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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 2, 2012

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

Introduction: 1 Samuel 2:8; Job 5:11, Luke 1:48, Ephesians 5:18–20, Colossians 3:16–17

Illustration: Legend of Origin of Praise
 “One thing is lacking: the sound of praise to the Creator.”Maritime Baptist

1.     Praise God for His Compassion

Luke 1:50-55; Psalm 33:22; Exodus 20:6; Psalm 100:5

2.     Praise God for His Colossal Conduct
Luke 1:51–52; Psalm 77:12;1 Samuel 2:2

 Illustration: “God Only Is Great”

 “God only is great!”—Homer J. R. Elford


3.     Praise God for His Charitable Care
Luke 1:53; Psalm 34:10; Psalm 37:25; Psalm 68:19; Psalm 107:9, Proverbs 11:25

 “A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.”—The Bible Friend
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of anyone else.”Charles Dickens