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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, June 30, 2013

Updates from Lagos

Today is the first day of the 4 days of Mid-Year revival at the Shepherdhill Baptist Church, Lagos Nigeria. The day has been fruitful. I thank God that I had an opportunity to preach entirely in Yoruba language in the Yoruba service of the church today. That was a challenge initially, giving the fact that I normally write my sermon outlines in English and I have not preached in a sermon that is all in Yoruba language for a very long time. For your information, Shepherdhill has two worship services-Yoruba and English. The experience has been encouraging to the glory of God. The host pastor, Rev. Kristilere & his wife with the rest of the pastorate and the deaconate board are so hospitable.  I should not forget to mention that I kind of had a Stage fright before I spoke at the English service today. This is because the English worship took place in the main sanctuary of the church, which is so humongous. But as I handed my anxiety into the hand of the Lord, the stage fright vanished. I give God the glory.

Please continue to pray for me for the rest of the ministrations. The services are held by 6PM nightly, which is 10.00AM California time. As I am writing this blog, it is raining heavily in Lagos. I believe that this is a shower of divine blessing.

Please see below a brief outline of the message preached today.

Until next time.
Stay blessed.


Series: The God of Abundance

Series Theme Verse: Ephesians 3:20–21 (NKJV) 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


When You are Tired of Trying

© John Ojewole

Memory verse: Luke 1:37 (NKJV) 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

INSIGHT: Read Luke 5:1-11

INTRODUCTION: Proverbs 24:14 ; Matthew 24:13; John 10:10

When You Are Tired of Trying

1.   Be Attentive to Jesus
Luke 5:1–4 ;John 6:1 ;John 21:1;1 Corinthians 4:7; Deuteronomy 8:18; Romans 10:9–11; Romans 10:14; Romans 10:17

“Every pulpit is a fishing boat, a place to give out the Word of God and attempt to catch fish.” Dr. Vernon McGee

2.   Abide by what Jesus says
Luke 5:5 ; James 1:22-25;1 Corinthians 1:25; John 15:14; Luke 5:5; John 1:40-42; John 2:1-2

 “When God doesn’t make sense.” -- Dr. James Dobson

3.   Anticipate the Amazement of Divine Abundance
Luke 5:6-10; Gen 18:27; Job 42:6; Isa 6:5; Luke 1:37

“you go ahead and do it, because I don’t give impossible commands.”—(The Duke of Wellington).

4.   Accept a Lifelong Commitment  to God’s Service
Luke 5:11; Matthew 19:27