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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, 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?