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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, 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

Introduction: Luke 24:6; Matthew 28:6;1 Corinthians 15:3–4,14, 17

1. It Affirms The Divinity of Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:24–27
Romans 1:3–4; Matthew 28:18

 “Christ’s empty tomb guarantees our victory over death.”—Our Daily Bread

2. It Accelerates a Believer’s Dignity
1 Corinthians 15:20–23; John 3:16; Romans 10:13

3. It Assures a Believer Against Discouragement
1 Corinthians 15:19; 32

4. It Actualizes a Believer’s Future Destiny 
1 Corinthians 15:22–24; John 14:1–6; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 21:8 Romans 6:9;2 Timothy 1:10

“If any righteous man among the Christians passes from this world, they rejoice and offer thanks to God, and they escort his body with songs and thanksgiving as if he were setting out from one place to another nearby.”—J. G. Gilkey

 “Christ’s second coming is as certain as His first.”—Our Daily Bread

“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely. ... He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.”  ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 Eternal life is made possible by God’s eternal love.”—Our Daily Bread