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John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Remember, Reflect, Refocus-Sermon Outline

Christmas & End of Year Thanksgiving
Remember, Reflect, Refocus
(Jer 6:16 NIV) “This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls….” 

Seven Days of Fasting and Prayer January 1 – 7, 2011

Agape Bible Fellowship & Ministries Inc.
Seven Days of Fasting and Prayer January 1st – 7th, 2011
                                                                                         
(Joel 1:14 NIV)  Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

2011 Theme: MY YEAR OF FULFILMENT

TEXT VERSE: (Isa 42:8-9 NIV)  "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. {9} See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

Theme Hymn: #335, Standing on the Promises

·        January 1. Read Psalm 1:1-3; Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 10:25. Pray that God helps you to live your life for Him this year.
·        January 2. Read Isa 42:8-9. Pray that God’s promises concerning you will be fulfilled this year in Jesus name. Pray for completion of uncompleted projects and for possibilities in your life this year. Sing our theme song: “Standing on the Promises”
·        January 3. Read 2 Kings 6:1-7. Pray that the same power that retrieved the lost axe-head will work on your behalf to fulfill God’s agenda in your life this year in Jesus name. Pray that there will not be any untimely death in our ministry this year and beyond in Jesus name.
·        January 4th. Read Mathew 7:7-8; Psalm 46. With trust in God, ask God what you want for you and your family this year. Pray for other members of your church family, as you feel led.
·        January 5th Read Psalm 37:25; Philippians 4:19. Pray for financial blessings for your family and your church this year. Pray that your church meets its budgetary expectations this year. Pray for the growth of your church and removal of all obstacles to advancement. Read Matthew 16:18.
·        January 6th Read 1 Kings 17:7-16. Just like the widow of Zarephath was singled out for a miracle at the eleventh hour, pray that God bring about your uncommon miracle this year in Jesus name. Read Isaiah 65:17-25.
·        January 7th Read Psalm 103, 125 & 150. Praise God for who He is. Thank him for the benefits you have received last year and during these seven days of prayer. Commit your ways to the Lord in prayer. Re-affirm your trust in God.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Getting to Know The Savior

Christmas Series
Getting to Know The Savior

Memory Verse: (Isa 9:6 NIV)  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Christ of Christmas-Sermon Outline


Christmas Series
The Christ of Christmas
“If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: "God with us." We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth! “--John F. MacArthur, Jr.

MATURE:
Memory Verse: (John 3:16 NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


INSIGHT:
Read:  Luke 2:1-16 NIV
(Luke 2:1-16 NIV)  In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. {2} (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) {3} And everyone went to his own town to register. {4} So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. {5} He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. {6} While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, {7} and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. {8} And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. {9} An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. {10} But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. {11} Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. {12} This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." {13} Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, {14} "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." {15} When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." {16} So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.


INTRODUCTION:

Titus 1:16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.



Who is this Christ of Christmas?

1.    Arrived at the Appropriate Time

The Bible says, Let us read this together,
(Gal 4:4 NIV)  But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,

 (1 John 4:14 NIV) And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

 (Num 23:19 NIV)  God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?



2.    Born According to Prophecy


(Mat 24:35 NIV)  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

 (Isa 7:14 NIV)  Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

 (Mat 1:18 NIV)  This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

(Mat 1:23 NIV)  "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with us."

(Luke 1:26-27 NIV)  In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, {27} to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.

(Luke 1:30-31 NIV)  But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. {31} You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

 (Micah 5:2 NIV)  "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."

 (Mat 2:3-6 NIV)  When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. {4} When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. {5} "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: {6} "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"


(Luke 2:4-7 NIV)  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. {5} He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. {6} While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, {7} and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.



(Isa 9:6 NIV)  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


(Isa 53:4-5, 7 NIV) {4} Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. {5} But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.


 (Isa 53:5 KJV)  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.


