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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, March 18, 2012

Advancing Through Adversity--Sermon Outline

Easter Series: The Succor of Our Savior
Advancing Through Adversity

Memory Verse:
Psalm 55:22 (NKJV) Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-11

Matthew 16:18; Philippians 2:8–11
Illustration: Faith of our fathers by Frederick W. Faber

1. Submit to God’s Sovereign Rule
1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

Cf. James 4:10; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Proverbs 3:34; Proverbs 6:16–17; 1 Peter 5:5; Matthew 11:29.

2. Turn Your Troubles over to God
1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV) casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Cf. Psalm 55:22; Mark 1:29–31; Luke 5:1–11; Matt. 17:24–27; Matt. 14:29–31; Isaiah 41:10; Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:13; Psalm 37:5.

Mark 1:29–31; Luke 5:1–11; Matt. 17:24–27; Matt. 14:29–31

Illustration:  “God Will Take Care Of You” by  Civilla D. Martin 

3. Be Vigilant and Stand Firm in the Faith
1 Peter 5:8–9

Cf. 2 Corinthians 11:3; John 10:10; John 8:44; Ecclesiastes 10:1; 1 John 3:8; Ephesians 6:10–13; 17–18; 2 Chronicles 20:12–15; Exodus 14:13–15

 4. Be Optimistic in the Face of Adversity
1 Peter 5:10–11

Cf. 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 1:6; 2 Corinthians 4:17

Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.”--ROBERT H. SCHULLER Don't Throw Away Tomorrow

Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.