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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, December 30, 2012

Stepping Over Into a New Opportunity

End of Year Thanksgiving
Stepping Over Into a New Opportunity

Memory Verse:
Psalm 105:37 (NKJV) He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.

TEXT: Exodus 12:1–2; Psalm 105:37

Psalm 105:37

1.    Relinquish the Thoughts and Memories of the Past  Sufferings
Philippians 3:13–14; Galatians 5:1; Ecclesiastes 10:1

2.    Operate According to the Dictates of the new Paradigm
2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:6–11; John 8:36; Hebrews 12:1

3.    Actualize the Benefits of the New Opportunity
Psalm 105:37; Exodus 12:35–36; Exodus 2:23–24; Daniel 11:32; Revelation 21:4

4.    Have a fresh start.
Genesis 9:1–4; 1:28; 1:26; Psalm 51:10

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Benefits of an Enduring Life in the Spirit

Advent Series: Jesus Has Come
The Benefits of an Enduring Life in the Spirit

Memory Verse: Luke 2:30 (NKJV) For my eyes have seen Your salvation.

TEXT:  Luke 2:25-32

Introduction: Isaiah 40:31; Luke 2:25–26;1 Thessalonians 1:10

1.   The Prompting of the Holy Spirit
 Luke 2:25, 29, 30–32;  Acts 2:4, 31

2.   The Spirit-Driven Performance
Luke 2:26; Galatians 5:16

3.   The Piloting of the Holy Spirit
Luke 2:27; Romans 8:14,16; Galatians 5:7

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Advent Series: Jesus Has Come


Memory Verse: Luke 2:14 (NKJV) “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Text: Luke 2:8-20

Introduction: 1 Corinthians 1:26–29

1. Our Praise of God must be done Radiantly

Luke 2:13–14

2. Our Praise of God must be done Pleasantly

Luke 2:1; Cf. Psalm 126:1–3

3. Our Praise of the Lord must be done Remarkably

Luke 2:20


Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Breakthrough Blessing

Advent Series: Jesus Has Come
A Breakthrough Blessing

Memory Verse: Luke 1:68 (NKJV) “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people,

Text: Luke 1:67–80

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanksgiving Series
Thanksgiving Propels a Release of Blessings

Memory verse: Psalm 107:1 (NKJV) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Text: Psalm 100

1.     The Mandate—The Bible directs us to be thankful.
Psalm 100:4; Colossians 3:15;1 Thessalonians 5:18; Psalm 115:3; Psalm 103:19; Romans 8:28; Psalm 139:14; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Psalm 118:24

 “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”-- Westminster Shorter Catechism

God has given you a gift of life and what you do with that life is a gift to God”—Anonymous  

2.     The Manifestation—Thanksgiving is a byproduct of the infilling of the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:18–19

ILLUSTARTION: Cyprian’s Thanksgiving
 “I heartily thank Almighty God who is pleased to set me free from the chains of the body.”

3.     The Means--Thankfulness is a Catalyst to Answered Prayers.
Philippians 4:6; Psalm 34:1

   To swear is wicked because it is taking God’s name in vain. To murmur is likewise wicked for it takes God’s promises in vain.
•   When in deep water, it’s a good idea to keep your mouth shut.
—St. Louis Labor Tribune

4.     The Miracle--Thanksgiving Activates a Miraculous Breakthrough in your life
Jonah 2:9–10

"It isn't life that matters but the courage you bring to it."

"Blessed be all sorrow, hardships
and endurance that demand courage. Blessed be these things: for of
these things cometh the making of a man."” From Hugh Walpole's novel, Fortitude

5.     The Merit--Thanksgiving Perfects Your Breakthrough
Luke 17:15–19; Jude 14–16; Philippians 2:14

I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. Arab proverb

A Compelling Praise

Advent Series: Jesus Has Come

A Compelling Praise

 Memory Verse: Luke 1:46–47 (NKJV)… “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

 Text: Luke 1:46–55