 (1 Pet 3:18 NIV)  For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,


3.    Assumed a humble status

 

 (Luke 2:6-7 NIV)  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, {7} and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

(John 1:1-5, 10-11, 14 NIV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. {2} He was with God in the beginning. {3} Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. {4} In him was life, and that life was the light of men. {5} The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. … {10} He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. {11} He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. ….{14} The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.



 (Phil 2:5-11 NIV) Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: {6} Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, {7} but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. {8} And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! {9} Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, {10} that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, {11} and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

emptied himself kenosis theory

(2 Cor 8:9 NIV)  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.


4.    Born for an Appointed Purpose

 (Mat 1:21 NIV) She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."

(Luke 19:10 NIV)  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."


 (John 1:29 NIV) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

 (John 3:14-16 NIV)  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, {15} that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. {16} "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 (1 Cor 15:3 NIV)  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,


(Gal 3:13 NIV)  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."

(Gal 4:4-5 NIV)  But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, {5} to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

 (1 Pet 3:18 NIV)  For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,


God sent his son, they called him Jesus; He came to love, heal and forgive; He lived and died to buy my pardon, an empty grave is there to prove my savior lives.

CONCLUSION:
 (Luke 15:10 NIV)…I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."


First, Admit you are a sinner in need of forgiveness. (Rom 3:23 NIV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Second, Believe that Jesus is the son of God,
(John 1:12 NIV)  Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
(John 3:16-18 NIV)  "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. {17} For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. {18} Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

Third, Confess before other people that you have accepted Jesus
(Rom 10:9-10 NIV)  That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. {10} For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

It is as simple as A, B, C.
(Eph 2:8-9 NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- {9} not by works, so that no one can boast.




Thursday, December 2, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY

In Memoriam

(Psa 116:15 NIV)  Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Today is the birthday of my dearly beloved father, Rev. Joseph Akinlabi Ojewole, who went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2009. If he had lived to be around today, he would have celebrated his 76 birthday today. But God has a better plan for him as he is in a better place. (2 Cor 5:8 NIV) We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

Happy Birthday to you, daddy. We missed you. The thoughts and feelings about you will remain indelible in our memories forever. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Giving Thanks In Difficult Circumstances

Thanksgiving Series
Giving Thanks In Difficult Circumstances
Memory Verse: (Phil 4:19 NIV) And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you. The Bible says: 1 Thess. 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.During this season, let us focus on the positives and not the negatives. The negatives and failures of the past could drain up our energy and mess up our spirit of thanksgiving. Negativity is toxic. It could cloud one's mind to the point that one is unable to sense and remember the positive side of life. A negative person is unhappy, miserable, depressed, defeated, bitter and distressed. Negativity destroys and robs people of God's blessings. Negativity can be manipulated by the devil to make you feel like life will always be bitter and not better. Be careful of negativity. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giving God Our Grateful Love

Giving God Our Grateful Love

Memory Verse: 1 Thess. 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In Divine Presence

 Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding the Voice of God

 In Divine Presence
 Memory Verse: (Psa 16:11 NIV) You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How to Live a Stable Life

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding the Voice of God
 How to Live a Stable Life

MEMORY Verse: Psalm 1:3 NIV He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What Kind of Listener Are You?

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding the Voice of God
What Kind of Listener Are You?

Memory Verse: (John 5:30 NIV)  By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

If Not God—Reflections on My 50th Birthday

If Not God—Reflections on My 50th Birthday
Written on October 21, 2010

(Psa 90:12 NIV)Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nigeria at 50: The Way Forward

Nigeria at 50: The Way Forward
Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

"KNOW THE TRUTH" RADIO MINISTRY WILL BE BACK ON THE AIR-WAVES ON NOVEMBER 28

Effective November 28, Agape Bible Fellowship will resume its radio ministry program again. The program called "KNOW THE TRUTH" will broadcast every Sunday morning from 6:00-6:30AM (Pacific Time) on RADIO KDIA 1640AM. If you are not able to get the broadcast where you live, you could listen to the broadcast online while the broadcast is going on at http://www.nwrnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=kdia

Sunday, October 17, 2010

When You Quietly Wait and Reflect Upon God (Sermon Outline)

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding the Voice of God

When You Quietly Wait and Reflect Upon God

Memory Verse: (Joshua 1:8 NIV)  Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In Rememberance of my Father Rev. Joseph Akinlabi Ojewole (December 2 1934 to October 13, 2009)

(Rev 14:13 NIV)  Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."

