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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