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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, January 22, 2012

What to do When in Distress--Outline only

Jonah: An Inescapable Mission
What to do When in Distress?

Memory Verse: Psalm 120:1 (NKJV) In my distress I cried to the Lord, And He heard me.

Text: Jonah 1:17-2:10
Jonah 1:17 (NKJV)  17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

 “A believer cannot come to a place so abnormal that he cannot not pray to God there. The belly of the sea monster became Jonah’s prayer closet.”James E. Smith

First, we should Pray to God. Jonah 2:1-7
Jonah 2:1 (NKJV) Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.
Cf. Lamentations 3:55–56; Psalm 120:1

Second, we should Praise God. Jonah 2:8-9
Jonah 2:8–9
Psalm 31:6 I have hated those who regard useless idols;  But I trust in the Lord. 
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Third, we should realize that our Deliverance will be propelled by God. Jonah 2:10
Jonah 2:10 (NKJV) 10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

Are you in bondage today? 

Are you in distress? 

Turn to God.