Just a year ago today, one of the giants in the faith, Rev. Joseph Akinlabi Ojewole, went home to be with the Lord, after a brief illness. It is amazing how quick time flies. His departure has created a big vacuum in the family which no one could fill. One thing that gives the entire family consolation is the fact that he led a very good life. His legacy lives on. We thank the Lord for his commitment to his family and ministry. We, his children, are what we are today because of his perseverance and commitment. We missed him for his love and counsel. His memories will remain indelible in our memories as long as we live. Daddy, we love you. We shall meet again at the feet of Jesus where we shall remain inseparable for eternity. Adios.

Monday, October 11, 2010

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS DONATIONS TO THE NEEDY

October 11, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:

Dear Sir/Ma,

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS DONATIONS TO THE NEEDY
This Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, many underprivileged families and those experiencing housing challenges in Antioch, Pittsburg, Oakley, and Brentwood areas would need food and gifts for their children and families. We thank the Lord that you and I are able to make ends meet.
Due to the current economic state of our nation, there are new faces of poverty in our country. Many people who were considered untouched by the economic change of our world in the past, are in need of public assistance presently. It is only by the grace of God that we are all doing well. The sincere reality is simply put this way: “Everyone is a paycheck away from homelessness and poverty.”
I am John Ojewole, the Pastor of Agape Bible Fellowship and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation. I am of the opinion that no one should spend the holidays lacking the normal holiday necessities such as food and gifts. Those of us who have been privileged to have a little extra could make a difference in someone’s life through our compassionate and generous giving. We all belong to this global village. We are our brother’s and sister’s keeper.
During the coming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, our ministry intends to provide free turkeys, food, and gifts to families and persons who are in need regardless of their race, creed, and social status. We cannot do this alone. We need your help. If the Lord has laid it on your heart to donate generously to this cause, please give your tax-deductible donation to our Foundation.  Please do not underestimate the impact of your gift, no matter how small. Your change can bring a change to someone’s situation during the holidays. The donation can be sent to us at our address or we can arrange for a pick-up of the donations.
Agape International Ministries Foundation Inc.
605 West Madill Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Tel. 925-709-4424       E-mail: info@agapebfm.org
Any designated donation given will be used for their designated purpose. Your generous support is highly appreciated. The Bible says, (Prov 11:25 NIV) A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
God’s grace and peace to you and your loved ones!
Sincerely,


Pastor John

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why Corporate Prayers?

Why Corporate Prayers?

(Acts 6:1-6 NIV)  In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. {2} So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. {3} Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them {4} and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." {5} This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. {6} They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. 

10-10-10 PRAYER FOR MULTIPLE BLESSINGS & BREAKTHROUGH—Agape Prayer Guide

10-10-10 PRAYER FOR MULTIPLE BLESSINGS & BREAKTHROUGH—Agape Prayer Guide

The Significance of This day 10-10-10

The Significance of This day 10-10-10

The Tenth Day of the Tenth Month in the year 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How God Speaks to Us (Sermon Outline)

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding God’s Voice
How God Speaks to Us

Memory Verse: (Prov 8:33 NIV) Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

When Jesus Change Your Situation

When Jesus Change Your Situation
Part of the Bible Study Series on “The Gospel of Mark: An Unending Story"

Text: (Mark 1:40-42 NIV)  A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean." {41} Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" {42} Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How to Have a Successful Quiet Time (Bible Study)

The Gospel of Mark: An Unending Story
How to Have a Successful Quiet Time (Bible Study)

In this passage of today, Our Lord Jesus Christ showed us the importance of spending a quality time with our heavenly father. The Scripture reads:

(Mark 1:35-39 NIV)  Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. {36} Simon and his companions went to look for him, {37} and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!" {38} Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come." {39} So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. 


