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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, September 7, 2014

How to Rekindle the Flame of Our Commitment

Series: Haggai: Overcoming a Moral Paralysis
How to Rekindle the Flame of Our Commitment
Memory Verse: Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) — 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Text: Haggai 1:1-15

Introduction: Haggai 1:1; Psalm 137:1–6

1.       Stop Offering Excuses. 1:1-2
Haggai 1:1–2;2 Chronicles 7:14

 “Don’t do today what you can equally do tomorrow.”--Procrastinator  

2.       Reappraise your Priorities. 1:3-6, 9-11
Haggai 1:3–6, 9–11; Deuteronomy 29:29; Job 34:21; Daniel 2:22; Jeremiah 16:17;17:10; Matthew 6:33;16:26

 “I know your activities.”

“The cost of disobedience is high. People generally experience shortages of raw materials, manufactured goods, food, and wages. Disobedience is never a profitable shortcut to success; on the contrary, it is ultimately a very costly way to go.” -- Walter C. Kaiser and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

3.       Get in the game. 1:78,12
Haggai 1:7–8, 12

 “Everything rise and falls on leadership”. –John Maxwell.

4.       Rely on God’s Strength.
Haggai 1:13–15; Zechariah 4:6

 “Let us stop giving God the scraps of our time and energy. Let us start obeying God and doing His will. For if we will honor our Lord, He will stir us up by His Holy Spirit and enable us to do His will by working in us that which is well pleasing in His sight.” -- Walter C. Kaiser and Lloyd J. Ogilvie

CONCLUSION: Philippians 3:13–14

“To think that any time will do to become serious about His cause is to fail him completely.” -- Joyce Baldwin

 “Forward ever; backward never”—a Nigerian School motto