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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, August 18, 2013



Memory Verse: Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)
11  Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

Text: 2 Kings 5:1–19  

1.   The Causes
2 Kings 5:1–7

“There are many different causes for desperation in the days we live in. There is emotional, physical and spiritual causes for desperation and a specific type of desperation for each of these three major causes. There are both good and bad types of desperation.”—Trey Precht

 “nesu phanim” literally means “lift up the face.”

Cf. Josh 7:6; 2 Sam 1:11; 1 Kgs 21:27; 2 Kgs 2:12; 1 Samuel 2:6 Deuteronomy 32:39; 2 Kings 5:11–12

2.   The Cure
2 Kings 5:8–14; John 14:15; James 1:22; Isaiah 1:19

3.   The Commitment
2 Kings 5:15–19; Isaiah 59:2; 1 John 1:8–9

 Naaman wants holy ground (the dirt) with him so that he can have Yahweh with him while outside Israel. The request reflects a belief that Israel’s territory belonged to Yahweh, while other nations were under the dominion of other, lesser gods.”-- John D. Barry et al., Faithlife Study Bible

CONCLUSION: Psalm 42:11