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Antioch, California, United States
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 17, 2013

A Mandate, A Mission, and A Message

What Are We Here For?

A Mandate, A Mission, & A Message

Memory Verse: Proverbs 11:30 (NKJV) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.

Text: Matthew 28:16–20

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saved to Serve

What Are We Here For?

Saved to Serve

Memory Verse:For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)

Introduction: Ephesians 4:11–13

1.   God created you for Service.

Ephesians 2:10; John 17:4; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 John 3:14; Matthew 8:15

2.   God gave you Abilities for Service
Ephesians 4:11–13; Romans 12:6; Matthew 25:15; Deuteronomy 8:18;1 Peter 4:10

3.   God expects you to be of service to others.
Mark 10:43; Galatians 6:9–10; Proverbs 3:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12

“Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid.” --Rick Warren

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Becoming Like Christ

What Are We Here For?

Becoming Like Christ

 Memory Verse: Colossians 1:28 (NKJV) 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

TEXT: Ephesians 4:22–32

Colossians 1:28; 2 Corinthians 5:17

What happens when we follow the biblical process for becoming like Christ?

1.     Throw off Your Old Way of Life
Ephesians 4:22; 2 Corinthians 5:16

2.     Transform your Thoughts
Ephesians 4:23; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Proverbs 23:7; John 17:17
“Conversion is a crisis that leads to a process. Through Christ, once and for all, we have been given a new position in His new creation, but day by day, we must by faith appropriate what He has given us. The Word of God renews the mind as we surrender our all to Him.”—Warren Wiersbe
3.     Take on a New Way of Living
Ephesians 4:24; Ephesians 4:25–32; Proverbs 15:1

“Anyone can become angry. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—this is not easy.”—Aristotle, Greek Philosopher