHURCH WASN’T QUITE LIKE THAT.>>GOT TO LOVE THE MUSIC.>>LOVE THE MUSIC. WELL, THATTAGE YOU’RE SEEING NOW IS TEXAS MINISTER BILL CORNELIA TAKING UP OFFERING. IT’S IN CORPUS CHRISTI. CLEARLY HE’S NOT A BIG STICKLER FOR TRADITION BUT WHAT HE’S DOING FOR EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE MIGHT EVEN TOP THIS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BEAMERS, BIKES, FURNITURE, LAPTOPS. AND YOU’RE GOING TO GET SOMETHING. THE GOOD MORNING LIVE VIA SKYPE. KIND SIR, WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. WE WON’T GIVE OUT THE DIRECTIONS TO YOUR CHURCH BECAUSE I’M SURE EVERYBODY WOULD BE TRYING TO SHOW UP TOMORROW BUT TELL ME WHY? WHY DID YOU WANT TO DO THIS?>>WELL, THE REAL HEART BEHIND THE WHOLE THING IS FIRST OF ALL PEOPLE’S GENEROSITY IS J PEOPLE STEPPED UP AND GAVE. WE’RE DOING THIS BECAUSE WE WANT TO REACH PEOPLE AND BRING THEM IN AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH GOD LIVES THEM.>>PEOPLE SAY IT’S LIKE YOU’RE AND THAT’S JUST NOT THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT THINK ABOUT IT, MOST CHURCHES BACK IN THE DAY AND EVEN STILL TODAY DO EASTER EGG HUNTS TO DRAW KIDS IN. I JUST CAN’T FIND ANY EASTER EGGS LARGE ENOUGH TO PUT ANY OF OUR CARS IN.>>AN EASTER EGG HUNT FOR A CHILD VERSUS A SEVEN SERIES FOR AN ADULT. IT’S JUST OUR PEOPLE STEPPING UP AND GIVING THINGS SO WE CAN DRAW PEOPLE IN. IT’S THAT SIMPLE OF A PURPOSE AND WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN MANY, MANY PEOPLE COME IN. WE WERE ATTICA PASSITY CROWDS THE OTHER NIGHT. JUST VERY, VERY EXCITING. ALSO BRING A TANGIBLE SIDE TO THE INTANGIBLE TRUTH THAT CAN BASICALLY GIVE THEM HEAVEN AND SO IT’S REALLY — IT’S A GIANT ILLUSTRATION TO POINT THEM TO THE ULTIMATE GIFT WHICH IS THE GIFT OF HEAVEN.>>TELL ME HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK IN CHURCH TOMORROW. FIRST, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU EXPECT AND TELL ME HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT WINNING SOME ITEMS? TO 8,000 PEOPLE, AND SO WE’RE VERY EXCITED. BASICALLY YOU COME IN, YOU REGISTER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SERVICE, AND AT THE END OF THE SERVICE WE TAKE ALL THOSE REGISTRANTS AND PUT THEM IN A BOX, SPIN PULL A NAME AND LITERALLY YOU COULD SHOW UP AND AN HOUR LATER LEAVE THE NEW OWNER OF A CAR.>>NOW, I ASSUME YOU’RE GOING TO PREACH THE WORD BEFORE YOU STAR DON’T WANT THE PEWS TO BE EMPTY.>>ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S THE ENTIRE POINT OF THIS IS THAT WE’RE GIVING OUT GIFTS SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY WHICH IS JOHN 3:16 FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON.>>WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THE ATTENDANCE TO T WEETER THIS WEE BIG CROWD?>>I DON’T KNOW. WE’RE EXPECTING A BUMP. WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO STILL RETAIN QUITE A FEW PEOPLE. THAT’S OUR GOAL AND WE SHOULD HAVE B 20,000 THIS WEEKIEN AND I THINK WE’LL STILL HAVE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE COMING BACK NEXT WEEK AS WELL.>>SOME PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY GO TOMORROW NOT YOUR REGULAR PARISHIONERS, PEOPLE WHO HEARD ABOUT THIS AND WANT TO GET THEIR HANDS ON SOMETHING. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT IDEA OF SOME JUST SHOWING UP TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GIVEAWAY?>>THAT’S EXACTLY WHO WE WANT.>>THAT’S WHO YOU WANT?HE PERSO THAT MATERIAL SIDE OF THINGS AND NOT THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF THINGS AND IT GIVES US A CHANCE TO TELL THEM ABOUT GOD AND HIS LOVE AND TELL THEM ABOUT HEAVEN AND JUST GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE CHRIST.>>ARE YOU WORRIED SOME OF THAT MESSAGE MIGHT GO IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER AND THEN THE MONEY GOES OUT THE DOOR?>>WE’RE REALLY NOT WORRIED ABOUT THAT. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WE’RE JUST GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO LEAVE PEOPLE WITH A GIFT AS WELL. EVERYONE THAT COMES LEAVES A WI WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF ITEMS WORTH OF COUPONS IN THEIR — IN AN ENVELOPE WE’RE GIVING EVERYONE LEAVES A WINNER BUT THE ULTIMATE REASON IS TO POINT PEOP’VE ALREADY SEEN OVER 500 PEOPLE MAKE COMMITMENTS TO THE LORD AND THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK IT SAYS ABOUT US THESE DAYS, THIS DAY AND TIME, THAT IT TAKES SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO BRING CERTAIN PEOPLE INTO CHURCH? JUST WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT US ALL AS A SOCIETYs AS A WHOLE?>>I THINK IT SAYS FRANKLY WE’RE NOT HEAVENLY-MINDED, SO IT’S FUNNY HOW WE’VE BEEN GIVING HETCH OUT FOR FREE OR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AT CHURCHES ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND SUDDENLY ONE CARD THE WHOLE WORLD GOES CRISY. I JUST FIGURE THIS JUST HELPS US SAY, THIS CAR IS NICE, BUT IT’S GOIN TO ‘S NOT GOING TO WORK ONE DAY, BUT HEAVEN IS FOR I DON’T EVER. IT POINTS US TO A GREATER OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.>>WE’RE GOING TO LET YOU GO NOW BUT WE CAN’T HELP BUT NOTICE ON? IS THAT ONE OF THE AY >>WE JUST GAVE AWAY THAT AUDI A-4 LAST NIGHT TO SOMEBODY. WE’RE ALSO GIVING 300 BIKES TO CHILDREN IN ONE OF THE ROUGHEST AREAS OF OUR CITY. I’M REALLY PROUD OF OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE SO GENEROUS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.>>WELL, OUR CREW HERE IS BUYING UP EVERY TICKET FROM ATLANTA TO CORPUS CHRISTI RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL ALL SEE YOU IN CHURCH TOMORROW, SIR.>>SOUNDS GREAT. THANKS A LOT.>>REVEREND, THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR GUEST THIS MORNING.

3 thoughts on “Bay Area Fellowship – Ultimate Giveaway on CNN

  1. Why does this sound so unbelievable when there are less savory individuals fighting for our children's attention with the promise of riches, only to have them ensnared in something more sinister? If they can vie for our childrens' attention or our loved ones' attention, why can't a man of God do the same? Because it doesn't match what tradition teaches us? Look in Mark 7 to see what God thinks of tradition and how it undermines His message! Jesus won't return for His church until every single person has had an opportunity to hear about His gift of eternal life…once they hear it, it's between them and God whether or not they choose life. But BAF is meeting a need…and if all they get out of their investment is the 500 new souls he mentioned, then their efforts were successful, because God would have still done it all for ONE MAN…because of His great love.

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