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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, July 6, 2014

Fitting the Pieces Together

Getting Through What You are going Through

Fitting the Pieces Together


Memory Verse: Psalm 43:5 (NKJV) why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.




“A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together, in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle… Solutions of puzzles often require the recognition of patterns and the creation of a particular kind of order.”--Wikipedia  


“Life is a puzzle. Putting it together is a challenge.”—Unknown author



Life is like a puzzle. There may be difficulties finding the right pieces but in the end your puzzle will be complete.” Alma Sales




John 9:1–3; 2 Corinthians 12:7






James 1:14–15; Numbers 32:23; 14:18; Proverbs 11:21; Lamentations 5:7; Romans 6:1–2; Revelation 21:3–4


God is not the only source of adversity. Oftentimes adversity comes as a result of our own doing… Adversity is in many cases the result of sin. In fact, sin always results in adversity of some kind.—Dr. Charles Stanley  



“…Sometimes there is no explanation for adversity other than the fact that we are feeling the effects of someone’s sin.”—Charles Stanley




John 10:10; 8:44; Revelation 12:9–10; 1 John 3:8; Job 1:1,8, 9–12; 2:4–7; 1 Peter 5:8–9




Conclusion: Proverbs 24:10, 1 Peter 5:10

“… Adversity, regardless of the source, is God’s most effective tool for deepening your faith and commitment to Him.”—Dr. Charles Stanley 



“…Oftentimes, the explanations we are so desperately seeking will become clear as we respond properly to adversity.”—Charles Stanley 




Hymn by Charles Albert Tindley