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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, 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.  

Introduction: Acts 4:13; Luke 5:1-11

(Greek) mathetes--a disciple, a student, a pupil, a learner or a follower of a teacher. 

1.   They are Attentive to Jesus Christ
Luke 5:3–4

2.   They are Responsive to the instructions of Jesus.
Luke 5:5–6, 10–11, 27–28; John 8:31; 14:15  

3.   They are humble in character.
Luke 5:8; Isaiah 6; 59:2; Jeremiah 1:1-10.

4.   They are followers of Jesus Christ
Luke 5:10–11; 27–28; 9:62, 23; Mark 10:28; 1 Corinthians 11:1

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Illustration: originally shared by John Murphy. About Eric Liddell, who was portrayed in the film, “Chariots of Fire,”

5.   They Love, Learn, and Live the Word of God
John 8:31; 8:31; 15:14; Psalm 119:97; Acts 17:11

 “Scripture is needed as guide and teacher for anyone who would come to God the creator.”-- John Calvin 

6.   They Share the Gospel of Christ with others
Matthew 28:19–20; Proverbs 11:30; 2 Timothy 2:2

7.   They Love God and People

John 13:35; Matthew 22:36–40;  James 2:15–17;1 John 3:17–18