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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 7, 2014

How to Rekindle the Flame of Our Commitment

Series: Haggai: Overcoming a Moral Paralysis
How to Rekindle the Flame of Our Commitment
Memory Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) — 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Text: Haggai 1:1-15

Introduction: Haggai 1:1; Psalm 137:1–6

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Series: Getting through what you are going through
Memory Verse: Habakkuk 3:17–18 (NLT) — 17 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

Text: Habakkuk 1:12-2:4; 3:1-2, 16-19.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Getting Through What You are Going Through
Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 2:3 (NKJV) 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

TEXT: 2 Corinthians 11:23-30

Sunday, August 10, 2014



Memory Verse: Psalm 10:1 (NKJV) — 1 Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble?

Text: Habakkuk 1:1-11

Sunday, August 3, 2014

When Life Seems Unfair

Series: Getting Through What You are Going Through
When Life Seems Unfair

Memory Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV) — 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Text: Genesis 32:23–30

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When God is Delayed

Getting Through What You are Going Through
When God is Delayed

Memory Verse:For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

TEXT: John 11:1-44

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Series: “Getting Through What You are Going Through”


Memory Verse: From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2, NKJV)

Text: PSALM 3

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When God is Silent

Getting Through What You are Going Through
When God is Silent
Memory Verse:To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.” (Psalm 28:1, NKJV)

Text: Psalm 77:1–20 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fitting the Pieces Together

Getting Through What You are going Through

Fitting the Pieces Together


Memory Verse: Psalm 43:5 (NKJV) why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.




“A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together, in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle… Solutions of puzzles often require the recognition of patterns and the creation of a particular kind of order.”--Wikipedia  


“Life is a puzzle. Putting it together is a challenge.”—Unknown author



Life is like a puzzle. There may be difficulties finding the right pieces but in the end your puzzle will be complete.” Alma Sales




John 9:1–3; 2 Corinthians 12:7






James 1:14–15; Numbers 32:23; 14:18; Proverbs 11:21; Lamentations 5:7; Romans 6:1–2; Revelation 21:3–4


God is not the only source of adversity. Oftentimes adversity comes as a result of our own doing… Adversity is in many cases the result of sin. In fact, sin always results in adversity of some kind.—Dr. Charles Stanley  



“…Sometimes there is no explanation for adversity other than the fact that we are feeling the effects of someone’s sin.”—Charles Stanley




John 10:10; 8:44; Revelation 12:9–10; 1 John 3:8; Job 1:1,8, 9–12; 2:4–7; 1 Peter 5:8–9




Conclusion: Proverbs 24:10, 1 Peter 5:10

“… Adversity, regardless of the source, is God’s most effective tool for deepening your faith and commitment to Him.”—Dr. Charles Stanley 



“…Oftentimes, the explanations we are so desperately seeking will become clear as we respond properly to adversity.”—Charles Stanley 




Hymn by Charles Albert Tindley

Sunday, June 22, 2014

How to Get Through What You are Going Through

Getting Through What You Are Going Through
How to Get Through What You are Going Through

Memory Verse: Psalm 9:9 (NIV) The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

INTRODUCTION: Eccl 9:12; Job 14:1; John 16:33;2 Cor 1:3–11

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Heaven is for Real

MEMORY VERSE: Revelation 21:4 (NIV) ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

TEXT: Revelation 21:1–5

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Heaven is for Real
Memory Verse: 1 John 3:2 (NKJV) Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

INTRODUCTION: Psalm 123: 1-2; Psalm 146:3

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Heaven is For Real

Memory Verse: Colossians 3:2 (NKJV) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

TEXT: Colossians 3:1–4

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How to Grasp the Reality of Heaven-Sermon 1

Heaven is for Real sermon series 
How to Grasp the Reality of Heaven
Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

TEXT: John 14:1-3

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Cure for our Condition

The Cure for our Condition
Memory Verse: Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Text: Colossians 1:9–17

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Reason for My Hope

Easter Series
The Reason for My Hope
Memory Verse: Job 19:25 (NKJV) 25 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:1–34

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Implications of the Easter Story

The Implications of the Easter Story

 Memory Verse: Ephesians 1:7 (NIV) In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

INTRODUCTION: Matthew 1:21

Friday, April 11, 2014

Please Rejoice with us on our 27th Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. We thank the Lord for His grace, faithfulness and providence. To God be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. Thank you for rejoicing with us.
John & Alice Ojewole

Monday, April 7, 2014

Will God Find You Faithful?


Will God Find You Faithful?

Memory Verse: (Mat 26:41 NIV)  "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

Read: Matthew 26:36-46

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Lifestyle of a Follower of Jesus

The Lifestyle of a Follower of Jesus
Memory Verse: 1 John 2:6 (NIV) Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The 7 Habits of the Redeemed

The 7 Habits of the Redeemed

 Memory Verse:  (Acts 2:44 NIV) All the believers were together and had everything in common.

TEXT: Acts 2:44-47; Acts 4:32–37  

Let’s Talk About Following Jesus

Let’s Talk About Following Jesus

Memory Verse: Matthew 11:29 (NIV) 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Text: Matthew 11:28–30;28:18-19

Monday, February 24, 2014

Community Bible experience reading for week 1

Day One    Luke 1:1 to 4:13
Day Two    Luke 4:14 to 9:50
Day Three  Luke 9:51 to 13:21
Day Four    Luke 13:22 to 19:27
Day Five    Luke 19:28 to 24:53

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The 7 Practices of the Followers of Christ

The 7 Practices of the Followers of Christ
Memory Verse: John 8:31 (HCSB) So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples.  


