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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

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What Are We Here For?

What Are We Here For?

Memory Verse: Matthew 24:14 (NKJV) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” 

1.     We Must Show the Love of God to Everyone.
1 John 4:7–10; John 3:16; Romans 5:6–8; 2 Timothy 2:13; Lamentations 3:22–23;1 John 4:8; 1 John 3:18;1 John 4:10; 1 John 4:11–13; 1 John 4:16; 1 John 4:19

Litmus Test an event, decision etc that provides a clear sign of what someone is really like or what their intentions are.”—Macmillan Dictionary

Illustration: “A Stolen Radioactive material” story told by Warren Wiersebe

Illustration: Create Him! —J. A. Clarks

2.     We must Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Everyone
Mark 16:15; Matthew 4:23; John 10:10; Luke 19:10; Matthew 24:14

 “Tell the good News” by Gene Bartlett

Christ was born in a distant land,
Tell the good news
Tell the good news
Lived on earth for the good of man
Tell the good news
Tell the good news

Tell the good news
Tell the good news
Tell the good news that Christ has come.
Tell the good news
Tell the good news
Tell the good news to everyone.

Illustration: Adolphe Monod, the famous French evangelical preacher, who died in 1856, said before dying: “I have strength for nothing more than to think about the love of God; He has loved us—that is the whole of dogmatic; let us love Him—that is the sum total of the ethics of the Gospel.”

3.     This will result in people becoming transformed and restored into a people of God
2 Corinthians 5:16–17; John 1:12–13; 1 John 3:1; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27; Hebrews 13:5;  Colossians 1:13–14 ; Colossians 2:13–14; Hebrews 10:15–18; John 10:10;2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:4–5; John 5:24; John 10:27–30

Illustration: Old Pete’s Assurance

Illustration: God Would Be Greater Loser—Donald Grey Barnhouse


“The future ain't what it used to be.” Yogi Berra.