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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

Sunday, September 8, 2013


MEMORY VERSE: John 14:6 (NKJV) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:17–25

Introduction: Matthew 17:14–16; Mark 9:17; John 12:20–22; Matthew 6:33

 “Worship is the celebration of God’s existence.”—Prof. Yesufu Ameh Obaje.

1.       He is the Remarkable Redeemer
1 Peter 1:18; Cf. John 3:16; Galatians 4:4–5; Eph 4:17

 “… that we have not been redeemed by the aimless conduct received by the tradition from our fathers.” -- Paul A. Cedar and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

Greek “mátaios” means vain, empty, aimless, and futile.

 “… these people thought their lives were “full” and “happy,” when they were really empty and miserable. Unsaved people today are blindly living on substitutes.”-- Warren W. Wiersbe

2.       He is the Spotless Sacrifice

1 Peter 1:19; 1 John 3:5; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22; Leviticus 22:19–20; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews  10:17–22; John 1:29; John 10:18;1 Pet. 2:22; Mal. 1:8; Hebrews 9:13–14

Illustration: From The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

3.       He is the Predestined Propitiation
1 Peter 1:20; Ephesians 1:4;1 John 2:1–2; Acts 4:27–28; Matthew 1:21–23
Latin praedestināre to resolve beforehand.”—Dictionary.com

Propitiation is The satisfaction of the righteous demands of God in relation to human sin and its punishment through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ upon the cross, by which the penalty of sin is cancelled and the anger of God averted.” -- Dictionary of Bible Themes by Martin H. Manser

4.       He is the Exclusive Entrance
1 Peter 1:21; John 10:9; John 14:6;1 Peter 3:18; Acts 4:12; Matthew 7:13–14

Conclusion:  John 1:12–13

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