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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 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

1.      Stop Living in the Past
Joshua 1:1–2; Isaiah 43:18–19; Numbers 27:15-23; Deuteronomy 3:28;31:7–8; Genesis 19:26; Luke 9:62; Philippians 3:13–14;2 Corinthians 5:17; Jeremiah 31:34

"Living in the past is like visiting and re-visiting history hoping that the past can alter the present, or reminiscing on "what might have been, or chewing on plain, old fashion nostalgia."—Author unknown

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy

2.      Stand on God’s Promises
Joshua 1:2 ,5,8; Psalm 119:105; John 14:26 ;16:13; Psalm 119:33–34; Proverbs 15:22; Genesis 15:18; Deuteronomy 11:24; Psalm 23:4; Matthew 28:20

“…When God gives a command He often accompanies it with a promise, so He assured Joshua a lifetime of continuous victory over his enemies, based on His unfailing presence and help.” -- Donald K. Campbell

“The best of all is, God is with us.”—John Wesley

Standing on the Promises
R. Kelso Carter, 1849-1926 

1.      Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
2.      Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.
o    Refrain:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

3.      Subscribe to God’s Strategy for Success
Joshua 1:6–9; Joshua 1:8 ;Deuteronomy 6:7;  Psalm 119: 11, 15, 97, 2 Timothy 3:16; Joshua 1:7; James 1:22–25;1 Samuel 15:22–23; Philippians 1:6; 4:7

 “The phrase “from your mouth” refers to the custom of muttering while studying or reflecting. The Hebrew word translated “meditate” (hāg̱āh) literally means “mutter.” When one continually mutters God’s Word to himself, he is constantly thinking about it.” -- Donald H. Madvig

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain 

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.C. S. Lewis