This is the blogspot of Dr. John Ojewole, the undershepherd of Agape Bible Fellowship, P.O. Box 1739, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA. This is his attempt to share inspirational messages and necessary updates from time to time. It is his desire that people get saved, believe the scriptures, become sanctified, gladly serve in a local church, and become heaven-bound. Please consider following this blog for regular updates. Follow him on twitter @ojewole or @agapebfm
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
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
Text: Ruth 1:8-22
people handle Life Crises
1.Naomi: Bitterness but Considerate. Ruth
“Things are far more
bitter for me than for you, because the Lord
himself has raised his fist against me.”
(ESV) 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put
away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Gifford, the senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Franklin Kentucky shared
a story about Charlotte Elliot
Just as I am by CharlotteElliot
Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
2.Orpah: Withdrawal and Detachment Ruth 1:10,
“If you cannot stand the heat,
get out of the kitchen.”
3.Ruth: Commitment and Attachment Ruth 1:10, 14-19, 22
Three things about Ruth:
First, She is a woman
of faith. Her clinging to her mother in law shows faith. Verse 14.
Second, She is a determined
woman. Verse 16
Third, She is a loyal
and committed woman. Verse 17
John 16:33 (ESV)
33 I have said these
things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have
tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
II.What to do
to manage Life Crises:
Psalm 18:6; 118:5
2.Have faith in God.
Job 13:15; 2
future is always as bright as the promises of God, for those who trust Him”.- David Jackman and Lloyd J.