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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, September 29, 2013



Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5–6 (NKJV)
5   Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6   In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

TEXT: Ruth 1:1–7

2 Corinthians 6:14; Judges 21:25 ; Cf. Deuteronomy 28:15, 23–24, 38–40; Judges 2:11; 3:7; 8:33; 10:6, 10; Gen 35:19; 1 Timothy 5:8; Genesis 12:10; Gen. 26:1-2; Judges 3:14; Deut 7:1, 3; 23:3;  Nehemiah 13:1–3 Ruth 1:6–7,20–21

1.     Consult with God for direction
John 14:26; John 16:13 ; Isaiah 30:1; Joshua 9:14; James 1:5


2.     Discern the warning signs of God.
Gen. 19:30–38; Num. 22–24; Deut. 23:3–6; Ruth 1:20–21; Jeremiah 2:19 

 “Every warning God gives of judgment must be taken seriously, including those given to professing Christians.” -- Jonathan Prime

3.     Be mindful of the implications of your decision
Ruth 1:4; 15; Deuteronomy 23:3;  Romans 8:6

4.     Entrust your Life into God’s Hand
Proverbs 3:5–6; Gen. l2:10ff ; Lev. 25:35; Ruth 1:20–21

 “Better to starve in the will of God than to eat the enemy’s bread!”-- Warren W. Wiersbe

5.     Avoid the Errors of the Past
Ruth 1:6–7  


6.    Read Between the lines
Psalm 119:105; Jeremiah 33:3

“Discern a meaning which isn't made obvious or explicit. This expression derives from a simple form of cryptography, in which a hidden meaning was conveyed by secreting it between lines of text. It originated in the mid 19th century and soon became used to refer to the deciphering of any coded or unclear form of communication, whether written or not.” http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/read-between-the-lines.html

7.     Protect your spiritual Values
Proverbs 4:23; Genesis 19:30–38; Philippians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 10:31

CONCLUSION: Proverbs 3:5–6