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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, May 12, 2013




Memory Verse: 2 Samuel 10:12 (NKJV)
Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.”

Patriotism defined as “devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.”—Dictionary.com

TEXT: Psalm 137:1–6 (NKJV)

1. The Principles of Identification.  
Hebrews 11:24–26; Numbers 12:6–8; Acts 7:23–25

2. Principle of Sacrifice: 
Judges 5:18–20

3. Principle of Loyalty and Love
2 Samuel 10:12; 2 Samuel 11:11

4. Principle of Commitment
1 Kings 11:21–22; 2 Kings 7:9

5. Principle of Passion and Prayer
Nehemiah 1:2; Nehemiah 1:4–11; Nehemiah 2:3; Psalm 122:6; Psalm 137:5–6

Bates, Katherine Lee (August 12, 1859–March 28, 1929),
O Beautiful for Spacious Skies,
For Amber Waves of Grain,
For Purple Mountain Majesties
Above the Fruited Plain!
America! America!
God Shed His Grace on Thee
And Crowned Thy Good with Brotherhood
From Sea to Shining Sea!
O Beautiful for Pilgrims Feet,
Whose Stern Impassioned Stress
A Thoroughfare for Freedom Beat
Across the Wilderness!
America! America!
God Mend Thy Every Flaw,
Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control
Thy Liberty in Law!
O Beautiful for Heros Proved
In Liberating Strife,
Who More Than Self Their Country Loved,
And Mercy More Than Life!
America! America!
May God Thy Gold Refine
Till All Success Be Nobleness
And Every Gain Divine!
O Beautiful for Patriots Dream
That Sees Beyond the Years
Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam
Undimmed by Human Tears!
America! America!
God Shed His Grace On Thee
And Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood
From Sea to Shining Sea! 

 “Of all the habits that lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would men claim the tributes of patriotism who would work to destroy these great pillars of human happiness.” -- George Washington