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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, October 14, 2013


Memory Verse: John 8:36 (NKJV) 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Text: Psalm 124:1-8; Romans 8:31; John 8:36

 “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are.”-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I.                   The Ensnarement
Psalm 124:2–5; Proverbs 23:7; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Proverbs 14:15; Proverbs 18:21;  Deuteronomy 30:15–16; Deuteronomy 30:19 Exodus 23:33;  Mark 6:1–6 Deuteronomy 7:25–26; Isaiah 5:13 Hosea 4:6; Proverbs 4:7;  John 8:44; Psalm 119:110;  Ecclesiastes 9:12; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 2:11;  John 10:10

A fowler is “a person who hunts birds. Hunting birds may be done by bait, lure, or snare for food or sport. Biblical usage sees it as a metaphor for danger (Prov. 6:5; Pss. 91:3; 124:7), even from fellow humans (Jer. 5:26).”-- Paul J. Achtemeier

II.                The Evidential Traits of Ensnarement
John 3:36 (NKJV) 36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

III.             The Escape Route
Psalm 124:7–8 ; Proverbs 18:10; 2 Samuel 6:1–2; John 8:31–32 ; John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:23; Romans 8:1–2;  Isaiah 49:8–9;  Luke 4:18


‘"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we're free at last!"”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.