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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

Monday, September 16, 2013



MEMORY VERSE:  Proverbs 15:1–2 (NKJV) A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

TEXT: 1 Samuel 25:12-39

Introduction: 1 Samuel 25:14–16

1. Be Alert and Attentive to Feedback
1 Samuel 25:14–17;  Proverbs 12:15

 …so many people are allergic to logic and common sense and ideas that didn’t originate with themselves,…” -- Kenneth L. Chafin and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

2. Act Prudently, Quickly and Expeditiously.
1 Samuel 25:18–19; Proverbs 12:4; 21:14

“A hungry man is an angry man.”

 “Wisdom in such a case as this was better than weapons of war.” -- Matthew Henry


3. Atone for the Faulty
1 Samuel 25:20–31;  1 John 2:2

 “Abigail could function as the patron saint of those who meet difficult situations with clear thinking, decisive action, and risk-taking efforts at reconciliation. What she did took both discernment and courage, but it was the only thing that could redeem a bad situation.” -- Kenneth L. Chafin and Lloyd J. Ogilvie


4. Act Compassionately
1 Samuel 25:32–39

Revenge: is “The returning of injury or insult. Scripture insists that human revenge is unacceptable and is to be left in the hands of God.” -- Martin H. Manser

Proverbs 20:22;  Acts 7:59–60; Romans 12:19; Deuteronomy 32:43; Revelation 19:2

 “Wise friends often don’t tell us what we ought to do as much as they help us to recognize and act on what we already know and have ignored.” -- Kenneth L. Chafin and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

 “Each of us needs constantly to be reminded that our lives are in God’s hands and we can trust Him ultimately to make things right.” -- Kenneth L. Chafin and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

Conclusion: Romans 5:8
Romans 5:8 (NKJV) 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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