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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, July 28, 2013

How to Rise Above Defeat

How to Rise Above Defeat
© John Ojewole, 2013

Memory Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

TEXT: Jeremiah 19:14-20:13

INTRODUCTION: Jeremiah 19:14–15; Psalm 34:19; Jeremiah 26:4–5

 Like Jesus, Jeremiah reminds us that even a faithful servant of God can become discouraged.”--Rick Ezell

Four Principles to live by:

 Jeremiah 20:7–8; Numbers 23:19; Lamentations 3:14; Jeremiah 1:5; Jeremiah 15:16

Jeremiah 20:9–10

 “It is just as dangerous not to go when called by the Lord as it is to run without being called (so Clarke). For Jeremiah the word of God was a reality, not the product of his thinking. It demanded expression in spite of opposition and derision.” -- Charles L. Feinberg

 Jeremiah 20:11–12; Psalm 46:1

“Since the Lord was fighting on Jeremiah’s side, he was confident that those who were persecuting and mocking him would stumble and would ultimately be disgraced.”-- Charles H. Dyer

4.     PRAISE
 Jeremiah 20:13; Psalm 22:3


First, be transparent.

Second, be compliant.

Third, be confident of Divine presence.

Finally, Praise God.