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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, April 8, 2012

The Reason for the Season

Easter Series: The Succor of Our Savior
The Reason for the Season

Memory Verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
 Text: Luke 24:1–12; 1 John 3:10-23

 1. It Is an Evidential Portrayal of how Jesus Disabled Death and its Power
Matthew 28:5–6;  Luke 24:5; Isaiah 25:8; Romans 6:9; 2 Timothy 1:10; 1 Corinthians 15:54–55

Savior, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave. --
The Hill song “Mighty to Save”

2. It is a Representation of how Jesus Changed our lives
1 John 3:14–18
Cf. John 5:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:8; John 15:13; Romans 5:8; Matthew 5:46; James 2:15–16

"A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter or to others is not a nice person."--Bill Swanson, the CEO of Raytheon, coined the rule:

 “Love is not the basis of human relationship with God, but the result. Love is not the basis of salvation, but another evidence of it.”-- Dr. Robert James Utley

3. It Validates the Assurance that believers have before God
Cf. 1 John 3:19–22; James 4:3

4. It is Indicative of the way Jesus wants us to live
1 John 3:23
Cf. John 15:14; John 14:1–3