Discerning the Voice of God (Sermon Outline)

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding God’s Voice
Discerning the Voice of God

Memory Verse: (1 John 4:1 NIV)  Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Roughing The Pastor



Roughing The Pastor



September 18, 2010

(Taken from Our Daily Bread Devotional of September 18, 2010)

Our Daily Bread is hosted by Les Lamborn
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the Word and doctrine. —1 Timothy 5:17

10-10-10

10-10-10
The day, October 10 2010, is a unique day. A day like this will not come again in our own generation. Agape is declaring that Sunday as the day of Fasting and Prayer for Triple blessings and breakthroughs both physically and spiritually. Please mark that day on your calendar. www.agapebfm.org 

Patience

"Getting ahead of God is a terrible mistake, and the consequences are always distasteful."--Dr. Charles Stanley
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Does God Always Answer all Our Prayers?

“God has not always answered my prayers.  If he had, I would have married the wrong man –several times!” -Ruth Bell Graham

Monday, September 13, 2010

Today's Religion

"Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender."-- A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Life is Full of Brokenness

"Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives."-Henri Nouwen

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Anger and Decision Making

"Don't make the most important decision of your life when you are angry because you aren't thinking clearly." Dr. Charles stanley.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

God Can Extinguish That Fire!

Bible Study on The Gospel of Mark: An Unending Story

God Can Extinguish That Fire!

Scriptures: (Mark 1:29-31 NIV) As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. {30} Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. {31} So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Be Mindful of Your Connections

Be Mindful of Your Connections
A person’s acquaintances and connections say a lot about the person. The company that you keep would influence you either positively or negatively. One Yoruba adage says that "a sheep that befriends a dog would eat an unsanitary food." As the old saying goes: "Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are." The bible says,  (Prov 13:20 NIV) He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. In view of the aforementioned idea, reexamine your relationships to ascertain if you are in the right circle of friends. The Bible says: (1 Cor 15:33 NIV) Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." A word is sufficient for the wise.

Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches!

Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches!
(Prov 30:8 NIV) Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.

I will rather live and die as a pauper, than become enriched in an ignominious way. It is better to be poor in a dignified way, than to gain fame and wealth through an unbecomingly process. The Bible says: (Prov 17:1 NIV) Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. I am satisfied with whatever God has given me. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER
(Prov 10:7 NIV)  “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…”


A Gentle Whisper (Sermon Outline)

Privileged Promptings: Hearing and Heeding God’s Voice
A Gentle Whisper
 Memory Verse: Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."




Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Mission To Evangelize The World

The Mission To Evangelize The World (Matthew 28:16-20)

By Dr. John Ojewole

The text of the message preached at the 2nd Annual Conference of the North American Fellowship of African Baptist Pastors, held in Nashville, Tennessee from September 18 – 19, 2000.

NIGERIA DAY IN AGAPE

You are invited to Nigeria Day in Agape Bible Fellowship on October 3 at 10:30am. Lunch will be served. Please safe the date.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

In Response to Stephen Hawking's Assertion that God did not Create the Universe

The comment below is in response to an article found on this web link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100902/lf_nm_life/us_britain_hawking

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

John Ojewole's Blog: The Purpose of a Church

John Ojewole's Blog: The Purpose of a Church

The Purpose of a Church

The primary purpose of a church is to rescue the perishing, turn sinners to saints, nurture the justified as they are sanctified and readied the sanctified for their eventual glorification. Anything short of that is maintenance, not ministry.

Is God Interested in the Size of Your Congregation?

God is not interested in the size of your parish or the elegance of your ecclesiastical edifice. He is far more interested in the number of your parishioners that are heaven-bound.