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Antioch, California, United States
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, 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.