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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, December 22, 2013

The Lessons of the Season

The Lessons of the Season

Memory Verse: Luke 2:14 (NKJV)  “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”




Bible Passage: Luke 2:1–20






Luke 2: 8–20




Peace is A condition or sense of harmony, well-being, and prosperity. The biblical concept means more than the absence of hostility, and it is more than a psychological state”.-- Hollman illustrated Bible Dictionary 




1 Peter 2:9,Matthew 1:21




Jesus is called the Reconciler. In reconciliation, that which is broken comes together. The devil is the father of division.  Whether or not you believe in a personal devil, there is an evil force at work in the world dividing families, neighbors, nations.-- Bruce Larson and Lloyd J. Ogilvie 







First, the Redemptive Lesson

Luke 2:8–11; Isaiah 59:2Isaiah 1:18Acts 16:31Romans 10:95:1John 1:12.





Second, The Relational Lesson

Luke 2:14 ; Micah 6:8Colossians 3:12–13



Some people are heavenly good but they are earthly useless.-- Dr. Emmanuel Akognon




“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – NELSON MANDELA



“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” –Nelson Mandela 






Third, The Personal Lesson

Luke 2:15–20Mark 12:30–31










Sunday, December 15, 2013

What to do with an Earth-shaking Experience

What to do with an Earth-shaking Experience


Memory Verse: Luke 1:46–47 (NKJV)… “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.


Text: Luke 1:39–56



Silent about the experience

2 Kings 7:9; Psalm 105:1; John 5:15






Share the experience with someone

Luke 1:39-45 ; James 3:16; Romans 12:15; Prov 18:24; 17:17



“How much we need other human beings to share the watershed moments of our lives. To be a Christian is to believe in a God who is the God of the impossible and to belong to a family of brothers and sisters who are there when you need them most. Because you belong to this family of faith, you have someone to go to who will listen to you when great joy or sorrow overwhelm you.”— Bruce Larson and Lloyd J. Ogilvie




Sing out about God’s goodness

Luke 1:46–56; Psalm 96:1–9; 118:28 ; 86:8–10;  63:3; Isaiah 42:12; Revelation 4:11;1 Corinthians 10:31; John 15:8



ILLUSTRATION: Civil War’s end.



Sunday, December 1, 2013


Christmas Series



Memory Verse:


Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

31But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.



TEXT: Luke 1:5-25




Introduction: Isaiah 40: 331




Waiting requires Endurance.

Luke 1:5–7;Galatians 4:4–5; Isaiah 9:2; Colossians 1:11–12; Numbers 23:19;Titus 1:1–2 Lamentations 3:26




It is easier to consent to God’s will when the demand is to act, than to consent when the demand is simply to wait, to direct our prayer to the Eternal, and look up. -- H. D. M. Spence-Jones





Worship requires Commitment

Luke 1:8–14; Proverbs 3:5–6











God’s Manifestation Provokes Supernatural Intervention


Luke 1:19–25; Isaiah 9:6







Curiosity in Anticipation


Luke 1:18–19, 30–35





CONCLUSION: Proverbs 3:5–6