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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, June 16, 2013


© ojewole, Father’s Day Sermon June 16, 2013

Memory Verse: Proverbs 23:22 (NIV) 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Mark 12:28–31

Proverbs 23:22

1. A Wholehearted Love for God
Deuteronomy 6:4–5; Joshua 24:15;
 “God wanted to possess me, not merely my possessions.”—James C. Penney
Illustration: “God, France, Margaret”

2. A Passionate Love for your family and others
Ephesians 5:25; Mark 12:28–31 ; John 15:12–13 ;1 John 3:1; 1 Corinthians 13:3
"our responsibility as Christians is to discover the meaning of this command and seek passionately to live it out in our daily lives."-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Illustration: Rick Ezell SHARED THIS STORY: Ira Gillett, missionary to East Africa
"The medicines may be the same but the hands are different.”

"To love is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries. Avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken. Instead, it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”-- C. S. Lewis

3. An impartation of Spiritual Values to your Children
Deuteronomy 6:6–9; Proverbs 6:21–22;  Proverbs 22:6; Joel 1:3; Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 23:13–14; Proverbs 23:24
“He who opens a school, closes a prison.” —Victor Hugo

4. A Commitment to providing for the family
1 Timothy 5:8

Conclusion: John 15:5