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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, February 12, 2012

Loving the Unlovely

Agape Love Sunday
 Loving the Unlovely
Memory Verse: 1 John 4:7 (NKJV) 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

Scripture: 1 John 2:9–11; 1 John 3:10–18; 1 John 4:7–19 (NKJV)


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1.       Loving others shows that I am obedient to God.
1 John 2:9–11
John 15:12 (NIV) 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Leviticus 19:18 (NKJV) 18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.


2.       Christian love is an expression of our regenerate life in Christ.
1 John 3:10–15; John 13:34–35; Matthew 5:21–22 

1 John 1:2 

1 John 5:20 

John 14:6 

Titus 3:3 (HCSB) For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 (HCSB) About brotherly love: You don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.

3.       Christian Love is Sacrificial and Practical

1 John 3:16–18 

Luke 1:78 

Philemon 7 (NKJV) 7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother.

Philemon 12 
Philemon 20 

4.       Love is a valid test of an authentic Christian Faith

1 John 4:12–16 

Romans 5:5 

1 John 3:11 (NLT) 11 This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.

John 13:34–35 
John 15:17 (NLT) 17 This is my command: Love each other.

Colossians 1:4