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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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

From Nothing to Something

Series: The God of Abundance
From Nothing to Something

Memory Verse: Matthew 11:28 (NKJV) 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Text: 2 Kings 4:1–7

INTRODUCTION: Proverbs 24:14
1.     The Problem:

2 Kings 4:1; Lamentations 5:7; Ezekiel 18:2; Leviticus 25:39–41; Psalm 30:5

 “If a person could not pay his debt, the Mosaic law gave his creditor the right to claim his services and that of his children until the year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:39–41).”-- James M. Freeman and Harold J. Chadwick, FROM Manners & Customs of the Bible.

2.     The Prayer
2 Kings 4:1; Psalm 118:5; Lamentations 3:55–56; Hebrews 9:27; James 4:14; James 5:13;  Mat 7:7-8


3.     The Prescription
2 Kings 4:2–4; Psalm 50:15; 1 Kings 17:8-16; Exodus 4:2–3; Psalm 115:14

4.     The Provision
2 Kings 4:5–7; Psalm 34:10; Psalm 84:11; Philippians 4:19.
“The oil continued flowing as long as she had any empty vessels to receive it; when every vessel was full the oil stayed.” -- Matthew Henry

 “Devout obedience can produce brimful spiritual blessings!”-- R. D. Patterson and Hermann J. Austel

 “This miracle not only meets the widow’s needs, but leaves her and her sons with an abundance”. -- Faithlife Study Bible

Faith is the activator of your miracle.

CONCLUSION: Isaiah 55:8–9