Week 1—Feb 24
Page 1-54 The Entire Gospel of Luke
Week 2—March 3
Pages 55-115 The book of Acts, 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Week 3-- March 10
Pages 117-177 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans 1:1-9:9
Week 4-- March 17
178-238 Romans 9:10-16:27; Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, Philippians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus
Week 5—March 24
Pages 239-290 The whole gospel of Matthew
Week 6—March 31
Pages 291-350 Hebrews, James, Mark
Week 7-- April 7
Pages 351-408 1&2 Peter, Jude, John
Week 8—April 14
Pages 409-453 1-3 John, Revelation

Monday, February 17, 2014

FOLLOWING JESUS by Dr. Phil Stevenson

Dr. Phil Stevenson
TEXT: John 2:1-11


Memory Verse: Romans 14:19 (NIV) 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Text: Philippians 2:1-11

Sunday, February 2, 2014

This is the Time to Decide

This is the Time to Decide
Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

TEXT: JOHN 6:60-71

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Are We Willing to Follow?

Are We Willing to Follow?

Memory Verse: Matthew 16:24 (NKJV) 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

TEXT: Luke 14:25-35

Sunday, January 19, 2014

He Owns It All



Memory Verse:

Psalm 89:11 (NKJV) The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.


Text: Psalm 24



Introduction1 Timothy 6:7; Psalm 50:10; Psalm 24:1–2; Haggai 2:8;1 Corinthians 6:19


Illustration: by Lloyd Stilley:


1. The Principle of Stewardship


1 Corinthians 4:2, 7; Psalm 89:11Deuteronomy 8:17–18


“If we belong to Christ, it’s logical that everything we have truly belongs to Him.”-- A church bulletin




2. The Principle of Responsibility

Luke 12:48;1 Chronicles 29:5–911–16 ; Deuteronomy 8:17–18James 1:17;Exodus 25:22 Corinthians 9:7;  Exodus 36:4–7


“A man who lacks reliability is utterly useless.”--Confucius (551-479);Philosopher



“Wealth shines in giving rather than in hoarding: for the miser is hateful, whereas the generous man is applauded.” Boethius (480-524?), Roman statesman, philosopher and Christian martyr.


A checkbook is a theological document; it will tell you who and what you worship. Billy Graham



“Your use of money shows what you think of God .”-- A church bulletin  

3.  The Principle of Accountability

Matthew 12:36Romans 14:12; Matthew 25:14–30


"Accountability breeds response-ability." Stephen R. Covey 



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Preparations for Supernatural Manifestations

Preparations for Supernatural Manifestations
Memory Verse: Psalm 62:11 (NKJV) God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Isaiah 43:18–19 (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Text: Joshua 1:1-9

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Seven Days of Fasting and Prayer January 1 – 7, 2014

Seven Days of Fasting and Prayer January 1 – 7, 2014
Joel 1:14 (NIV)  “Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.”
Matthew 17:21 (KJV) “Howbeit this kind goeth not out
but by prayer and fasting.”

·         January 1st         Read: Psalm 1:1-3; Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 16:18
Pray that God helps you to live your life for Him this year. Pray against all distractions. Pray for the growth of your church and removal of all obstacles to advancement.  Pray for all Agape Leaders and Lay Ministers-in-Training.
·         January 2nd        Read: Romans 8:19
Pray that God’s makes you to shine forth this year. Pray for God’s manifestation in every area of your life and your family’s life. Pray for the purchase of our church building this year. Sing our theme song: Hymn #579, SHINE, JESUS, SHINE
·         January 3rd         Read: Mathew 7:7-8; Psalm 46; 37:25; Philippians 4:19
With trust in God, ask Him for what you want for you and your family this year. Pray for financial blessings for your family and your church this year. Pray that your church meets its budgetary expectations this year. Pray for other church members as you feel led. Pray divine anointing and direction on the church leadership. Pray for all Agape singles. Pray for all children in Agape.
·         January 4th            Read: 2 Kings 6:1-7
Pray that the same power that retrieved the lost axe-head will work on your behalf to fulfill God’s agenda in your life this year in Jesus name. Pray that there will not be any untimely death in our ministry this year and beyond in Jesus name. Pray for protection of your family members and your church family. Pray for all Agape married couples.
·         January 5th         Read: Joshua 1:1-9
Pray for God’s guidance, sustenance and success in all your endeavors this year. Pray that God helps you stay focused on your goal and to live your life according to God’s purpose. Pray against past memories that could be an impediment for present success. 
·         January 6th         Read: 1 Kings 17:7-16; Isaiah 65:17-25
Just like the widow of Zarephath was singled out for a miracle at the eleventh hour, pray that God brings about your uncommon miracle this year in Jesus name. Pray that your church impacts the community with the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for all your church ministries this year. Pray that God opens your eyes to see needs and the ability to meet those needs this year. Pray for all Agape students. Also, pray for those who are waiting on the Lord for the blessing of a child. Pray for the souls of the people in our neighborhood to be won for Jesus Christ.  Pray for the upcoming COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE.
·         January 7th         Read: Psalm 103, 125 & 150
Praise God for who He is. Thank him for the benefits you have received last year and during these seven days of prayer. Commit your ways to the Lord in prayer. Ask God to make you a channel of blessing to others this year. Re-affirm your trust in God.


MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 16:26 (NKJV) 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?