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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, 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  


 “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”-- Carl Jung.

 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”--Aristotle

habitus --French philosopher Pierre Bourdieu


1.     Habit of Learning. 2:42a
Acts 2:42; John 17:17

2.     Habit of Partnership 2:42b
Acts 2:42; 1 John 1:3

Greek word koinonia-fellowship

3.     Habit of Caring 2:42c, 46
Acts 2:42, 46

 “You can’t read the New Testament without hearing the rattle of dishes.”--Wade Armstrong

Illustration—Older couple sharing everything…

4.     Habit of Praying 2:42d
Acts 1:14; 2:42

 “What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use--men of prayer, men mighty in prayer.”-- E.M. Bounds

 “If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith.” Martin Luther

5.     Habit of Togetherness. 2:44; 4:32
Acts 2:44;4:32; Psa 133:1-2; Josh 23:10

 “In a congregation where there is harmony, there’s usually growth… A church with a compassion for lost souls usually has a harmonious membership.”--Frank Crumpler

TEAM acrostic


6.     Habit of Sharing 2:45; 4:34-35.
Acts 2:45; 4:34-35

7.     Habit of Worship 2:47
Acts 2:47; James 5:13

"I'll Praise My Maker While I've Breath."—John Wesley